Oh and this is where excitement gets replaced by panic. Thirteen days out from competition and my mind is going a million miles an hour. Of course, it doesn’t help where I start my Weekend FITT classes within a week. So between planning that, working on weekday classes, focusing on my “day job” and this?
I’ve been stalking my usual competitor idols more than ever before on their social media accounts and pages, devouring information from books and sites, trying to in some way get myself prepared enough for what exactly is going to be needed of me on competition day. While, yeah, sure, I’m familiar with the competition world and the fitness industry, I’ve never been behind the scenes.
My brain has been on repeat, running over the basic checklist, over and over again. Every time I pick up something new, it gets added to the list. Joining the mantra.
Walking, posing, the tan, meetings, etc… It’s a flood inside my head. Worried about a misstep. Panic about forgetting something – important. Just a few days ago, when we were closer to being three weeks out, I was confident, felt like I had this in the bag. I was going to nail all the things a trainer would need to be spot on about that day… Then somewhere over the past 48-hours, the panic started to trickle in.
Looks like it’s not just the competitors who get competition day jitters…