So I did the figure competition last night here in Phoenix. It was great, I loved it. I know I went in super thin, but I really busted my butt and did my best. I hired VeggiePrinces about 6 weeks out and she was fantastic. She is well worth the money and totally supportive. Don Robinson, the promoter, is a great guy who really loves his sport and was encouraging the whole way. All the competitors were very nice and helpful. There was no back biting or cut throating at all. Everyone looked great and I had a great weekend. I want to give a big shout out to Jimi Sitko who took me under his wing (or big ass lats as the case may be) and made me feel welcome in the community. I also met Dani who encouraged me awhile back and is just a beautiful person. Everyone I met from the forums have been just great. This has been such a learning experience. I plan on getting bigger and better and doing this again next year. Next year I plan on taking. first. I took 3rd of 3 girls. But hey I got a trophy and some great pics. I made some good friends. I am looking into a few other shows but will give myself about 4-5 months to train. I have a much clearer understanding of what I want to look like and how I can get it. I want to move into the fitness category because I love the routines and performing on stage. So for 1 day I got to be a Barbie girl. The down side is that I ate last night then puked my gits up and feel yucky this morning. I actually had a not so strict version of what I had been eating just because I know I can tolerate it. This is me and my BFF at the night show.