Back to it

After just over a week off I’m starting my prep for the British Classic today. I’m not sure what sort of workout tonight has in store for me, but I told my coach that the squat program we used before my last competition obviously really worked so I imagine we’ll be doing that again.

I also need to start getting my weight in check from today. Blargh. I’m hovering roughly around the 74.5-75kg mark, and I’d like to be 73kg by the end of the month – that way I’ll feel more confident getting to <72kg on September 20th. Incidentally, I do have an afternoon weigh-in for the British, which is sheeee-iiiit. I suppose I ought to look into getting to around 71kg so I can at least have some breakfast before weigh-in.

I’ve been wanting to talk about food on here for a while, although as per usual it’ll be all jumbled. I know the secret to mass-loss starts in the kitchen, but whenever I read other peoples’ eating programs or read nutritionist’s stuff, I’m always puzzled that the eating programs are designed for one person and never have allowances for “what the rest of the family are going to eat”, IYSWIM. Are all the people doing these programs single, or do they cook & eat a totally separate meal from the rest of their family? If they’re not the person who does most of the cooking in their house, do they instruct the person who does the cooking/shopping on exactly what they want? How does it work?!

Not that I’m asking for advice on this. When I moved in with my boyfriend one of the major attractions (other than getting to see him every day!) was sharing cooking. I lived on my own for the best part of 6.5 years and I know the annoyance & tedium of cooking for one person, so having someone to share cooking/food bills was a big plus. As it’s worked out, he does most of the cooking due to how much time I’m out of the house & because he enjoys it (although we share the shopping/planning). So when I see those precise, carb-cycling, paleo, IIFYM, carb nite, weighed & measured etc etc nutrition plans I dismiss them, because I’m not eating separately from my boyfriend & I’m not making him cook those things.

The sad thing is that I know I’d probably be a much better lifter if I only ate a “performance” diet; but I know I’d be an unhappier person because I love my foodie lifestyle with my boyfriend. Balance!!

Friday: conditioning

AMRAP in 2 minutes for each of the following:

  • Knee tucks on a yoga ball
  • Burpees
  • 20″ box jumps (I still suck at these)
  • Double kettlebell clean & press
  • Medicine ball slams
  • Situps
  • Single-arm dumbbell snatch
  • Rope slams

Saturday – play bench session at BGWLC

  • Bench: worked up to 3 sets of 5 @ 40kg
  • Dumbbell floor press: 12.5kg, 3 sets of 10
  • Seated db shoulder press: 10kg, 3 sets of 7
  • Skull crushers: 12.5kg bar, 3 sets of 10
  • Light db row: 15kg, 3 sets of 10
  • Barbell curl behind back (forearm workout): 20kg, 4 sets of 30
  • Hammer curl: 5kg, 3 sets of 20
  • Superset: 3kg hammer curl & 1kg forearm….thingy (the weightlifting coach at BGWLC has decided I need MASSIVE FOREARMS): 3 sets of 20 of each Oh god the burning
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2 thoughts on “Back to it

  1. G

    Maybe the nutritionists assume that anyone under so many dietary restrictions is going to be grouchy and insufferable enough that they must be single? (I kid, I kid.)

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