Bikini Competition Show Check In

Posted on April 30, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hi everyone, it’s the night before the show and  many of you will be reading this the morning of, so if it’s not too late, you can watch me on ESPN3 between 12 & 1pm.  I’m competitor #84 and I’ll be in the Popeye themewear.  Then you can check me out later on ESPN3 between 645 and 730, I’ll be in a teal bikini.

Anyway, I just wanted to give you guys an update on everything that’s been going on this week.  My life has been a complete whirlwind since Wednesday.  Well Wednesday was my last CATZ workout before the show.  It was such an amazing workout.  I did exactly what I needed to do.. Barbell Snatches and sprints.  Well we did a lot more than just that, but I felt the need to highlight those because I love doing barbell snatches and I got my heart rate up to 190 in my sprints.

Thursday I got a mani/pedi and a massage.  I’m getting used to the nails.  I got that shellac stuff and I feel like my nails can’t breathe, but they look pretty.   Thursday was really hectic because I still had to do my finishing touches to my Popeye theme wear and I also had to cook all of my food for the trip.

See, Wednesday I was cooking my tilapia dinner and my sweet potatoes and I realized the oven wasn’t very warm and the stove was definitely not working.  Really??!?!?!?!  No stove or oven to cook my fish, chicken and sweet potato.  This is not good.  What’s a bikini competitor to do?!  Freak out?  Yes.  Check.  What’s a bikini competitor who practices yoga to do?  Relax.  Once I calmed down my mind could think clearly and I realized I could just get a George Forman, so that’s what I did.  Here’s all my food for the trip:

Friday morning I took care of all my packing, a spray tan and hit the road to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.  I got registered and checked in with my coach, and now I’m back at the hotel.

My mind is not the same right now.  I’ve noticed for a few days now my mood swings are more magnified.  I am far more irritable than usual.  I’m tired.  I’m cranky.  I mean, I’m happy, but my patience level is VERY low.

Right now at this moment, if you asked if I would go through this again, my answer is hands down NO.  I miss being able to eat what I want.  It’s not like I want to go get french fries and dip them in a Wendy’s Frostee (which I used to do back in my teenage fat-girl years) but if I want my Coconut/ Walnut chicken at 8pm, and I want 8 ounces of it, then let me have it!  I feel really bad because I know all of these girls work so hard for this, and I just feel like they all love it.  They all found their place here and this is what they do now.. they are fitness competitors.  But I don’t think it’s for me.

I love working out.  I love it more than anything in the world.  I love picking up and setting down heavy weights.  The harder the workout the better.  I love challenging myself to things I never thought I could do.  I love being strong.  I love seeing visible abs.  But having someone judge me based on how big I smile on stage?  Or sitting around spray tanning and getting my make up and nails done just isn’t what I love.  I can’t wait until sometime tomorrow night where I can go to be with my friends and relax.  I’m ready to go back to being that football watching, wing eating girl with the really loud belches, yet still pulls off looking cute!

So now that I’ve gotten all of that off my chest, I did realize something else the other day…

 It finally hit me that I should feel proud.  All along I’ve thought this wasn’t a very big deal at all because I don’t consider the workouts to be hard work or difficult to keep up with.  I have not been perfect on my nutrition.  Granted it’s better than average, but there’s girls out there who are doing this who I’m sure have been on point.  But still.. it hit me today and I almost teared up because I realized that I set a goal and I followed through no matter how tough it got.  My finish line is approaching and I’m freaking out because it really has been such a huge commitment and big part of my life for several months now.  I’ve wanted to give up several times.  I’ve gotten mad, felt like a failure, cried and screamed many times.  But I now need to remember that I should be very proud of what I’ve done.  Most people can’t or won’t ever do something like this in their life.

I was walking through the casino today and I saw these signs.  Michael Jordan owns a restaurant here and these were outside his place.  I find this to be a little TOO coincidental because as many of you know I’m from NORTH CAROLINA!!!  I grew up watching the Tar Heels and I love them so so much.  I love Michael Jordan because he’s a Tar Heel.  So to see these outside his place made the words really speak to me and I want to share them with you.

At the end of the day I’m doing this for you guys.  I want to show people that they can achieve their goals, no matter what they are.  I’m doing it.. this may not be your goal, but I’ve stuck it out.  Now I want each of you to show me that you can too.  I’ll be thinking of all of you tomorrow.

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Good luck today, Kyra!

Good Luck Kyra! You look Awesome! 🙂

Best wishes today, Kyra!

You’re gonna rock that stage today! Stay confident and PROUD!! Enjoy every moment 🙂

Hey there! This is Nina Marie Collins. I have a blog too! Haha. Mine is quite different than yours, but somehow we deal with some of the same issues.

Anyway GOOD LUCKKKK TODAYYYYY! You’re in my prayers! I’ll email you re: my progress soon

well thank you nina!!

You are such an inspiration to me. Love you girl, hope I can see you later.

it was so great seeing you.

I completely hear you about food! I love exercise and working out but I hate that I can’t eat what I want and I’m not even near competition 10 weeks to go!

Such an amazing thing you’ve done though. Have helped give me inspiration along the way.

Xoxo. Can’t wait to hear about the experience of being on stage

All I’m going to say is DO NOT give yourself a hard time over eating one or two bad things, especially right now. It’s not worth the guilt, but keep it clean for the most part. But at the same time you want to look back & know you tried your hardest. II’m here if you need to chat hunnie xo

I hope that you had a wonderful time. I watched that whole LOOOONG competition just to support you! You looked amazing up there!

Wow… that’s serious dedication. Thank you soooooooo much!!!

I can’t wait to hear how it goes! I know exactly what you mean. I didn’t know how I really felt about competing either. I loved being on stage all glamoured up but the food thing, you are right. And I”m just like you, football watching, wing eating, beer drinking girl.The food aspect is hard for me to get under control after contest prep. It’s all or nothing and I’m trying to change that. During prep it’s about what you can’t have. Afterward, it’s about all that you can have. It’s so strange. Anyway, good luck, I know you did well, you were super cute in your progress pics!!

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