Siouxcountry.com

---

Go Back   Siouxcountry.com > Discussion > Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini News & chat about Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2008, 01:44 PM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default Any one else get ANXIOUS before starting a prep?

I am super duper anxious this time around I can't get it in my head straight? I don't know if that means I'm not ready... I'm almost talking myself out of it constantly? Grrrr.... I just need to bite the bullet and commit but for some reason the words Jr. Nats make me have butterflies... I was so determined and excited ... now I'm uneasy and unsure. What do you guys do when you feel like this I know in my heart I'm up for it, but my head's screwy and I feel extremely overwhelmed... I KNOW if I talk myself out of it I'll regret it greatly!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2008, 01:58 PM
ripitupbaby's Avatar
ripitupbaby ripitupbaby is offline
Moderator
IFBB Pro - Lori Steele
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 5,344
Default

I do get anxious when I am starting to get myself ready for prep and thinking about everything that needs to come together over the next few months.

Just treat it like any other prep you have done...no reason to approach it differently. This far out, all you need to do is take that nervous energy and dive right into the prep....use it to help you focus and get into your routine.

Being anxious this far out just means that you are invested in it mentally already, so you just need to focus that energy in the right direction. No need to REALLY start getting nervous until a few weeks out, and by then, you'll be looking so good that you won't have to worry about it!
__________________
Team Siouxcountry!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Shelly's Avatar
Shelly Shelly is offline
IFBB Pro - Shelly Albetta
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: the dirrty jerzzz
Posts: 10,344
Default

listen girl...
ASK YOURSELF.... what have you got to lose????? YOU worked your booty off this offseason and you know it. you have done what you can do to bring your best package forward into competiton prep. everyone gets uneasy, not sure if they are ready, butterflies etc.... but what is the WORST that happens. you DO IT, not place as well as you had maybe hoped...and you work on your overall package again! I think thats not a bad thing at all!!

Its hard to switch into "prep mode"and i def get anxious thinking about that as well sometimes...the strictness of it, contstantly being on-the-go. but those same obstacles are why a lot of us love the sport. pushing ourseleves to the limit every day.... unwrapping the present that lies beneath the hours of lifting and couple lbs of fat. its a fun journey, and yes it can be overwhelming... but throw your head in it, and JUST DO IT!


We are here supporting you all the way!!
__________________
Check Out My Journal


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:15 PM
IslandGirl's Avatar
IslandGirl IslandGirl is offline
IFBB Pro - Tracy Bodner
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9,382
Default

Believe in yourself!


I can see why you are anxioux. This is the big stage. National level! But you know what? It is all the same. Treat it like any other prep. You give it your ALL, 110%!

Just as long as you know you did everything that you had control over, that is all that matters! Noone can take that away from you.

We support you Steph!
__________________


♥ ☆ ♥*`*.♥ Dynamite Comes in Small Packages ♥.*`*♥ ☆ ♥


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:16 PM
SBT's Avatar
SBT SBT is offline
NPC Figure Competitor / Bodybuilder - Shannon
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,308
Default

Yup you got a heck of a support group right here thats for sure
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:25 PM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default

THANKS GUYS! I feel like a big ol cry baby LOL I don't usually get this bad...I NEED to mentally get squared away with a quickness It'll probably just take a few weeks for me to get in the groove I still have 3 more weeks before I officially start dieting... I'm not keeping a journal though fully this time, I'll check in but not a full journal... I need to really focus on sleep this prep last one I was averaging 5-6 hours if I was lucky I'm all about even better time management this time around... if I won the lottery I think my stress would be gone...lmao!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Shelly's Avatar
Shelly Shelly is offline
IFBB Pro - Shelly Albetta
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: the dirrty jerzzz
Posts: 10,344
Default

oh stop i am the same way lol


i cant believe you start preppin three weeks! where has time gone!!! is that the only show on your agenda?? did you fig out suits? sorry dont mean to add to your stress with all of ny q's....

how many weeks out are you starting?
__________________
Check Out My Journal


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:33 PM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by npcfiguretwins View Post
oh stop i am the same way lol


i cant believe you start preppin three weeks! where has time gone!!! is that the only show on your agenda?? did you fig out suits? sorry dont mean to add to your stress with all of ny q's....

how many weeks out are you starting?
No the whole suit thing is "undecided" I can't decide colors, who to get them from, stoning them myself? lol it will all come together it always does...
I start 12 weeks out, I wanted earlier cause I'm a spaz but no 12 weeks is max for me, so I don't lose too much, last time I did 10, but 12 is a good point this time as I'm a little heavier.

For right now this is my one show for the year... but we'll seee......
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-07-2008, 03:23 PM
SBT's Avatar
SBT SBT is offline
NPC Figure Competitor / Bodybuilder - Shannon
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,308
Default

you are gonna fly right through the 12 weeks i am sure of it

I think it will all come together nicely as well!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-07-2008, 05:14 PM
Shelly's Avatar
Shelly Shelly is offline
IFBB Pro - Shelly Albetta
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: the dirrty jerzzz
Posts: 10,344
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitmomma3 View Post
No the whole suit thing is "undecided" I can't decide colors, who to get them from, stoning them myself? lol it will all come together it always does...
I start 12 weeks out, I wanted earlier cause I'm a spaz but no 12 weeks is max for me, so I don't lose too much, last time I did 10, but 12 is a good point this time as I'm a little heavier.

For right now this is my one show for the year... but we'll seee......
well just like you said itll all pull together and your jitters will subside!!

YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!!!
__________________
Check Out My Journal


Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-07-2008, 05:55 PM
Siouxcountry's Avatar
Siouxcountry Siouxcountry is offline
Administrator
Jason
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Facebook: siouxcountryfb
Twitter: siouxcountry
Instagram: siouxcountry
Posts: 59,130
Default

I added you to our list... LINK

__________________
Make me feel popular and follow us on Facebook!
Follow us on
Twitter!

Got a Smartphone? Download Forum Runner to read & post from your phone!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-15-2008, 12:57 AM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default

WOOP!! Just need to BUMP and say IT"S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!! lmao! Don't know what happened but something just CLICKED!!!! BAM I'm ready I LOVE THIS FEELING!!!! Thank God I start mentally prepping myself around 16 weeks out because it takes me sometime to adjust... 14 weeks tomorrow...let the GAMES BEGIN! Seriously bought a new prep/food/cooler bag and everything (lmao its a new prep ritual...weird I know) And of course ate my last junk food MEAL until it hurt!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-15-2008, 12:58 AM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siouxcountry View Post
I added you to our list... LINK

thanks Sioux... something as simple as a list makes it official
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-15-2008, 01:05 AM
Siouxcountry's Avatar
Siouxcountry Siouxcountry is offline
Administrator
Jason
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Facebook: siouxcountryfb
Twitter: siouxcountry
Instagram: siouxcountry
Posts: 59,130
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitmomma3 View Post
thanks Sioux... something as simple as a list makes it official
You're welcome my friend.

I'll be supporting you all the way!
__________________
Make me feel popular and follow us on Facebook!
Follow us on
Twitter!

Got a Smartphone? Download Forum Runner to read & post from your phone!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-15-2008, 01:11 AM
fitmomma3 fitmomma3 is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Stephanie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siouxcountry View Post
You're welcome my friend.

I'll be supporting you all the way!
Awww so sweet Sioux I hope to do nothing more than BRING MY BEST!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-15-2008, 02:09 AM
Ondrea
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Steph, you remember how I felt way back when I started my prep for the AC...it seems so long ago! And you know how I have been feeling this last week..so I know where you are coming from. But think of how great you feel when you are deep into the prep. Focus and keep your mind set on Jr Nationals. You know you want this.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-15-2008, 02:45 AM
jlay's Avatar
jlay jlay is offline
NPC Figure Competitor - Jenifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 192
Default

I think being anxious starting out is pretty normal. It just shows how much it means to you. If it did not mean much to you, you would not have the drive & discipline to do as well as you have done in the past. You definitely have a passion for it & you'll get in the groove in no time! I hope you enjoyed your junk food! I am so excited for you!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:52 PM.

...

Moderators

Becca Staggs
......Website
Dvsness
LaurenFazio
......Website
MrsFluffyBunny
Ripitupbaby
......Website

Forum Moderators

....

Administrators

Siouxcountry


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.