They say time flies when you are having fun. Well I found out time also flies when you decide to do make choices for yourself that differ from everything you have known untill then.
These past 8 weeks I put myself through the wringer. And even tho it is nothing new , I had a few very important things that helped keep me #insane and #inthegame.
FUN. It is really easy to loose the fun of things when you attach competetive GOALS to certain things. So for me having fun , even tho I feel like I can not see another barbell is key. Training at coach his house was mostly fun this cycle….. for him that was… ?
VALIDATION. Some will agree and other will say I am crazy but I believe validation is a big player when it comes to being competetive in anything in life and achieving results of and kind. That being said, I also believe one should only look for validation within their own mirror. You validate you… AND when you do that loads of things will fall in place.
TECHNIQUE. A things that takes practice,still ,patience and drive. I am not a perfect lifter and to be honest I do not know anyone who is. But I have learned that besides being strong , TECHNIQUE can make or break you. Time spend in the gym dedicated to bettering flaws kept #myheadinthegame and have me hungry for more… because we are never done.
Well this is all folks. Nationals is around
the corner and a new week emerges soon. Lets get to it !
Still 13 days and 13 hours to go before I am allowed to hit the platform. Yes I sad allowed to. Because coach @wimwam1 is no joke. Within his trainer/coach philosophy I am introduced to the realisation that competing is something you need to earn.
You might be thinking what is she going to talk about this time. Well….I think it’s time to share something very personal, yeah something about my PMS. Most people know that PMS refers to a group of changes around that time of the month. Yeah that period when some females might experience mood swings, become cranky, fatigue and irritability.
Well for me PMS stands for Personal |Managing | System | ?. I seem to forget that I have one and using it the right way when things get hectic is still a struggle. It would make life much easier if I’d open up to doing so.
You probably have seen that @cardiopowerlifting is hitting us up with real quotes and knowledge every now and then. Those quotes can mean something to someone! Sometime real life takes over and asking help “in time” is not something that comes to (my) mind. Even if that can be the easiest and smartest thing to do. But how do you figure that out when you are used to figuring everything out by yourself? And are not used to people being there or wanting to help you? That’s still something I’m learning.
Simple example: when things get hectic @work, people want to meet up, or you have to attent family matters. How do you keep on track with your personal needs and the (urge) to do something for others?
A. Only please yourself
B. Only please others
C. Alter your schedule and try to please everybody
I am interested in what your answer is to that situation. So please leave a comment below. It may not be all black, white or grey. Maybe there are some other flavours to choose from. In the meantime I’m still looking forward to attent the next meet. Seeing where I stand 4 months after the last Dutch Nationals will be very interesting if coach lets me do so.
*Untill we meet again*
For this blog this week I’ll keep it short a
Cause nobody has the time to read a long blog.
We are three weeks out for Nationals. That’s why I take the time to pinpoint 3 issues.
Let me discuss some of the issues I come across so every now and than.
1. I am sore…and walk around like a granny most of the time. I am pretty good in hiding that. #notsomuch;
2. Powerlifting unleashed the rebel in me;
3. Sometime I’d like to stop time. To enjoy some moments for a bit longer and also to prospone some of the heaviest trainings.
I am looking forward to being on the platform again. Seeing where I stand now this time around and how the equipped lifting has effected my classic performance.
Lately I received the question if I’ll transfer to only lifting equipped. The answer to that question is no. For me it’s not one style versus the other. With the best guidance from coach Wim and his help I’ll do everything that’s within my power to combine the two. And master both of them. I have a long way ahead of me.
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. I’ll tell y’all more about that next time.
Untill we meet again.