My First Figure Competition – 3rd Place!

January 19, 2017

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Finally! The longest overdue post in the history of long overdue posts…

My first figure competition!

Yep, I did it. It was a wild and crazy time but it’s over and I’ve had the few months to reflect on it.

But first, photos!

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Whatrunslori.com Figure Competition

Whatrunslori.com Figure Competition

While I immensely enjoyed the training and the high fat, low carb diet, I didn’t love stepping on stage. Talk about stage fright…

And I had a bad case of that stage fright. Walking out on stage for the first round of posing was horribly scary. I thought I had mentally prepared for being SO in the limelight but I guess not. Second round of posing was certainly better than the first and I had a chance to feel a little more comfortable behind all of those lights and even give a little sass to the judges. 

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So, I did it. I completed my first figure competition! And glad I did. I mean, who can say they wouldn’t love getting super tanned (spray tanned, that is), head to toe glammed, fondled oiled up by strangers, and taking smokin’ hot photos? Those parts I quite enjoyed.

So, how did I do?

I entered the competition for Figure Novice and Figure Open. I took 3rd place in Novice, 4th in Open categories. Not too shabby for not really expecting much and not really knowing what I was doing. 

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For anyone wishing and dreaming that they could be up on stage competiting, like I dreamed for years, I would highly recommend doing it. But be prepared to learn a LOT about yourself and be prepared to learn a LOT about the whole procedure… it was NOT at all what I expected.

And get a coach who can guide and support you along the way. I wrote this post before my competition about just that and it still stands true. You need a solid support system in doing a competition… and in anything in life really.

One great lesson I learned in this process: Find people who love and support you.

For now, that is all. 🙂

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Alisa Fleming January 20, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Congratulations Lori! And holy cow, I’d barely recognize you! Talk about ripped! Hope you are enjoying some post event chocolate as a reward 🙂

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