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Knowing how to face your first bikini competition properly is essential as it can be an unforgettable experience, but without hesitating a resolution that cannot be taken lightly. When you decide to compete you admit to moving many things in your life and accept other unforgivable ones.
It is a relentless struggle with myself from the first day to the last and you must take into consideration many aspects, now we are going to see some of them.
You must be prepared both physically and emotionally.
The process is long and very demanding, it does not serve a bit of diet lightly, or be the pretty one of the whole, goes considerably more there. If you have an already trained physique, good muscle level and low fat you will need less preparation time, if on the contrary you must lose more weight or build muscle mentalízate that your process is going to be even longer.
You also have to be ready for everyone to talk about you and judge your physique. You will receive both praise and criticism even from people who do not know you at all, so if you are not strong in this regard, competing can do you more harm than good.
When you have decided to enter this wheel or bikini competition you know that you must leave aside many things, it is not possible to indulge yourself and your social life will be different. Your way of life is going to change, you can no longer alternate with friends at dinners or lunches of your own choice and even in many cases when you leave work you could relax now you will have to train again. Sometimes you can also feel separated or misunderstood depending on the interests of your group of friends, is the cost to be paid.
Competing is an essential investment of money, first of all you need a professional trainer able to get your ideal point. A good trainer who knows how to guide your diet and training to the end and is trained for this. Add to this the cost of the supplementation you need such as multivitamins, protein, amino acids, etc. that you will add to the rest of your groceries.
Please note that you need a pair of competition shoes and bikinis that are not usually inexpensive, apart from accessories such as earrings, bracelets, make-up, etc. Finally we add the costs of the license to join the federation, fees for competitions, travel and stays. None of that has any help so you'll have to pay for everything out of your own pocket.
Do it for yourself
Don't do this to prove anything to anyone or it won't end well. The normal thing in a first competition is not usually to win everything, so don't get frustrated and feel proud of the work done, you have to know how to fit both the victory and the defeat.
It's about enjoying the process and every day proving what you're capable of. Learn to value every moment and not only the goal of the key day, we will result them on the platform depend on many factors, the work you do day after day only depends on you.
You're not going to be anonymous anymore.
I'm not talking about fame, but rather about the fact that just by signing up for tournaments your name is going to appear on google and even images of you can come out, count on this. We also know what kind of bikini they are going to be, on the stage and posing? so assess whether your family, work, etc. could face it.
Always be yourself
Don't let yourself be manipulated, you must follow the orders of your trainer with certainty since you have chosen him and it is assumed that you trust him or her, or one hundred percent, so don't listen to any more beliefs or let yourself be carried away by anyone else. They will try to tell you that you are not doing well, that it is not done this way or even that others eat a lot when you have an appetite.
This process is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, some days you will have the motivation through the clouds and others you will want to send it all on your way, some days you will be very happy and others you will not receive the answer you wanted from your trainer or from the scale, simply GO ON! Find your strengths, empower them and hold on to them to continue. Always and at all times focus on the positive.
When the day came
Once in the competition, ENJOY, is the best advice I can give you, it's all done, you can't go down any more or change the hair color, and only the nerves are left to go out. Get on the stage, visualize everything you carry on your back and show it to the audience and judges with your best smile.
Take advantage of this to meet people, don't isolate yourself and socialize, they are all friendly people and are willing to assist you, besides this consider that you are going to meet people with whom you share a hobby that affirms a lot of your way of life. The way of chatting with a person who is going through the same thing as you has nothing to do with explaining it to your friends, partners or family and that for the eighth time do not understand because you eat chicken at eleven in the morning.
Remember that the result isn't everything, if you win, if you don't win too. Not the whole planet is good for it and you've got it. The competition makes you know yourself, makes you stronger, more confident and more able to see where your limits are, the process is worthwhile, thrive as a person and apply it to your daily life.
Don't forget to read María José's weblog article on the special planet of bikini competition.