Not much happened since last week. No real pictures to post other than these 2. I set up a consultation with a bodybuilding coach for later this week. This blog could turn into my training blog. I could do that for power lifting anyway. I'm not sure my max for the lifts, but last week I did the following:
Squats- final set of 4 @ 155#
Bench- final set of 4 @ 145# (had a little help on last 2)
Dead lift- final set of 4 @ 195#
Not too bad considering I had hand surgery last month. I taught yoga yesterday and was able to do high planks and hold crow pose. January 5th I had carpal tunnel surgery. Hand is recovering nicely. Squats are clearly my very weak point. Kind of ridiculous when I can bench just about what I squat.
I may start posting pictures. I get really tired of "fit selfie porn" on facebook. So anything I post I'll wear a tank top and shorts. I'm also getting back into Olympic lifting (clean and jerk, cleans and snatches). I'm working with a trainer right now who's helping me a lot. I've had to be more careful with my diet. After my first 3 kids I did triathlons and lots of running. I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted since I was working out constantly. It's different now. I stopped running due to the bursitis. Weight lifting doesn't exactly melt away the fat. I know that it enables me to burn more calories at rest but I wasn't losing baby weight. Very depressing. I am tired of people telling me weight is harder to lose now that I'm older. Thanks a lot! Nadia's birthday is arriving quickly and I'm determined to lose the weight by her first year. Doesn't have to be all of it but at least within 10 pounds. I've started eating 5-6 meals a day: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, midafternoon snack, dinner then a casein protein shake before bed. So I'm eating about every 2-3 hours. Lots of protein! In the last month and a half I've lost 11 pounds. My plan's working so far. I want to lose body fat but build muscle so I'm okay with being not quite all the way back to pre baby weight. I prepare my lunches ahead of time, once a week. My favorite is 1/2 of a sweet potato (depending on size) with veggies (like a twice baked potato- I hollow out the insides and fill it with different veggies and black beans) and a chicken breast.
On another note- 4 kids is wearing me out. I won't get too personal on here (I save that for my own journal). I get 1 or 2 squared away and there's 2 more to deal with. It's exhausting and incredibly irritating.
I will update weekly, maybe more.
Me working on hang cleans, power cleans and dead lifts. It was 95#. Trying to perfect the hip bump and figure out my hand placement. My elbows do weird things but I'll figure it out. It's fun! That's my trainer, Corey, in the background. He keeps telling me to be "violent" with the lifts. I tell him "I'm a good Mormon girl, I'm not violent". Trying to work on explosive movement.