So here I am, nearly 7 months since my last post. Since my last challenge I’ve made the transition to Olympic lifting exclusively. I’ve weathered a shoulder injury that just won’t go away, and I’ve definitely let my eating habits get the best of me. So this is where I find myself, stronger than I’ve ever been in my life but much heavier than I want to be.
I would like to be lifting at 69 kg. At the moment I’m much closer to 75 (official weigh in tomorrow) and definitely don’t feel that is a weight that my body should be at on the regular.
I’ve never eaten specifically to lose weight before, so I’m definitely nervous about this process. I also want to maintain (and gain!) strength in an effort to qualify for collegiate nationals in April (whether I’ll be able to go is up in the air but I would like to have the option). I’m going to be working with Greg this time around, who has a lot more practice in helping athletes reach specific body goals.
I know it’s going to be hard. I’m about to start my last semester of graduate school, and school stress has definitely been my eating downfall in the past. But I’m committed enough to my end goal to make it through.
So here we go. I don’t have an official eating plan yet (again..coming tomorrow) but I’ve been dialing in my eating in the last couple of days to get rolling. Sugar cravings? Yep! From my past challenges I know that’ll be about a week or so. Guh. Oh well….
7.5 hours of not great sleep…was super restless
9-12:30 trained…snatch doubles, snatch rdls, power cleans, relearning to jerk!
9:30 nursed a cup of coffee while I trained
1:00 3 eggs cooked in FFF butter with 1/4 avocado and salsa; kale cooked in butter and lemon; 1 small sweet potato…soooo hungryyyy
1:30 1/2 cup of coffee while working at good karma
4:00 20 or so almonds
8:30 kale and cherry tomatoes with about 2 TBS dressing (evoo, tahini, lemon); 3 bowls fresh made manhattan clam chowder (carrot, pepper, onion, swt pot, parsnip, onion, celery, tomatoes, clams, veg stock, spiiiiices)…I was feeling ambition and it was cold out so I made a big old batch of soup. Was also starving by the time it was done so I nommed a fair amount of that sucker. Lunch for days!
Now it’s 1045 and I’m curled up watching top chef before bed. WANT EVERYTHING…
And it’s on….