Friday, March 5, 2010

Arnold Top 10!

It's the day after the Arnold pre-judging ... and I'm all smiles!

Last night was one of the best nights I've had! I got first call-outs and made Top 10 in my class of 13! My goal when I decided to do the show was to win, of course. But realistically, I'd be happy if I placed Top 5. So when I was one of the first 4 called out, I was ecstatic!

My class was tough - all the girls were big, hard, and lean. Backstage, I kept thinking that all the other girls looked better than me; I just don't have the same size on my frame that they do. I told myself to just stick to the plan and go out there and shine. When we were lined up just before walking on stage, my heart rate sped up, and I got excited. Not nervous, just excited. When my number was called, I strutted across the stage and flashed my brightest smile. I took my time during my model turns, and strutted off to the side of the stage to watch the other girls. When they called my number for first call-outs, Jerry said my smile lit up the room. :) We went through quarter turns, then were taken off stage while they did the other call-outs.

After all the call-outs, they called out the top 10 numbers, and we took the stage again. We went through more quarter turns, then were taken off stage again. Done! There was no shuffling in line for comparisons; we were in numerical order.

There will be more judging on Saturday morning at Finals, so I'm maintaining my conditioning today. When we got back to the hotel last night, I had a meal and some water to rehydrate. I showered off all the coats of tan too ... it was nice to look and smell clean again! We'd put on 4 coats of tan during the course of the day, and I hadn't showered or put on deodorant in over 24 hours .

Here's a video of us demonstrating how to apply a first coat of tan. Jerry painted me a total of 5 times between Wed night and Thurs afternoon. My color turned out really well! I don't think I've ever had such good color before!

applying babytatten's tan. - m3muscle Video

Today Jerry and I have a photoshoot and then we're going to hit up the expo for the rest of the day. My meals will stay the same, and I plan on collecting protein bar samples to eat tomorrow. We'll start applying more coats of tan tonight, and then I'll the stage again tomorrow morning for Finals!

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