Re: Chasing a dream: Toned Figure 2017
Hi Flick, thanks for asking. I travelled to Brum on Saturday and back Sunday. 3 hours is a long way for posing but we had a great session from 10am-130pm. PCA are doing a great job at listening to athletes and giving back. I've been to an independent posing session before and it was terrible. This was amazing in comparison and free and free t-shirt & goody bags and a free meal if I wanted. Incredible really.
The coaching was excellent (I may be biased though, but Leica Gelsei is very thorough!)
As usual there are loads of bikini girls. I wish I knew the name of the girl but she obviously has a lot of experience and her presence was amazing. She led the bikini girls and coach looked after the figure girls. We were in our heels after a short introduction and learned how to strut our stuff. Sassy is the game! Heel toe, heel toe. Smile, smile, smile. Connect with the audience.
We went into quarter turns. Everything was explained and answered. So helpful. It's about showing our personality and showing our best. Scoring was explained to us. Also how to remain and maintain semi relaxed position at the back. Tweaking our poses to make the most out of compulsory ones. I loved that we were not all asked to keep to the same thing and to show our individuality.
Before we left, we had a run through show and practiced call outs etc. All classes.
I chatted to coach briefly at the end. She said my progress is showing much more in person than on my pictures which is a relief. Apparently I did a good job which I was pretty chuffed about.
I had a lot of time to reflect on my journey back. Yes my goal is to compete. Hell, my dream is to compete in the finals! But whatever happens from now I already feel like a winner. I'm seeing a better version of me all the time. I have shown that if I work for it changes will happen. I have learnt that I am coachable and focused. (something I was doubting at Christmas) Sometimes I work too hard at striving to look like others and forget how far I have come. Changes take time and effort and I like seeing the results of my hard work at the moment.