If it’s any consolation, most lifters first meet is a TOTAL mess even if they are feeling there best! Even if they are best in the spotlight! Even if they think they are ready!
Meet number one is just to get your feet wet. The rules , the weight ins, equiptment chek, getting an idea how LONG between lift attempts and how that effects you, takes at least one try to get them. At LEAST.
You might miss a lift that you did perfectly for a silly mistake like not totally getting the rules since you hadn’t ever done a platform lift before. And that is fair!
No one should expect perfect at a first meet!! If you wanna do one, I say just pretend it’s a training day. and see how you do.
People WILL cheer for you, and people WILL root you on knowing it’s your first time!
Most federations you pay a one time annual fee that will last a year so you can then do another that you will feel more confident in your performance.
And you never know, you might be the only one I’m your wt class so you win right out the bat, screw ups and all!
I hope you reconsider! Meet number 2 is the one that you can legitimately put pressure on yourself because you will have that first meet out of the way!
You might also figure out it’s not for you, but if you are curious, I suggrst you just get it outta the way and give it a shot!
Showing up for the meet and lifting already means you beat everyone else who didn’t !