I can’t believe that I am suppose to compete in a week. I am excited and nervous about getting back on stage again. Can you believe that it was just six months ago that I competed for the first time?
I am registered for the NPC Upstate Classic. I have also booked my tan.
There’s nothing keeping me back now that my bikini has arrived. There was a lot of heartache around getting it in my possession, but it arrived yesterday.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do if it didn’t get here.
What were my other options?
- Purchase a suit: I could purchase a suit from a designer.
- Rent a suit: Instead of spending money for a brand new one, I could rent one.
- Not compete: It almost sounds absurd that I would get this far and then not compete.
I was not spending another dime for a suit. I paid for two suits and that was all that I was going to spend.
The beginning of peak week
Peak week means changing my water and food. My coach has me doing things differently this time.
This week is a lot of fish, asparagus and water. I am excited to get sweet potatoes at the end of the week. I haven’t had sweet potatoes in more than a month, so I am looking forward to them.
I am not sure which my heart aches over more – the fish only protein diet this week or the gallons and gallons of water I need to drink these first few days. I like water but somehow seem to get stuck around 80 ounces. I make it to one gallon a day but to drink two today and tomorrow will be somewhat of a feat.
It will be a crazy week with all the preparations and tweaking for the show on Saturday, but I will Periscope from backstage around 11 a.m. Want to follow? Find me @shalamajackson. I plan on doing broadcasts once a week following this weekend.
Are you on Periscope? What’s your handle?