As I am writing this, it is officially 2 days out from USAPL Michigan States. This will be my second powerlifting meet that has created a lifetime addiction. I can honestly say that I am ready. Everything for this meet will be a PR and I am definitely on the side of a sounder mind this time around. This month I had an increase in a bench day which created some tenderness and some mental hurdles to cover. I felt less prepared the first week of this phase and as my body started to adapt, I was able to reason with my body. The mental challenge also came when I was becoming more fatigued because of the consistent deficit my body was in. Even though I was gaining strength, my mind was ready for a little bit of a break. Increased macros this week helped and I will keep the increase until after Saturday.
Here is a brief look from when I started in August, 2016 to November 1, 2016:
I have a renewed faith that my mental health is the driver behind anything physical. Believing that you can and that you will make things happen. I have to constantly remind myself that if I want something, it will be there when I am ready for it. My favorite things have been around all my life; those foods are not leaving any time soon. Even though I have made significant progress, this is just the beginning of this journey. I am incredibly thankful for Jason’s patience and dedication to get me this far. What he has given me surpasses any amount of money that I could have put in his bank account.