Post Show Update!

Hello!! Happy Monday y'all! I hope you had a great weekend! I wanted to do something a little different with this blog and give you an inside peek of my show this past weekend. After talking with many different people, I realized there are SO many questions about what happens when you compete, what it entails, etc. There is a LOT that goes into it I could never cover in one blog, but I at least wanted to share my experience from this past show. If you've ever wanted to compete, or just want to understand the sport and process more, read on...

This past weekend I competed in the NFF Dallas Showdown. I placed 2nd in Bikini Open. Yes, I was pushing for the first place, but I am very proud of 2nd and how far I've come since my last show just 6 months ago. This was my third bodybuilding show and my BEST so far. This time, I felt so much more confident on that stage! I finally nailed my posing and knew exactly what to do. My first show, I felt like a deer in the headlights with my posing haha. But I have been putting in hours of work and it paid off. I am falling in love with this sport more and more. I felt like everything just really clicked and came together with this prep.

Another reason this show was special is because I had to drive 4.5 hours to Dallas by myself. I have done all my shows by myself, without family, friends, or my coach there to help me get where I need to be and make sure I don't forget anything. Thankfully, my coach was on the other end of my phone the entire time, but it is pretty empowering driving all that way alone, getting a hotel, driving back and forth to get my tan and polygraph test. I even did my own makeup and hair. The only thing I forgot that I wish I had was a pair of sweatpants. lol. I was FREEZING all day.

One more significant thing for me was that I weighed myself Saturday morning for the first time in over a year. I had a guess of what my weight was, but I have not weighed myself at all in the past year. All I've done was follow my coach's plan month after month, take progress pics, and assess my progress that way. In the past year, we've fixed my hormones and metabolism, found what works so I don't have digestive issues, and have seen progress every week along the way. All of it was done with a lot of inner drive and determination. All natural hard work.

Competing is exhausting. Amazing, but sooooo draining. And I think I hadn't slept well for many nights in a row. Saturday I was up at 4:15, and Sunday I was awake at 3 and just couldn't fall back asleep. But if your dreams and goals don't keep you up, maybe they are big enough ;) I drove home Sunday at 6:45 am, stopping a few times to ice my screaming back and shoulders. OMG I've never been so sore as I am after this show from all the posing.

Now it's Monday morning and I finally got the best night of sleep last night. In case you're wondering, I'm jumping right back into my diet and training plans today. I have another show in 3 weeks. This will be the first time I've done two shows so close together, so I'm excited :) I've had so many messages and congratulations from people- thank you SOOOO much for your support and excitement. This is just the beginning though! My coach and I have big plans.

Also, I am taking on a select few clients for prep coaching. I still have spots open for lifestyle fat loss and mentoring as well. I'd love to work with you and help you rise up and smash your goals. Shoot me a message or find me on social media. Have a fabulous Monday!! xo

~ Janae

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