erin / 29 / powerlifter
Mostly I blog about my training, teaching, and my dogs. I post my face more than anything. And gifs when I drink.
Bench - 105#
Squat - 185#
Deadlift - 225#
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Anonymous said: do you have trouble with following through on stuff? If so how do you deal with it? I tend to stick with things for like a month then get bored
I have to have an end goal to stick with something. When I was running, it started as a sub 30 5k, then complete a half, then complete a half under two hours, then run a marathon, then run a marathon in 4:30…once I hit those goals and I knew I’d hit a wall physically, I chose to switch it up. But I couldn’t just lift to lift. I researched figure competitions and powerlifting competitions. The powerlifting appealed to me more than figure, but maybe one day I’ll make that switch too.
So I had goals like a body weight squat and a 225 dead and 100 bench. I’ve hit them, so I change my goals. I want a 200 squat, 115 bench and a 250 dead. So I work to reach those goals.
The first time I did paleo, 135 was my goal. I hit it and maintained for about three years. Then I started lifting. And stopped running. Now, with paleo, my goal is 150 so that I can easily cut to lift at 148 again. Or whatever to USAPL equivalent is.
So I guess to answer your question, yes. I have trouble sticking with things if I can’t see what my end goal is. Otherwise, I’m pretty dedicated.
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I’ve been off paleo since Thursday night, but I’m reeling it back in today. Eggs with guac and bacon for breakfast, but first I have to get out of bed.
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No video because my phone was charging in my car. Felt easy. Next week it’s burn outs of 185. Can’t wait!
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Good thing it’s a professional development day, because I have no voice. I tried a sleep app on my phone, but managed to turn it off around 230.
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