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 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!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of those who read my blog!
I don’t have much to say other than I hope you all enjoyed spending time with your mother, and family.
I am a bad child and didn’t really get my mom anything so my Babe put some flowers to give to my mom. I’m so lucky!
I helped The Babe move from the old location to the new location last weekend and it totally wiped me out. My deadlifting skill and form were very useful for picking up boxes and putting them down.
I learned lots of new exercises for my third session of the sixth week of my powerlifting class. I believe now is when we’re moving into isolated type exercises. Now is the time that ALL of my past injuries, lack of mobility, and weak muscles are now showing and affecting my gains.
I fell on my wrist and suffer (or is it suffering?) from Colles’ Fracture, which is a wrist injury when falling on the palm and over-extending the wrist [don’t quote me on that]. This was over two decades ago but when I did fall, I never did seek the medical help that I should have, which meant no cast and no physical therapy; which really means that my body found loop-holes around my problems, and rewired itself on how to continue to do daily functions but not use the correct muscles or tendons or bones that should be used for said function. Needless to say that this is very painful in that it causes tendonitis, aka Tennis Elbow; include that with my current shoulder issue with the humerus popping in/out of the socket on it’s own, and I’m surprised I can even lift my mug of coffee to drink out of it.
I’ve had a brief conversation with my chiropractor who realigns my shoulder every week, sometimes twice a week, and on top of my programming for my powerlifting class, I’m now doing other exercises like the bent-over rear deltoid dumbbell raise (BodyBuilding.com Link), and a static wrist rotation with dumbbells that my chiropractor has shown me. Combined with a bunch of shoulder exercises that The Babe has shown me to do to strengthen my shoulders and add mobility, I’m clocking close to 3 hours of weight / physical therapy time a day. Just thinking about all of the work makes me tired and sleepy.
A non fitness post (surprise!).
I had to clean up my blog a lot since it’s getting more traffic than I’m used to, which meant I have moved older posts into private archives; if you’re trying to find something that I have randomly posted from ~5 years ago, sorryyyy!
Feel free to contact me about it by commenting somewhere on my blog and I’ll see if I can find the post you’re trying to find.
First, Bae totally surprised me with plane tickets to New York City for next month since I’ve been suggesting that we go on vacation. (YAY!)
Second, I’m getting better at my powerlifting stuff. I graduated to the big girl bar (45 lbs.) for deadlifts and will soon hit triple digits for weights. I’m able to squat better since Bae suggested I foam roll my IT band out, which seriously puts me on the edge to tears since I’m a wuss for pain and my IT band is tight as a mother (shut-yo-mouth)…
Third, TREAT YO SELF – I got some DC shoes that were on sale. This is my first time trying out/wearing DC brand shoes, and OMG, I should have done it sooner. I love the ankle support with the neutral soles on it.