Saturday, October 31, 2009

Night One of the Big Weekend

I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the competition. It has now been exactly a week ago today and it feels like ages. I want to be back up there on stage again soon. It was amazing! The night we arrived at the hotel was kinda nerve racking. I wasn't sure where to go or what to do. My husband and I went all over the building trying to find our room. The way the hotel building was laid out was a bit confusing but we finally found our room and made our way to where the check-in was. The line was short, no waiting. I stepped in and in front of me was Sandy, the owner of Beverly International, my most favorite supplement company. I didn't know what to say. I purchased my National Physique Committee Registration card (had to have it to compete) and Sandy's husband, Roger, measured me for my height class. I told him how much I loved his products. The smell of McDonald's in the room was soooo good! There had to have been fifty bags laying around and all I could smell was the french fries.

We ran out for a little while to grab some plastic bowls and eating utensils for my carb load meal and my husband got Subway. We returned to the room to eat. I didn't have much time because my spray tan appointment was in an hour. I went to look for Deke, who was getting his spray tan, and found his family waiting out in the hallway. I chatted with them while I quickly ate my sweet potato, then ran back to the room to grab my oatmeal.

Luckily, the girls from Liquid SunRayz, called to tell me they would take me early. I only had to go up to the next floor of the hotel. They had spray tents set up and fans to dry you. The appointment didn't last long, 20 minutes maybe and I didn't feel uncomfortable even though I was in my bare essentials. Sharon, the owner, was very nice and did an excellent job. This is what I looked like when I got back to our room.

Crazy Jamaican! I would have fit right in if I was in the Caribbean. The color was awesome, very dark and even. I had to sleep in long pants and long sleeves to keep the paint from rubbing off.

It had been a busy hectic day and I was ready to settle down. I stretched out on the bed, turned on the television, pulled the covers up and I soon fell asleep. I was anxious for show day to arrive. I slept really good that night. The bed was really comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud. Then the lights went out...


Becca said...

Your body looks amazing. I know that must have been SUCH hard work!!! I would love to even have half the muscles you do. How did you even start?? I started personal training over a year ago, dropped 25 pounds then gained it all back. I love to lift weights,and be in the gym, but had major issues with binging the last few months. What kind of diet would you suggest getting started on again. I am going to hit it HARD, like weights and cardio,but a little confused on what do eat??
I would really apprediate your help! Thanks, BEcca
you can email me at

Dana said...

Becca, I will email. Promise! I'll tell you about some of the things I did. It is hard, since after my competition I have fallen off the wagon. I have lost focus but am slowly regaining ground, getting used to a new diet is hard, adding more carbs is hard, my body doesn't like them very well. They bloat me like a puffer fish! I'm trying to incorporate different foods now but the sweets are hard to keep away from.

Anonymous said...

More about Figure competition

erin said...

That tan was wicked. Next time my hubby competes ... and when I compete... I think we'll go that route rather than doing it ourselves.

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