Luckily I checked the NABBA website this morning because entries close this Saturday.
After a quick text “discussion” with Miss Jo I completed the forms, burned my music onto a cd and arranged for delivery. So I’m now officially a NABBA competitor.
The decision as to what class I would do hinged on when the weigh in was being held. I would have had to hold off carbing up to keep my weight down to get into a class with a height to weight ratio limit. When I saw the weigh in was at the athlete briefing the morning of the show it was pretty obvious that I would be entering into the physique class.
It’s not too much of a stretch I usually do the physique category. The Christchurch show was the first time I’ve ever tried Figure. I have never competed in the NABBA federation before though, so I have some things to learn (like posing in both directions and doing a lat spread) .. but I’ve got two and a half weeks so I guess I’ll just have to practise, practise and then practise some more. At least I get to keep my feet flat on the ground! One less thing to worry about 😉
I saw Miss Jo for training last night, the first thing she did was pull up my top to check I still had some semblance of abdominals. She was pleased with what she saw so I didn’t have to do any measurements (thank goodness, they always depress me).
attacked trained my legs, there were a few moments where I prayed to God and there were other moments where I swore and even times when I thought tears would burst forth, but it was good .. NO it was a GREAT session, just what I needed to shake off any post show cobwebs.
The plan is to drop a few more kilos in the lead up to the next show so my diet has changed. When I told James last night he gave me his “Oh shit, I better tip toe around her” look but he smiled and said .. “If that’s what it takes” (all the while thinking, I’m glad I’m not a bodybuilder) 😉
Today is day one of the new plan .. wish me luck.
Till next time