I bought a house!!!
I’m still alive. Just thought I would say that I transitioned from powerlifting to crossfit, starting today.
I almost died, approached the light but did not grab it, haha.
15 minute AMRAP.
35 lb. bar
12 box step-ups (20 inches)
9 hang cleans
6 push press
Made it 5 rounds, and 12 box step-ups.
I competed in my first powerlifting meet last weekend.
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92.5kg = 203.9lb. squat. I can now squat my body weight, woo woo!!! New PR at my first powerlifting meet. Shouts out to my coach @beelzebob_strong and @arlingtonstrength gym for getting me here. #personalrecord #squat #barbelle #barbell #powerlifter #powerlifting #powerliftingmeet #dfw #arlington #texas #usapl
Sorry that I’ve been gone for so long! I’ve been doing lots of powerlifting stuff still, but give me two more weeks and I’ll write yall all about it (I got a competition coming up!)
And also, my car is flipping falling apart and I’ve been thinking about getting another car.
So I’ve disappeared for quite a while, and that’s my bad.
I hit this kind of mental rut about powerlifting and it carried into a physical rut. I wasn’t making gains, I was struggling on weights that were below my 5-rep max; I’m not sure if it is because my gym doesn’t have any kind of central air and it’s been in the 90 degree temps for’ever, or other chaotic events happening in my life.
I have noticed some small changes in my body form. I’m not getting smaller (sadly), my clothes are fitting funny (also very sad); but my back fat is slowly going away, my legs are looking better than ever, and my arms are showing some sort of definition now. Perhaps all this heavy weight lifting is paying off.
Also, Pokemon Go is all the rage at the moment. It’s making me actively go outside into the heat and search for virtual animals, lol. My Bae is also very into it, and we’re on competing teams, it’s starting to get crazy with how competitive we are against each other. She is always be one or two levels ahead of me. *angrily shakes fists in the air*
I forgot to mention it but I am deadlifting in the 140lb. range, and instead of using the combo under/over hand-grip, I decided to chalk up my hands and try it. And while it’s so basic sounding, I was really hyped about using the chalk.
AND the chalk helped out a lot. A little bit goes a long way.
I went on a 5-day long trip to New York City, and took a break from 3-workout sessions. Last night was my first night back at the gym since my trip and it was brutal, I can’t even. I’m not sure if I can survive taking such a long time off from the weights again. I was so close to triple digits in weights for bench press but I failed my sets. Hopefully, I can regain my muscles after a week, but we’ll see.
But I will say that my trip was fun!