“Sometimes I feel like giving up, then I remember I have a lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong.”
After years of back and forth, I’ve finally decided to do what I’ve always wanted to do deep down. In about 20 weeks from now, I will step on stage for the first time as a bikini competitor! I can’t even describe how excited I am about this decision and damn, I’ve never been this motivated to succeed in my life!
The federation I will be competing in is IFBB, and I could not see any other federation that would suit my ambition and style as well as IFBB does. I most definitely did not choose the easiest federation to compete in as a natural vegan bodybuilder, but that gives me even more motivation to kick ass and prove everyone that with this lifestyle I’m no less capable of going far and succeeding in the fitness industry.
I have always had the utmost respect to every competitor out there since I can’t even comprehend how much work and effort needs to be put into it physically and mentally every single day. I’m so ready to push myself to the limit. That’s how I’ve always been, no half measures, no half-assing things. I know bodybuilding and competing is not for everyone, but I think I’m made for this sport.
I have carefully weighted out all the aspects when it comes to competing – from costs time and money wise, all the pain and tears in gym, prepping in the kitchen all the way to the stage presence and glam. I was in a place in my life where I was just wandering. As much as I love wandering and living in every moment, the more I felt like I wanted to again achieve something, a goal to push towards.
I think mentally I have come a long way. I have learned so much by just mindlessly traveling and enjoying life at its most pure form. That also made me realise the things that are important to me. What carried through all of my adventures. That one thing was pushing myself daily through fitness and bodybuilding.
I’m so excited to start this new chapter and to have you guys in it with me. The best thing about this prep is that I’m going to record every step of it! As some of you might have already noticed, you can’t find me on YouTube anymore as EmmaDatesDates. In regards of the path I’m taking, EmmaDatesDates no longer exists. From now on you will find me on YouTube by my name Emma Seiteri, because I no longer resonated with the message EmmaDatesDates was originally created for.
And what comes with that change is a new YouTube series! The series will document my whole journey from the start of the prep all the way to the stage. I was thinking of the name for the series for a long time, and at one point it just clicked. Short, on point and no bullshit. So I decided to name the series “The Prep”.
I want to be as transparent and raw as possible, because you guys are my online friends, not just a number in the follower count. This is going to be such a hectic journey, I can’t wait to show you everything I have in store. I just love how I grow as a person and how it can be seen on everything I create and do.
Below is the first episode of The Prep! I truly hope you enjoy it and stay with me in the journey all the way to the show day. Next chapter awaits!