This time next week, I'll be in Columbus, Ohio, in my hotel room getting ready to compete at the Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bikini Championships!
As a preparation show before the big contest day, I decided to enter the Flex Bikini Model Search in Santa Monica, California, last weekend on February 19, 2011 (Day 16 of my Arnold training). Competing in a show 2 weeks out from a goal contest date is a good way to do some fine tuning...seeing what physique areas I need to focus on, getting feedback from judges, and refining my presentation style. I was very happy with my progress at this point, weighing in at 119 pounds. Here is a photo of me that a fellow competitor took of me backstage:
Just one week away from my big day on stage at the Arnold, I've now stepped up my training. I'm still exclusively using the SeXercise DVD workout, but it's two-a-day workouts for me at this point. Yes! I do the SeXercise workout twice every day and I continue to push myself to increase the intensity of my workout every time. Can't wait to get to the Arnold. It's always such a huge event. Actually it's the world's largest multi-sport fitness weekend. About 175,000 sports fans are expected to watch 18,000 athletes compete in a variety of more than 40 sports and events. For more info, check out http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/