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Old 06-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #11
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OHHHHH my god you guys!!

Most fun I've had in a really long time. Terrific experience, met phenomenal people, and I learned so, so much!! I'm going to fill you all in right nao:

THINGS I LEARNED ON COMPETITION DAY:

#1) I NEED candy, sugary foods, and FATTY STUFF to look good on stage. I was FLAT as a pancake during pre-judging, because I was sticking to clean carbs. After pre-judging I felt a bit discouraged, so I kinda just let my "clean carbs" go and started snacking on random sh*t backstage. Me and this girl were talking:

Me: *talking, eating reese's pieces from the bag*
Her: Holy crap, Christine! Your ABS!!
Me: *looks in the mirror, veins popping and abs are ripped* Woah, what the hell, haha
Her: Dude, where were those during pre-judging?!?!


My friend in the audience said I looked like a completely different person at the finals, because my definition actually came through, my shoulders popped, etc. So now I know CRAP-LOADING MAKES ME LOOK GOOD!!!

#2) Why I didn't place!

Yes, you heard me. I got DEAD last at my competition. It wasn't so much because of my physique, or my posing...it was my FACE! I was shaking like a leaf during pre-judging...I couldn't see the points on stage for my T-walk, because I didn't have my glasses on. Also the following:

- They didn't tell us ahead of time when we were going on stage. So I had absolutely NO time to pump up during pre-judging. Flat, flat, FLAT!

- I WASN'T SMILING ENOUGH!! I was so concerned with hitting my poses right and my turns, etc. that I totally forgot about my face. That took MAJOR points off for me.

I talked to the head judge and she told me that I had a great form, nice symmetry, my posing was good, but my smile totally killed me. I didn't look like I owned that stage, and so I lost. She said, "I know what it's like, trust me. I compete as well, and it's very difficult. But you've got to work on that, the most of anything. You've worked WAY too hard for this."

I knew once she told me that before finals that I wouldn't get called out.

#3) It's not about winning.

I had so much fun. My friends were with me and so supportive, everyone made me feel so comfortable, and I just had a blast. When I went on stage during the finals I had a competitors HIGH!! I felt like I was born for the stage. After talking with people and loosening up, and after seeing about how important it is to just relax, smile BIG and have fun, everything changed so much. And I got so much positive feedback for being so young. One of the photographers was like:

(after talking to me about relaxing on stage) "Wait, you're only 16?! Well ****, you're totally forgiven then, haha!"

I just felt so at home. No one made me feel inferior, and everyone was like family. The girls were so sweet backstage. I had my friends there, and we went out to eat, took pictures, and had a blast.

#4) I can put down a TON of food after a comp!

I had the following (this was after all my PB+jelly and reese's backstage):

- (appetizer) 1/2 pan of cheesy garlic bread (think of half a plate)
- an ENTIRE pizza. It had an olive oil and basil crust, triple cheese (feta, mozarella, and something else), kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, and roasted red onions. Af*ckinmazing.
- about 2 lbs (if not more) of New York vanilla cheesecake with blackberry sauce and whipped cream. This piece was HUGE.
- french fries (lots)

My friend was like "Holy crap, you have the tiniest belly in the world, where are you putting all of this?!?!"

Most of them finished only half their plate. And when I was done, I dipped the french fries in ranch sauce. I think I probably ate more in one sitting than I have for the last 16 weeks. I don't even want to know how many calories I've eaten. Today things are going to be looser with my diet as well, but on Monday I'm totally back on schedule with my diet and everything.

Worth every bite.

#5) The best part about getting an airbrush spray is all the naked guys.

Bronze, ripped, naked men. How very fulfilling, haha.



I don't have a lot of pictures of me at the moment, except for these 2 that I snagged from my dad's camera (both from pre-judging when I was a little flat)...I'll be updating with more pics as the days go along, and as they're sent to me. Stay tuned!






Overall, this experience was worth every last penny. At least I can say I worked my ass off, and did a damn fine job at reaching my goal. And that's regardless of whether I went to the top and beyond, or only got my toes past the finish line. The victory is still there, and the prize is the satisfaction I get from knowing what it feels like to give things 110%, never backing down. And next time I compete, UFE won't know what hit them.
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That was an amazing writeup SSD. I would love to feature that over at M&S as a first time competing story, if you're interested?

We are all very proud of you, and I'm very proud of how you are handling your placing. You are a wise one and this will soon be forgotten.

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That was an amazing writeup SSD. I would love to feature that over at M&S as a first time competing story, if you're interested?

We are all very proud of you, and I'm very proud of how you are handling your placing. You are a wise one and this will soon be forgotten.

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Haha, thanks Steve! I wouldn't mind that at all

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Can't thank you guys enough for your support! It's going to be an amazing off-season!
I couldn't be more proud if you were my own daughter. If you have any more pics, PM me. I'll add all you can take over at M&S.
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awesome job! who cares about not placing you looked great in those two pictures i'm excited for the rest. you really held your own with those older girls. i can only imagine how much better you'll do at the next one now that you've gotten this one under your belt, again great job
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Great job, I think you looked great. This is just the beginning a stepping stone in the right direction. Look at what you've learned so far, your next show is going to be a winner for sure!!!
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