I competed in my first, figure competition at age 48, a college dream, and it has changed my life. I am now a Personal Trainer/Nutrition Specialist/ and yes....Figure Competitor.
I was in the best shape of my life and I love the sport. I placed in the top 5 and it was great! However, if there were more than 5 of us...I probably wouldn't have placed. Why? Posing was spot on and my body was lean. I was really proud! I enjoyed the entire experience. However, I know the loose skin on my stomach was like a flashing red, light at the edge of a cliff.
After the show, many people talked about surgeries they've had, but I really don't want to do that. It's not just about me...I am there to empower women to take care of their bodies and achieve great, health, naturally. Therefore, I don't want to be a hypocrite with my message. I have heard about those body wraps. Do they actually improve the look of your skin? I am not really worried about the loose skin except in competition. I love my body and so does my husband....but I don't want that to continue to cost me a win on stage. Off season...I'm good. I just want to have a temporary solution to make my stomach skin appear tighter during competition.
My coach had me apply Prep-H, but it couldn't help in my situation. I did pose a certain way to disguise...but the judges can see and if they can't, they know why.
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