Friday, June 24, 2011

2011 Junior Nationals Pre-Judge Quick Wrap!

Friday June 17, 2011-PREJUDGE
6am-Wake up- Hungry-first thought "Food"
6:10am- Bathroom ritual-look at abs. Thank the heavens above that abs have shown up and stayed around!
6:29am- Beg PHOTOGRAPHER to please wake up and take progress photos to send to Coach Ledin so I can eat and to Coach Ko so he can stop biting his nails

6:31am-Check email to see if Coach Ledin has responded with further instruction
6:32am- Check email to see if Coach Ledin has responded with further instruction
6:33am- Check email to see if Coach Ledin has responded with further instruction
6:34am- Check email to see if Coach Ledin has responded with further instruction
6:35am- Wonder if Erik has any idea how long 5 minutes is when your metabolism is 100mph and all you can think about is breakfast?
6:36am-Call hotel for the 15th time this week to confirm that they have indeed put refrigerator in room
6:40am-Check email to see if Coach Ledin has responded with further instruction . AH AH the pearly gates have opened and I can eat! Hallelu-yer!
6:41am-Finished eating.

6:42- bathroom break
8:55am-Coach Ko responds. Clearly he has just woken up. Thanks Will
9:00am- Hair appt- falling asleep in chair. Feeling like the chick from Deuce Bigalow.Hairdresser clearly annoyed with me but doesn't realize that keeping my head from nodding off while she places the extensions in my hair is like asking me to explain Einstein's theory of relativity in Korean. Give her the side-eye. Fall asleep in chair.
9:10-bathroom break
9:18- bathroom break
9:24- bathroom break
9:30-bathroom break....

11:00am-Makeup. Thankful that makeup artist spends 15 minutes on each eyelid. That's like a half hour nap. If only I could keep my head from nodding so much.

11:15am- bathroom break
12:30- Sitting in car contemplating eating cold meat and potatoes. I'm hungry. Sounds delicious. Bust out scale. BAM! Lunch time!
12:31pm- Head to host hotel for Jan Tana Spray Tanning by Tan Couture

1:29pm- Beeline to the bathroom!!
1:30pm- Spray tan time from TanCouture. Haven't known these ladies more than 5 minutes and I'm already naked. Wow. That was quick. Best Tan ever!!!
3:00pm- Competitors meeting aka nap number 3
3:30pm- Check into hotel- Eat more meat and potatoes, put final touches on my pre-judge package. Feeling good and ready.

4:30pm- Go over last minute posing with IFBB Pro Sandi.

5:00pm-Bust out the food scale in the middle of the Hyatt lobby. More meat and potatoes mmmmm!
6:00pm Pump up time- aka excuse to eat some crap and try to remember to pick up some weights and pump up

6:28pm-pre-stage private ritual. I do it every contest since my first in 2007.
6:30pm- Curtain call for Figure E, quarter turn to the right, quarter turn to the right, smile, wave
6:30pm- "127, 127, 127, please judges just say, 127 for CRYING OUT LOUD!"
6:31pm- first call out, #127.

I have to say today was a good day!
7:00pm- bathroom break!

Stay Tuned for Part II!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Reflections: 5 days out from Jr Nationals!

It's 5 days out from NPC Junior Nationals in Chicago, Illinois , it's 1am and I am wide awake like it's the night before Christmas! I'm tired, I have to get up super early, something is telling me to take my butt to bed but I am beaming with excitement.
After a successful season of state shows thus far, I feel more prepared to tackle the National stage. My support network has grown in ways I've never imagined. I have met some truly incredible people and have gotten the opportunity to work with the best. I know that I have given 100% effort and I have already won even though I haven't stepped on the stage. The work is done, the rest is just a "show and tell".
This prep has had its ups and downs as they all do. One day I'm Rocky Marciano, the next day I feel like a washed up Mike Tyson; always ready for a fight, but lacking the motivation to put in the work. Thanks to my strong network of family and friends, it has been hard trying to stay down for any 10-count. I hear them echoing in my ear "Get up girl!" "Fight" " You Trippin, really Chaya?"
I have been blessed, stressed at times, but eternally blessed. My family is wonderful, my friends are wonderful and my relationship is building. It's an exciting time and my life is taking a new shape.
As I enter in to this final competition of the year, I'll remember that the work has already been done. Have fun, rock the stage and SHOW OUT!!!!