For fun, I documented my competition prep day/beautifying day for you all :) Now, I don't look exactly "beautiful" in these pictures but getting beautiful was the goal for the day :)
First, I got up (at 3:00am because apparently I am now an insomniac who wakes up with a racing brain...) and made all of my meals for competition day. I have a bag of dry foods (most of which are going to be consumed after the competition, like peanutbuttercuptrailmixomnomnomnom, cereal, granola etc.). Then, I will have a bag of refrigerated food--some of this is for the competition and some of it is healthy, clean food for me to eat after that my mommy made me (thanks mama xoxoxo). Here's a little view for you of what our dining room and fridge currently look like:
|Table with our dry foods|
|We should own stock in Tupperware/Ziploc|
|Greg is a master fridge organizer...no space is ever wasted!|
Then,we headed to Target where I bought a pretty sweet nightgown that I could put on after my spray tan. I also got an oversize hoodie so I could wear that to the competition tomorrow morning. I heart Target, it's my happy place.
Then, off to the nail salon we went! Of course there was an entire bridal party there, but there were lots of people working there so it didn't take too long.
|Please notice that: a) I am in one of the most amazing massage chairs EVER and b) I am getting a manicure WHILE still soaking my feet from my pedicure...HEAVEN! I felt like a princess (although unshowered and wearing my PJs).|
|The lovely bathroom wallpaper :) At least there are his and her sinks!!|
Here I am after my first coat of spray in my schweeeeet nightgown:
|Yes, that's 6oz of fish I'm holding :)|
Tomorrow morning, at 5am, I will get my hair and make up done and then we will head to Richmond. Check in is at 10, athletes meeting is at noon, and the party gets started at 1:00. Finals begin at 6:00 and then I get to eat and relax and breathe and feel a final, wonderful feeling of completion.
All of you have been the best support group I could have ever asked for. I feel as though I have truly done everything I possibly could to be successful tomorrow. I know that without your constant encouragement I'm not sure I could've kept going. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your messages, cards, emails, texts, calls, words of encouragement, hugs, and understanding. I will definitely put pictures and a new blog post up as soon as possible. I won't be back in town until Sunday evening, but I will try to update Facebook if at all possible.
Thanks again! Talk to you after I strut my tan, bedazzled, stripper heel self across that stage! Here we go!!