Lexus Redmond- @Lexyshay_fit
Hi I’m Lexus Redmond
I made the decision to compete at a young age. I was 11 years old when I saw my Aunt compete at her first show. She was so confident and beautiful up there on the stage. I wanted to be just like her. I got my first gym membership at the age of 14. Once I got to college I finally got myself to pick a show. I picked Nevada State Championship 2016, but didn’t feel like I was ready. So then I picked Best of the West 2016 for my first show. I’ve competed a total of 4 times. Each of my preps ranged from 12-14 weeks. It takes time and a lot of work to gauge how long your prep should be. 12-14 weeks is a safe range to get your body stage ready. Gives you time to lean out and time to fix things if something isn’t going the way you would like. Most of my family and friends have been supportive. I’ve only had a few people tell me, “You won’t be able to do it” or “You look manly and disgusting”.
Competitions are not cheap. When deciding to compete you need to take into account:
- Gym membership
- Getting your hair done
- NPC card
- Competition registration
- Hotel Room (If competing out of state)
New clothes (since you most likely won’t be able to fit your old one)
Preps are different for everyone. So not to be negative, but expect the worst so you will be prepared for everything. I’ve know girls who have had family members pass away during a prep, still managed to get themselves to finish out the competition, and placed top 5. So if they can do it so can you.Competition day, every show is different so it’s difficult to tell you what to expect. Don’t be afraid to talk to the girls backstage. Share you prep experience, it’ll help past the time. It’s even more difficult to know what the judges are expect. Just try to be the best version of you.
I like to post about my progress on social media to an extent. There comes a point when doing that and seeing other competitors on my feed starts to mess with my head. Its always nice to have the promoters of the show repost your photos/videos. Do what makes you feel comfortable.
I have never done a proper rebound after a show. I know, it’s kind of embarrassing to say.
I got a coach after my first show and I’m thankful that I did. I don’t know everything there is to this lifestyle, so it helps to have someone who has competed for 20+ years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my coach Danny Murphy.
Competing has made me healthier (obviously) and more confident in myself.
I don’t feel there are any secrets to this lifestyle. You get out what you put in.
My favorite part of competing is seeing the final product, all dolled up in the bikini. It makes it all worth it.