Setting Long Term Goals..

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On my first week of counting macros I lost 2lbs, which I was really happy with. I don't really want to be losing any more than that because I don't want to compromise my strength. I will aim for a healthy 1lb a week, and hopefully that way will able me to maintain my strength.

I then weighed myself on Saturday and had stayed the same, but it was the time of the month (so I'm putting it down to that). 

The most important thing is that I am feeling so much better in myself, I have so much more energy and I can already feel my clothes starting to fit a bit better which is a good sign,

Training, BBQ & Grand Natiomal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Can you believe the weather at the moment? It is so nice! I need get out in my garden and start planting some flowers, it is so bare at the moment! Fingers crossed this sunny weather carries on into the weekend!

On Friday night we did a tip run, and I managed to slice my arm with a tile...what is wrong with me and hurting myself at the moment?!

Saturday morning involved some Strongman/Strongwoman Training (in preparation of my next competition).

This involved:

- Overhead Medley:
15kg Overhead Dumbbell Press (both arms)
30kg Oly Bar Overhead
32Kg Log Overheard

- 30kg Farmers Walk into 80kg Yoke

- 90 kg Axle Bar Deadlift with Wheels (about 16") for reps

Time to cut!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This week I have just been trying to settle back into my normal routine. I hadn't been to the gym for nearly 2 weeks, so it was a shock to the system when I went back on Monday. I thought I would feel nice and refreshed - but I'm not going to lie - my leg day hurt a lot. I couldn't walk properly for 2 days, I normally ache a bit after my work-outs, but not that much!

(this is definitely true for me - I only have 1 pair of jeans that currently fit me - woops)

I think it's fair to say that I have been taking the whole "Lift Big - Eat Big" moto far too seriously, I have been over indulging, and my body fat has been slowly creeping up! I'm not really happy with the way I look and feel at the moment, so it's time to cut!

Visit to Prague

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

After my recent competition I was shattered. Luckily I had booked the week after off work, as I'm not sure how much use I would've been!

It really did take it out of me, I can't remember ever feeling that tired. All the adrenaline, mixed with nerves and excitement is what done it. Also it wasn't until I had finished my last event that I realised all I had eaten that day was my normal oats in the morning, and then 3 bananas throughout the competition. I just didn't feel like eating, but was trying to eat as much as I could because I knew I needed the energy.

Laiten had made chocolate covered protein flapjacks for us to eat...and I forget them (woops) - I wasn't his favourite person to say the least!