I truly believe if I choose to define myself by temporary limitations, they will no longer be temporary and the pain will become permanent.
The calendar year is coming to an end, and like the type A that I am, this is when I start to plan for the next 12 months. I recognize my goals are only meaningful to me, but I do believe there is value in putting things into the universe for the sake of accountability….
The scale isn’t the problem. The scale exists to weigh your mass times gravitational acceleration.
Powerlifting is a sport that demands you do not suck in your waist, avoid food or remain quiet. It is a sport where heavier girls are stronger, and growth is celebrated. It is a metaphorical middle finger up to everything we were taught to define being a woman.
A low carb diet is one where less than 40% of your total calories comes from carbs. A ketogenic diet calls for no more than 10% of total calories coming from carbs. A single fruit could put you over the “limit.”
I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…
I know why I lift and it has little to do with health
I am still digesting all the emotions from my second powerlifting meet that took place on September 15 2018. I competed in the 60kg junior class in a meet of all female lifters. Post-competition blues don’t seem to be an issue with me because I don’t actually place a lot of emphasis on the competition…
I had friends in school, so this isn’t going to be a sob story about how I was socially isolated. I was anything but quiet and didn’t have ANY issues voicing my thoughts and opinions.
I know it can feel catastrophic to have not made any sizeable progress, but a lack of regression IS sometimes progress.