Frances Abbott may have stunned when she stepped on stage last year for her bodybuilding debut but she’s now revealed the effect it’s had on her life.
The 26-year-old, who is the daughter of former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, took to her Instagram to reveal that she was “kidding” herself to think it wouldn’t take its toll on her body.
Frances took part in both the 'first timer' and 'sports model' categories at the Australian ICN Victorian State Titles competition in September and she’s only starting to feel like her ‘groovy self again’ now.
“The effects of getting on stage still linger even though the show has long been over,” she wrote online to her 11,000 followers.
“I knew the come down was going to be challenging but I didn’t expect it to be what it was... I guess I thought I would be able to beat it or brush it off but hellllll no sister.
“I was kidding myself... I didn’t trust the process, I tried to fight it (kicking and screaming... No joke)”
Frances says she “ended up in a bit of a pickle” but she now knows what she could have done better.
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“Not in terms of getting a getter result from the judges, but in having a better approach for my mental and physical health,” she said.
Her recuperation period has included practicing yoga three times a week and having “decent” naps.
And while she still admits to counting her macros and calories, she’s back to eating apples and “enjoying what the f*** I feel like on Sundays”, which she says is always ice-cream.
Despite the grueling process, Frances said that she will compete again one day but she plans to do it better, giving herself more time to prepare “so that when I next get into that sequined bikini I will be a hell of a lot stronger and smarter and sassier then ever”.
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