Figure Competition research

Tomorrow afternoon I have my very first session with my figure competition coach, Janet Marsico. I am super excited!! Janet is an award winning figure competitor herself, and is the official figure stage coach to the INBF/WNBF with nearly two decades in the industry.  Needless to say, I really look forward to meeting her and learning from her! She will teach me everything I need to know about how to do the poses on stage, quarter turns, develop a routine, and not to mention.. walking in those high heels! Figure competitions is not just about muscles, but also about hair, make-up, tanning (spray tan- not going to be headed to that tanning bed oh no) and the bathing suit of course. Being anything but a girly girl, I am less excited about the beauty aspects of the competitions, but I realize it’s part of the whole package and I’m sure I will eventually get used to it.  I am a little nervous but mostly very excited about learning more about what I will need to do to prepare for a show. I have yet to decide when I want to enter in to a competition but hope that it will be sometime this fall.  The next step will be to meet with someone who can judge my body composition and look right now, and then decide what competition would suit me best. I then have to become a member of whatever organization puts on the show I decide to do. So… lots of things to do and considerations to make in the next few weeks… stay tuned! In the mean time, below is a picture of the shoes I just purchased and will be wearing for my first show!

What do you guys think? They are all clear like this with rhinestones attached to the plastic – and with a 5 inch (yikes) heel.. This is the classic look of the competition shoe (and although they are plastic, they are NOT cheap!).  I thought I was a master of walking in high heels after years of almost sleeping in them but these are tricky, let me tell you!! Definitely will need some practice.

Next… I will need to add more muscle to my figure – with my current shoulder injury I must admit I’m getting REALLY frustrated with the lack of progress I’m making but I am not giving up, I will keep at it!! Here’s a look at my amateur arm:

Finally, a shot of my new coach, Janet :

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