Power-lifting and “weight loss”

The previous few blogs before my come back on Saturday were about my (failed) attempt at weight loss and power-lifting. Let’s get one thing straight here just in case ya’ll believed me like I believed in me; I suck at losing weight. I jumped back on the wagon a million times last year. Every time I’d say “I’m serious”. in fact, I’ve been counting calories for the past 7 days, and I’m still telling myself “I’m serious”.

When I first started lifting, it was because I Googled “how to lose weight, no cardio”. I am not joking. People keep asking me, and I keep telling them, and they seem disappointed in my answer. Anyway, ever since I started at my new gym (which I think I blogged about back then?) I’ve realized that I don’t want to be skinny anymore. I want to be strong, which I am. My current stats are as follows: read more

Powerlifting goals!

Alrighty! It’s been awhile since I posted anything non-goal related, and… well this isn’t exactly non goal related, but it’s specifically about my powerlifting.

A few posts ago I briefly mentioned that I wanted to participate in a power lifting comp. I’ve finally gotten the dates for this years meets, and unfortunately the “Novice” comp is way to soon (plus it’s on a Saturday, and my boss is pretty chill, but I don’t want to push it by taking another Saturday off!) I certainly don’t have any time to prep, especially because my surgery means I’ll be off heavy lifting for roughly a week. (Doctor said one week max, nurse said 3 weeks… I’m not sure which one to go by lol). So I think I’ll bite the bullet and go for the April and/or June comp. One which seems to be bench only,and another which I believe is all 3 (Bench, deadlift and squat). It’s all a little confusing, and I hope I’ll be able to enter with my low lifts (compared to the pros!). read more