Our entire team seems to gravitate towards cheeseburgers, sweet potato fries, wine or beer and carbs, carbs, carbs after we finish. Most of us give up all carbs (bread, pasta,alcohol) the weeks leading up to comp to lean out.
We also buy our pro a margarita as soon as he comes off the floor from his last Latin round. He has a nice post-comp ritual of walking around our table and hugging and thanking each student. At the pro show on Saturday night our ritual is to dress up but, also bring our team jackets. When he gets recognized in the line-up for Top Teacher - we jump up and down like maniacs and yell his name. Love, love, love our team!
A few have sentimental values, I wore them when I was looking my absolute worst. I intend to continue working like this, and one day wear it when I am 30 pounds thinner. =)
Sigh...I wish I could. It is covered in front but cuts slightly lower than where your bra usually goes at the back. Basically I only have my fishnets to try to control the jiggle but then again I can't bring it too high up or it will be seen. As if it's not bad enough that it gives me muffin top, it tends to roll down too!
I almost always bring a big bag of food with me to every competition. I notice a significant difference in my stamina and performance level depending on what and how much I eat throughout the day. Some people have giggled at me for my big bag of food, but I am never at the mercy of whatever junk there is available at the venue or nearby, and I never get stuck without any time to eat before I dance. Depending on what is in my fridge, I usually try to bring some combination of things like:
simple sandwiches (turkey & cheese, PB&J, etc)
fruit (grapes, apple slices, bananas, etc)
veggies (baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, etc)
bars (protein, energy, granola, etc)
sports drink or juice box
Especially if you are watching your waistline, I believe it's best to have control over what is available for you to eat. Otherwise you may end up stuck with bar food (fried, greasy stuff) when you get to the point of extreme hunger.
Oh yums! Yes, I think that is a very smart advice, to bring good food with you so you don't just grab whatever that is available at that time. Gonna bring something like bananas, energy bars, fruit juice and/or string cheese. Thanks for the ideas!