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Enjoy the Journey - It is where you will spend most of your time. Posted on 2 Feb 15:38 , 0 comments

Well,
Turning 29...that's fun and does not make you think about the future at all...


Okay, it's definitely an eye opener, whilst I realise I am not old I am definitely not "young or
adolescent" anymore. Reflecting on how I lift and look now makes me feel proud though I have
days of going "bloody hell"(I am pretty sure this is normal in the vast majority of the female population - not just the lifters)

But I'm enjoying the journey

A journey I think that will change as I change, I meet lots of fitness people at all different stages of their journey's when I am in gym and the shop, lots of these people are at the start of their fitness journey.

Unfortunately unless you are a genetic master everything takes time, many of these people will say they want to achieve (insert photo of incredible physic - often a fitness model of other athlete here)

Rome was not built in a day. (I know - cliché but true)

It takes more then three months to be a bodybuilder/power lifter/strong person.

Enjoy the journey as it lasts for years and the destination (if your goal is to compete) may well only be a single day.

 


Enjoy the Journey - It is where you will spend most of your time. Posted on 2 Feb 15:38 , 0 comments

Well,
Turning 29...that's fun and does not make you think about the future at all...


Okay, it's definitely an eye opener, whilst I realise I am not old I am definitely not "young or
adolescent" anymore. Reflecting on how I lift and look now makes me feel proud though I have
days of going "bloody hell"(I am pretty sure this is normal in the vast majority of the female population - not just the lifters)

But I'm enjoying the journey

A journey I think that will change as I change, I meet lots of fitness people at all different stages of their journey's when I am in gym and the shop, lots of these people are at the start of their fitness journey.

Unfortunately unless you are a genetic master everything takes time, many of these people will say they want to achieve (insert photo of incredible physic - often a fitness model of other athlete here)

Rome was not built in a day. (I know - cliché but true)

It takes more then three months to be a bodybuilder/power lifter/strong person.

Enjoy the journey as it lasts for years and the destination (if your goal is to compete) may well only be a single day.

 


Strongwoman and strength training - fuel your journey Posted on 1 Dec 10:05 , 0 comments


Good day! I hope all are experiencing many gains and enjoying the lifting.

I am very happy as I managed to move a 200kg yoke for twenty metres, though this is mixed with sadness as the event itself was not recorded due to equipment failure.

I could not even lift 160 a year ago and it is not something I have had much experience with.

I have to attribute this to both my training Sarah partner along with the knowledge of my life partner Rick, via osmosis I have become aware of the importance of eating to fuel my body. 

Which leads me to...
Carbs.... Apparently this is a bad word!?

However it's carbs that's are your body preferred energy source and have helped me lift heavy so they can't be that bad for you - there is of course an argument against very sedentary people having high carb diets, but if your training for performance they must be an integral comment of your diet.

Whilst I understand that you body can indeed run off fats from a keto style diet - I have no time for the days of foggy brain until your body switches to using fats for fuel.

Carbs baby, are my fuel of choice,  I have had some people at work (who are interested in lifting) ask me how I have energy enough to train - bear in mind these are educated people.

They often state they don't like sugar "as it is bad". I agree in vast quantities sugar will be bad for your health but when timed properly can help your body to perform effectively in fitness tasks. 

Stop listening to woman's mags they say " eat less be healthier" screw that - eat whole foods when you can more often and fuel that machine you are using - I do however massively struggle to fit whole foods into my diet, often getting only three small meals a day, when training this is simply not enough for me, especially as if i try to increase the portion sizes I get issues with bloating.

So I cheat, I use supplements like carb powders, protein shakes ( http://www.sportsfuel.org/collections/weight-gainers/products/boditronics-mass-attack-heavyweight )  and bcaa's this does not make me a man, these are not mysterious compounds that when mixed together will turn you into a she hulk!

These are nutrients that fuel the basic building blocks of your body, help your body recover and increase your effective workouts, simply packaged in a form that makes my life easier at the moment due to my ever increasingly hectic schedule!

Stop being scared people and look into how to support your body not starve it.