Monday, September 01, 2008

God, is that the time already?

T-minus 32 days and counting....

I had Bike Boy take some progress photos on the weekend, and when I downloaded them I sat in front of the computer, going hmmm. I was feeling a mild sense of panic, because CRAP, my butt needs to do some shrinking in only 5 weeks. And my posing sucks.

And then of course I had to email them to Sara, with an accompanying paranoid bunch of rantings, and received in return a good dose of common sense, reassurance and support (which is, after all, her duty as friend, sponsor and backstage helper, right?). And, you know what? The more I looked at the photos, the more good things I could see. So right now, I'm actually feeling quietly confident of not disgracing myself onstage. Even the posing has improved overnight - probably because the photos have helped to highlight what I was doing wrong... Curse you, inflexible shoulders and stiff thoracic spine!

I've realised something too: my level of confidence (or lack of it) is directly related to the amount of carbohydrate I've consumed. Must remember that and stick to my nutrition protocols.

Note to self: Low-carb diets really DO make you crazy. ;o)


Sara said...

As I said. You could get on stage in the shape you are in right now and not embarrass yourself. I think you are about right for one month out plus you cannot underestimate the magic effect of dreamtan, tape, false eyelashes and a sparkly bikini.

Kathryn said...

It's funny how we always zero on the bad bits in photos - well I do anyway.

I'll have to remember the relationship btw carbs and confidence - I guess that's why they call it comfort food :D

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