I went to go buy my show shoes this weekend, since it was on my goal list to buy either the shoes or suit before August 15th.
My mother, sister and I went to the Adult Fun Superstore (Yeppp… a giant sex toy shop… With my mother and baby sister, I’m a brave lass.) to go buy my 5 inch high shoes.
Some things you should know as a figure competitor when purchasing these shoes:
- Don’t get platforms.
- Make sure they are clear shoes!
- 5 inches high is preferable.
- You can have a little bling on the shoe, not too much though, you don’t want it to be distracting.
- Buy a half size smaller.
- Practice wearing them! They take some getting used to.
Well this whole half size smaller thing is not a huge issue for me… I have giant man-feet apparently. I am probably a D-wide (I was always aware of this) and my foot turns white because of lack of circulation as soon as I try on even a size 11 shoe… I am normally a size 9.
So the shoes do stretch apparently, and I can use a hairdryer to heat the plastic and stretch it. But they really really don’t fit, if I can’t find a size 10 wide or mens shoe I might have to just suffer through it though… I am not letting footwear be the thing standing in between me and my competition!
But OMG do they ever make my legs look amaaaazing! I can’t wait until I actually buy them. The ones I tried on were 59.99$.
Also yes, they are shoes made for… dancers of the night. It’s become the huge joke in my family.
My coach gave me a lot of free product and swag from Optimum Nutrition yesterday after our workout together. I feel like a sponsored athlete (although I am not… -sadface-). I have been wearing the t-shirt since he gave it to me actually. I can’t take it off. I am so happy.
He won it because he was nominated by Muscle Insider for trainer of the year. A picture of him and I will be in the magazine! Here is a picture of the supplements. I got protein powder, casein powder, and pre-workout pump energy supplements. More on all these later, I promise I am in the middle of writing a BIG page all about my supplementation. J
I also went out and bought some powders of my own, Swollen by Nutrabolics and Glutamine (because I was out and seriously missed it) totalling at 112$… Oof. Sooo expensive, and I am out of protein powder so I need to buy that too. You guys, bodybuilding is an expensive thing to undertake.
I feel like if anything, after my June show I will have to stop training because of my wallet, not because of lack of interest.
But for now, I am happy, it is all working, and I am so thankful to my coach, ON and Muscle Insider for the product! J
Check out my back muscles! OMGGGG! I am so proud and happy of my progress! I have only been on my new program for 3 weeks!
I have been doing really really well with August being my no-cheat month (check out my August goals, a few posts down). But am still gaining weight. So I have upped my cardio (as per my coach’s request). But so far (I am 13 weeks out as of Saturday) I am doing really well with muscle gain I think!
I leg pressed 300lbs the other day (my start weight was 60lbs) I mean… just that is pretty amazing! I am so proud of myself.
Have a good day you guys, make good choices, be positive and happy and PROUD of your accomplishments!