Allison Murphy is a competitive body builder and joins the show to give a few tips and tricks on prepping to compete in your first competition.
Allison’s story is very inspirational because she decided she wanted to do this for herself and went for it. She is a good example of what you can achieve when you put your mind to work and stick to the plan.
Her story starts a couple years ago; Allison would attend the gym regularly but never really had a plan or a focused goal. She started a at home fitness program that jump started her weight loss where she lost ten pounds. She then contacted a friend who had competed in a bikini contest before and said “let’s do this!”
Here is a list of Allison’s tips for getting started:
- Define your goal.
- Do your research.
- Prepare for sacrifice.
Defining your goal – This could be the most important part of the process. What are you doing this for? Having goals make sticking to the plan easier and helps you achieve the desired outcome. Everyone’s goals will be different but make sure yours are specific to yourself and that they are attainable. Here are a few examples of competition goals:
- I will stand on stage in front of judges and strut my stuff.
- I will lose 10 pounds.
- I will hit the gym 5 days a week.
- I will prove to myself I can eat clean for 3 months.
These are a few examples of actual goals that will help you get to the stage of a bikini competition. Your goals may be different but make sure the goals are very specific and can be achieved.
Do your research – There are many different body building federations and they all have different rules and regulations. You should know what is required before you begin. A simple internet search of “bikini competitions” and “your city” should be a good place to start. Also you can reach out to a local gym and ask if they know of any competitions in your area. Also, try and find a coach or mentor to help you through the process and if you can afford it hire a bodybuilding trainer.
Prepare for Sacrifice – When deciding to compete there will be some things that you will have to give up in order to achieve your goal. Avoiding temptations of decadent foods and nights out with friends. Your training will have to be strict and you will be more successful if our surround yourself with people who have the same goal in mind. Not everyone will agree with what you’re trying to do, and that’s ok. Just don’t let others discourage you and stay focused.
Finally – Have fun, if you’re not enjoying the experience, What’s the point?!
We want to thank Allison for joining us on the show and giving some great advice! You can listen to her interview here and follow her story on Instagram as well.
Find her on Instagram HERE
And as always remember – Stay Motivated!