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Ronnie Coleman Classic 2011 Recap

Things I Will Never Forget

  • Standing naked while a complete stranger spray tans you
  • Spray tan is extremely cold
  • Awkwardly waving at exiting girls as they passed by my tent where I was drying my tan
  • Getting my butt glued by a complete stranger
  • The first time I put my bikini bottoms on
  • Eating cold flank steak
  • Having my name called to walk on stage
  • The judges faces when they looked at me (I mean when they REALLY looked at me)
  • The awesome support I was flooded with on Twitter
  • Seeing my husband and my sister’s faces when I was announced as 3rd place

Funny Bikini Bite Stories from Backstage

Note: Bikini bite (the glue that keeps your suit firmly in place) comes in spray and a roller ball.

Pre-judging: Don’t let a novice spray your buns. The lady who sprayed my booty with bikini bite had just learned how and I was her very first victim. This resulted in her getting it everywhere…oh well I thought.  After it dried I put my sweat pants on and walked over to my friends, ate, chatted. Then they called my class to start getting oiled up. I tried to take off my sweat pants and they were FIRMLY cemented to my left cheek. I slowly and painfully pried it off leaving a patch of untanned skin – 20 minutes before stage time, ha!

Night Show: Do you…need to shave? I kept having to go to the restroom from all the excitement, so I kept having to go get re-bitten. I think the lady was thinking I was moving a lot and knocking my suit off so she went to town with the roller AND the spray version of Bikini Bite.  Keeping warm in my huge baggy black sweat pants turned out to be a bad idea again. 30 minutes before stage time I take off my pants to go get oiled. While standing in line, my friend turns to me and says, “um…you need to pull your suit up in the front.” I look down and black fuzz from my sweat pants was in patchy splotches just above the top of my suit! I tried to dust/rub it off, but to no avail! That actually made it worse! Now I had a sheet of black fuzz!  So I used my razor blade to try to shave off the sweater clumps – it worked! but now my tan looks like it was mowed over. I had to laugh! SOMETHING had to happen – if you don’t have a fiasco, you’re not fully enjoying the backstage life, right? ;P

Props

Body by Susan Groshek, IFBB Fitness Pro – http://www.fitwithsusan.com

Hair and Make up by Chaselyn Wade  – http://www.chaselynwade.com

Tan by Natashia Faiz-Butel / Tan-tastic – tan-tastic @ live . com

Suit by http://www.Suitsyouswimwear.com

Shoes from http://www.Snaz75.com

World-wide Support thanks to Donloree Hoffman and her fabulous 13 – www.Bikiniorbust.com

Souvenirs

 

Ronnie Coleman Classic 2011 - Faith Keith bikini

Taking home 3rd place was the icing on the cake, but not the highlight of my experience

Ronnie Coleman Classic - Susan Groshek - Faith Keith

The woman behind the body, IFBB Fitness Pro Susan Groshek - my amazing trainer

Ronnie Coleman Classic - Tracy Pruitt - Faith Keith

All dolled up!

Ronnie Coleman Classic - Jeris Hall - Faith Keith

Got to meet my long time twitter friend, @jerishall3, who also competed that day!

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Faith Keith - 9 days till the Ronnie Coleman ClassicEveryone around me is cheering me on – THANK YOU!! You have no idea how much I NEED it and how much it really means to me.  Sometimes it’s your “I believe in you” or “you’ve got this” that gets me through the last mile in my morning run, or the last half hour of my workout.

I could not have done this alone. No way.

I already feel like I have accomplished what I set out to do, but I still have the excitement of the stage (and backstage) experience to look forward to!!

I still can’t believe I am doing this.  I set out to compete in a natural bodybuilding event and …I will actually be doing that next weekend??….. O_o Un-stinkin-real.


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image of "10" from flickr10 Days till the Ronnie Coleman Classic – I can do this. 10 more days of eating perfectly. 10 more days of ZERO cheats. 10 more days to stay focused. That’s only 8 days and 48 hours 🙂

A week is nothing!

(Hah…for all you competitors, you know a week is not “nothing”, but we can survive, we will survive, and we will succeed!)

The other day on our way to church I was bent over my lap digging in my purse to make sure my chicken was not leaking and my husband got a glimpse of my delts and back muscles through my blouse and exclaimed, “Wow! You’re a monster!” I sat upright quickly and with eyes wide and batting Shirley-Temple-style I raised my hands to my face and said, “oh, thank you!!!” ^__^

Ah, the life of a competitor – what crazy comments are made that we take as compliments! ha! 🙂


11 Days till the Ronnie Coleman Classic!

With a mere 11 days ahead I press on with excitement, perseverance…and…extreme fatigue 😛


Ramblings at 4 Weeks Out

I feel empowered now that there are a mere 26 days.  Time will fly by. I’ve got to keep my eyes open – learn all that I can and have FUN while I am racing to the finish line.

Now that I have more cardio and am training harder (because I am training more days with my trainer to make sure of it) I am feeling a lot more fatigued.  Need sleep!

Food calls to me, but  I tell it to wait and sometimes I don’t answer.  The switch has flipped – several times this weekend I stared at food and almost caved, then realized it was time for my next meal. Even though asparagus did not sound better than those snacks, I ate it and then jumped on the cardio. I won that battle!

I need to make sure that the efforts to increase my relationship with God is not distracted by my need to focus on prep.  Prep is seemingly easier (for now). Time to remind myself of where my heart should be.


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