Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Planning to Eat

Posted: September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

After shifting some schedules and enrolling at a new gym, I am weight lifting 3 days a week for about 45 minutes: Day 1: Pull; Day 2: Push; Day 3: Legs.

I also adopted an eating plan to make sure I am eating a balanced diet and eating enough (healthy) calories in a day. I have to take a moment to give props to all the folks out there who have an eating plan. It takes a lot of work: the shopping, the cooking, the preparation…wow! It’s like if I’m not eating, I’m thinking about eating or getting my meals ready to eat.

Hubby sent me another video about women and weighlifting. Just ignore the music and focus on what Rashid is saying. 🙂


Holiday Weekend

Posted: September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Back to the daily grind after a long weekend with family and friends @ the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, AZ.

I am happy to say that my husband and I were able to hit the gym 2 of the 3 days we were at the resort. We completed our leg day, and worked on chest/shoulders.

My challenge:

the side lunge (due to an injury)

Cup of Joe

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Since I’ve started my powerlifting journey, I’ve made one simple, yet significant, diet change (thus far):

I drink the coffee at work and have stopped buying mochas, white chocolate mochas and caramel macchiatos at Wicked AZ coffee or Starbucks.

Why, you ask? Well, a grande size White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has 344 calories! Whereas, my morning snack of strawberries, blueberries with vanilla greek yogurt (250 calories) and cup of coffee with 1 – 2 tbsp. of Coffee Mate’s sugar free caramel macciato creamer (15 – 30 calories) has less calories and more nutritional value than the White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks (and it’s just as delicious).

Truthfully, I didn’t splurge on these sweet coffee drinks on a daily, but whenever I get a craving and want to pull through a coffee drive-thru, I just remember the yummy morning snack I have waiting for me.


Third Session

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Okay, I will admit it: I cannot do a pull-up. So I am suprised that I do not even know how many pull-ups I completed today (with assistance, thank you).

Mu husband found a great article about a mom who struggled with post-partum depression and used weighlifting as her “medication” (wow, that sounds familiar). He printed the workout outlined in the article and I completed all the items for Day 6: Back/Triceps. I was informed that this will be my workout for the next 4 weeks.

Onward and upward!


The Journey Begins

Posted: August 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

This is a blog about one women’s powerlifting journey and her complete physical, emotional, and mental transformation. Thanks for joining me.

Let’s begin by talking about the picture below. That’s me with my husband, step-son and daughter on August 17, 2013.

The Journey Begins Pic

My natural instict is to ignore this photo, delete it from every social media outlet, and pretend it never existed. Why? Because I can’t help but think I look horrible in this picture (which sucks because it is a wonderful picture of my family).

The truth is that this photo serves as an external reminder of signifcant internal anguish. I know how I feel when I look at this photo and I am not happy with my body or how I feel. Yes- I have a cold in this picture. Yes – I am still breastfeeding. Yes – I am back to my pre-baby weight. But these “truths” have become excuses for remaining stagnant.

I’m done with excuses…I’m ready for a change and for a challenge!