Then I got oiled up and continued to pump up before heading on stage. Several girls didn’t have their coaches there with them, either because they traveled so far from home and where they trained or because they did online training.
I’m SO glad my coach was there to support me, tell me what and when to eat, walk me through the sequence of events and when I should be doing things, and for the little pep talk before I went on stage. He reminded me that I’ve already done the work, and now it’s the fun part. He reminded me that I am a strong, smart, beautiful woman and mom and that whatever happens on stage with the judging does not justify my worth. He told me that he’s proud of me for balancing all the demands of life as a full-time working and breastfeeding mom with my training during
I actually thought pre-judging was just the 10-second routine with the callout and comparing done in the evening. But turns out it was in the morning pre-judging. I was having fun, but I was a little disappointed I didn’t make first callouts.
After prejudging, my coach told me to go eat another burger and fries (without bacon this time… oops!) then go back to the hotel to relax and take a nap.
Show Day Meal Plan
Here’s what a typical day of eating looks like for me (please keep in mind that this meal plan customized for MY specific dietary needs for my height, weight, workout intensity, AND my caloric needs for breastfeeding). This may not be appropriate for you.
Breakfast 5:30 am
4 oz. black coffee
5 egg whites + ½ avocado
½ cup oatmeal with cinnamon
2 plain rice cakes with the thinnest smear of peanut butter and strawberry preserves
Pre-Judging Pump Up
Snickers candy bar
The most delicious bacon, avocado,and pepper jack cheeseburger!!
Sweet potato fries!!
Nibbled on chicken and rice cakes
(I was barely hungry after that burger!)
Finals Pump Up Snack
Nutrageous candy bar
Few pieces of candy
Journey to the Stage: Bikini Competition Series
If you missed any of my Journey to the Stage bikini competition prep posts, you can get all caught up here: