CRAZY Thoughts!

This really crazy thought has been popping up in my head lately....
                                                                   that I should do a figure competition.

Ohmygosh, I can't believe I even "said" that out loud! I told you it was crazy!! I don’t know WHY this thought has even crossed my mind, since I just wrote a post a few months back about all the reasons why I choose NOT to compete. There are just so many things I hate about the fitness world.

But the thought just keeps coming back to me…. and whenever you get a feeling about something that won't go away, I think you should pay attention to it.

I just feel that I have been blessed with a good metabolism, which makes it somewhat easier for me than others to get and stay lean(but also harder to build muscle). Because of that I know that I wouldn’t have to do some of the crazy extreme dieting and hours of cardio that other competitors do to get stage ready.

IF I could do it in a healthy way….then maybe, just maybe, it could be possibility.  Just a one time thing. And not anytime in the near future, but maybe…someday. 

A part of me feels that I need to do something like that; something that is SO completely out of my comfort zone, just to prove to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to. That I don’t have to let fear and insecurity have control over me. That I can conquer my fear of having all eyes on me and being the center of attention.

There is part of me thinks it’s stupid to even entertain this thought at all. I’d probably be the puniest person up on that stage; I don't have the right physique; I'd most likely make a fool out of myself, but ….I guess it’s not really about that. And you never know if you don't try, right?

Who knows, maybe tomorrow I’ll completely change my mind and be like, “What in the heck was I thinking??” But for now, it’s something I’ll keep in the back of my mind….


  1. Good luck with whatever you decide. I am less than 2 weeks from my first figure show and I am one of those people that has to complete hours of cardio but its working for me so far.

  2. Um, you would definitely not be the puniest person on stage. I don't know if the US does amateur level comps, but in Australia you have the regular figure division and then everyone who is a first time competitor goes into the amateur class. If you have that, I have no doubt you would win!

    1. Aw, thank you Tara! I'm not sure how it's set up here, but I'm sure it's similar. I will probably talk myself out of it eventually, though! ;)

  3. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!!! Ohmagosh!!! You don't even know how excited this makes me! Weird, right? LOL!

    Competing in a figure competition has been my dream since 2010, so the fact that you are considering just makes me so happy!

    Wow! You can definitely do it! AND in a healthy way!

    Can't wait to follow along when you start your journey :)

    1. Haha!
      I'm glad you're excited! ;) Like I said, it may never happen...but it is an idea that's been festering in my head for some reason. I kind of wish it wasn't!
      Thank you!

  4. yup,you can do it!!!!!
    and since you are already lean and conditioned,you wont have to do anything crazy or super drastic!!!

    go for it!!!!!and if you change your mind,thats ok-----we all know the drive is there!!!
    keep us posted!!!

    1. Thank you! I just don't feel that I have enough muscle or the right proportions! My legs are small and my waist is thick! But we'll see if maybe I can make some good progress and go from there! Thanks a lot, I will keep you posted!! :)

  5. It could be an amazing, really fun experience. I've often heard that we don't 'grow' until we do something out of our comfort range. Sure it feels uncomfortable at first, but you may have a great time and surprise yourself. And if you're doing it more for fun than just focused on winning, then what do you have to lose?
    Also, what do you think are the best exercises to build up quads? You have great quads! I really want to build mine up. I'm doing deadlifts and squats with only a 40 pound barbell, but at least it's a start. do I have to go way heavier to get that "pop" in my muscles?

    1. Thanks so much!
      I do want to do it for the experience, but I also don't want to look horrendous up on stage! I am a perfectionist and I hate not doing well at something....
      The key with building muscle is progressive overload, which means continuing to challenge the muscles as they get stronger. So yes, increasing the weight over time is important and will help for sure. Also lunges and split squats are great for the quads. I would suggest doing a leg workout at least 2x/week, each week trying to do a little more than last time-5 more lbs, or an extra rep, or an extra set! Your quads will have no choice but to respond by growing!


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