Scrolling through social media can be overwhelming when there are people out there lifting heavy and just seem to have found a groove in the gym. Often times, as a beginner, it can be overwhelming what you may appear like to other people and how to get comfortable being in the gym. Below are some tips to help you on your new adventure!
It has been quite some time since I have done a fitness update. However, if you follow me on any of my socials (if you aren’t, what are you doing with your life), you will see that I am still progressing in the area of training.
As for my nutrition, there has been some progress, but right now, I am focusing on my numbers at the bar, rather than on the scale. I started to feel myself become compulsive over what the scale said and how it would make me feel. Even though I am approaching life with a flexible macro approach, I still have this continued battle with anticipating what the scale should say and when it doesn’t meet my standards (even though there is progress), I let it dictate how I am going to feel that day. This is not where I wanted to be, and this is not how I wanted my progress to end up.
So, I have tracked my macros loosely over the past week and I have really focused on what my body can do, rather than what a number on scale should tell me I should feel like. I am just trying to get my mind right and in the way of thinking before this issue crept up on me again. There has to be a lot of self-love talking and a lot of repair in my mind that needs to start happening.
This week, I have solely focused on self-talk techniques that are positive and each morning, I try and wake up with a grateful mindset that I am here, I am focused, I am strong and I know that God will carry me through if I just rely on him.
I have always said that you are your best cheerleader and your worst critic. You take your mind everywhere with you. You are the only person you can’t get away from. So, you might as well love yourself.
I am in no hurry to get to my end goal and I need to remember that. I also need to remember that all of those sweets and all of those foods that I thought were feeding me love, will still be there when I need them in moderation. However, my main focus right now is to get my mind healthy, for I know that when my mind is healthy, my body is healthy.
As far as training, I have been on fire. This week, coach and I test maxes to see what the next 12 weeks are going to look like. I am officially 12 week out from my next powerlifting competition and so with that, on my YouTube, I will be starting my Valiant athlete series. This will be something new and something fun for me to do!
Weight: 210 (and holding)
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