And now the post we've all been waiting for.
It's over! I did it. I reached my goal to go from labor and delivery to bikini competition in under a year. And I actually feel like I was ready for it (as opposed to just doing the competition).
The breakdown of the week before the competition is this:
I was at my parents' house with my girls. Jerry cut out my 2nd cardio workout of the day and I was so happy about that. I didn't have to have them babysit twice a day! So I was doing one 35 minute intervals session and lifting weights.
The first part of the week I only got to eat 1/2 cup of oats and the rest of my calories were protein and fat. It was awful. I had zero energy. Then he added back in a whole bunch of carbs and I was a much happier Kelli.
I started taking a diuretic (water pill) on Monday. On Friday I cut out drinking water completely. For like 10 minutes. Then I just sucked on ice or sipped when I was thirsty. I had to cut out as much water weight as I could so I looked more cut and my muscles popped.
On Thursday I got my hair done. I decided to go a little darker. We picked Dark Blonde for the roots and Light Blonde for the ombre. Dark Blonde is a little darker than planned. I'm getting used to it now and I like it for fall.
I got a spray tan on Friday at noon. Hilarious! I got to this girl's home salon and she had a little tent. First she gave me a shower cap I started putting it on. She was like, "you want to take your clothes off first." I was like, "all of them?" "Yep." "Ok." So there I am all clothes-less in her tent and she's spraying me with dark brown/orange spray that reeks like... uh... spray tan. Then she tells me to bend over because I had two little lines under my bum. It was so awkward. But I did. Then I was all, "sorry if there's toilet paper..." Hehehe. There wasn't.
At least my teeth are are ultra white.
Two days earlier I actually looked like my kids. Morgan was a little freaked out and wanted me to wash it off.
I woke up at 7 and had to be at Granger High School at 9:30. It seems like a lot of time but it takes a while to prepare breakfast of 7 egg whites and a cup of oats. By then I was I was so sick of egg whites. I couldn't finish the breakfast. Plus I was already so thirsty and not drinking.
The prejudging was running behind and bikini didn't get on stage until like 1:00. I was dying of thirst and thinking of how much fun this wasn't. Back stage stunk like BO and spray tan and everyone was orange. It was like a stinky, good-looking Oompa Loompa village.
Then it was my turn to go on stage. They were out of time so they just had us all go together. I was standing there with a bunch of other girls thinking that I was going to die of dehydration and wondering what the crap I was doing to myself. It sucked. And the judges didn't even look at me. I can honestly say that prejudging was not a good experience. I didn't have fun. I didn't feel good. I may have looked okay but I stunk of spray tan and sweat, just like everyone else.
I drove back to my mother-in-law's house where my family was to hang out with them and take a nap before the night show. I was pretty emotional because of the judging and feeling crappy and being tired. I just cried on the drive. I told Tom I was not going to do another show. I mean, I'm into this thing a whole lot of money. The least that could have happened is that the judges pretended to look at me too. Maybe I didn't look like the top 5 but I promise I wasn't bad to look at. My obliques alone were pretty awesome.
On the plus side, I did get to hang out with some pretty cool girls. Everyone was nice. I didn't experience any snobbiness. And I was happy for everyone that won. We all worked hard to be where we were.
|The girls Jerry trained. Me, Amanda, Leanne|
The night show was more fun. I got my own time on stage. I really was happy for those who won. Leanne took 3rd and 4th in novice and natural. The thing is, almost everyone looked amazing. It would be hard to judge. Plus, everyone likes different things.
I am awarding myself with the most modest swimsuit award. Tom told me after that my mom was so uncomfortable and that made him so so so uncomfortable. Hahahaha! He said many of the suits left little to the imagination. So thank goodness for Target and Google so I could make my own suit with a little bigger bum.
Here is a video of my minute on stage. Enjoy!
Then for the best part of the day... Cafe Rio with my parents, Tom, and my friends, Natalie and Caroline. That pork burrito was worth it all.
I will have more pics of the show later. I just wanted to post this now.