Debbie Laurin-Leclerc who recently obtained her pro card with the IDFA give some tips to first time competitors getting ready to hit the stage.
- Stick to your meal plan, but be prepared to add additional “trigger foods” shoud you warrant the need.
- Speaking of “trigger” foods, it is important for you to be very aware of your body and how it responds to different foods. This will come over time by default, but now that you know, go ahead and keep a journal.
- In addition to traveling with all your food for the weekend, bring a smaller cooler for the day of the event so you do not have to lug around a giant cooler.
1. It is important to bring mouth wash! Debbie recomends this because it gets rid of the pasties from cutting water leading up to compeition!
2. A treat! Debbie likes to bring Peanut Butter Cups!! You deserve if for all the hard work!
3. Bring Water for after the show!
4. After the event, plan to treat yourself to a reward meal.
5. Do not under estimate the need to be dark. As crazy as you look off stage, the darker you are the better you will look on stage
6. A small rolling suitcase to put all your stage prep items in.
7. Flip flops to wear with you warm up.
8. Posing shoes and a second pair just to be safe. If something happens to your primary pair, e.g., broken heal, MIA, you will be covered if you have a backup pair.
9. Your suit.
10. Glue. I used a product called Bikini Bite. . This is important to keep you suit covering you correctly. Also know it might hurt when you finally try to take your suit off at the end of the night.
11. Make-up and hair items for touch up
12. A mirror