Ahhh Figure competiton #3 done and done. Saturday October 9th I competed in the IDFA Eastern Canadian Classic in Montreal.
It was a super great experiance, I’m really happy with ME and what I brought to the stage. I woke up Saturday morning oddly calm (even though I slept like crapola), went for a quick walk to wake up, grabbed some fresh muffins at tim hortons for my show bag and headed home to get ready. Had my shower, did my hair, slapped on a coat of tan and did my makeup. I was SO happy with myself for completely idiot proofing the day. Everything was laid out, planned out, labeled and ready to go. Finished up my tan and headed off to the venue.
Got there feeling really good, i KNEW i had brought my best package, I was almost 10 lbs leaner than my last show, peak week went fantastically and I was calm and relaxed backstage (which was a hard thing to remain with the chaos of the girls freaking out big time! eek!) I wasnt up for pre-j until after the intermission so I took my time, touched up my hair/makeup and finally put on my suit and got pumped up and ready to go. Looking at the lineup I was fiarly certain I had a good chance at 5th place, but it was really going to depend on what the judges were rewarding that day.
Finally it was time for night show and I headed backstage only to get a text from my “fan club” that they had arrived so I went and chit chatted with them in the lobby while I munched some steak, when it was show time I headed back , did the tan touch up and re-glued the suit. Nightshow was just the t-walk, not counting for anything so I decided to have some fun with it. I was oddly confident and enjoyed it.
In the end… I did not place. Was I bummed with the final outcome? yes. Yes I was, BUT like joe said, I’m making progress, it’s my first year and I brought the best me to the stage.
I stayed around to watch the end of the show and then went to speak with the judges for feedback… After speaking with all the judges they said what I knew already, i’m not lean enough and I have a thick waist. The only positive comment I got was I have a wide back. I guess I should take what I can get right? lol
ANYWAY, in the end, i went right home and admittedly sat in bed and ate my egg whites and pb while sobbing off my hooker makeup. The comments from the judges just REALLY got me down… BUT, I had booked a photoshoot for sunday morning so eating my sorrows away wasnt an option!
I woke up Sunday still feeling meh, but I got in the shower and got myself ready for the shoot, but the time I left I was in a MUCH better mood, I had emailed with sarah (my lifesaver on the weekend) about how I was feeling, danced around in my underpants and just perked myself up. The photoshoot was the BEST thing that could have happened to me after those comments, it was an amazing experiance and I had so so so much fun! I’ll be back with more pictures from that experiance when I recieve my cd, but in the meantime, one proof I got through fb.
Has anyone else ever worked their butts off and didnt end up with the results they hoped for?