Haaaaaaaaaaay, 2 posts 1 day cause why the heck not!? 315x4
365x1 -pulled mixed because i havent deadlifted in almost 2 weeks and almost lost grip on 355. Joys of hook grip and shit bars.
Remember May 2017 when training was going epic, was literally hitting volume prs and single prs daily. I laughed saying how Id look back at that training and laugh at how good I had it, well lemme tell you, I havent laughed about it! 😘
Training since Westerns has SUCKED. I LOVE powerlifting but I also LOVE my job and am back in school. I have a sort of extremist attitude when it comes to doing things I love, I wont quit but I often take on way too much. Some of October but mostly November I battled a pelvic floor disorder😡(worst for mentality!!!)caused by possibly an old injury from car accident but who knows. Anyways, awwkkkward, once we found the culprit along my spinal ligament and were able to correct it was immediately fixed, thank you baby jesus. Then after a lot of volume my rec fem decided to seize up and pull my hip out of alignment constantly as well as completely restricted my psoas from functioning properly. So I stepped back, focused on technique and started incorporating more stability and unilateral exercises in my training while seeing my Athletic therapist twice a month to ensure corrections were on the right path. This was frustrating and really hard on my mentality, while working 50+ hours a week and studying a lot. But I didnt quit, didnt miss a day, until the flu wrecked me for a WHOLE GOD DARN WEEK. I dont remember ever skipping a workout in the last 2 years, I went on xmas and while on all holidays since, but that flu made me skip the week after attempting once!😧 I was worried going in today because you know if you take 7 days off you lose all your super saiyan strength, right?! Nope. Wrong. The rest was exactly what I needed and my deadlifts felt UNREAL, I dont remember a deadlift without tight hips until now😛. Im stoked to see what we can do in the next few weeks.
Tl;Dr DONT QUIT WHEN THINGS GET HARD because that is when you learn the most and grow !!! Things can hit you, but dont let them make a dent!!!
A Northern SK. sunset in Cigar Lake photo by Dunja G
Winter in SK makes me sad because I feel so confined to my home. I miss laying in the grass and feeling the sunshine on my face and having the option to hoop outside. I miss laughing into the evenings around a fire, staring up at the constellations and the moon! I miss the smell of rain on hot pavement and the way the rain would bring everything back to life.
I will admit that I do NOT miss the spruce bugs at the lake. 😌😌😌😌 Winter in Saskatchewan is very cold and harsh, but I do enjoy staring at the moon before I go to work! We've also been super lucky to have so much sunshine this year during the winter and are able to enjoy these beautiful skies, i got a weird look today as I drove with my window down in -20 to feel the sunshine! 🙈
Bring the summer back!
Groovin in the kitchen again, get some cardio in after a coney island poutine😛. Sometimes I accidentally go to throw the hoop and realize im in the kitchen so weirdly awesome other things happen, but Im really loving just getting back into my circle. Dancing is the best stress reliever and best way to workout at home!
Doing it in tight spaces has been a successful practice for me!
Be silly, be you!
Day 12/30 #hoopplay challenge
Create a habit.
Hoop by @moodhoops
Motivation because I am tired, it's Friday, my first week of 5 consecutive day of 4-5am wake ups, full time work and balancing 6 hours of class, homework, the flu and training in our -30° celsius weather. Questioning how I know people that work full time AND go to school full time cause HOW?
Last night I had a terrible sleep, as I shut my eyes all the things Ive overcome from grade 7 to now whirled in my brain. I laughed because it seemed SO hard then, like Id be stuck there, helpless but now I understand that life works in cycles. There are going to be times when you have to put your head down and grind and there will be times to play.
Ive learnt over time that what seems hard now is an obstacle you must overcome for growth. That each time we work on building ourselves up and going after the things we want is what creates our legacy. Life is too short to be stagnant, to be tired, to not be enjoyed. So chase your motherfucking dreams and own it friends.
W h e n you need a break from Calculus!!! Andrew Bird is also amazing. ▶▶Plz listen to Roma Fade by Andrew Bird and Left Hand Kisses cause umf.💟◀◀ 📱💟Day 09/30 #hoopplay challenge.
Any one else change into PJS imediately after work!? 😂
Using @moodhoops led. Getting used to a bit smaller! What's your fav hoop trick?
LOL my client just sent me this.
I tend to send a lot of emails at 4 AM before work😳😳😳😳 Or the guy that works out at 6am and 6pm and is really confused why I'm still there.
In case you need some #momdaymotivation
Day 7/30 #hoopplay challenge lungs cant keep up to the hoop with this damn cold but still having fun finding my groove again. 💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟
This is beautiful and so true. Remember that not every day will be great but to keep fighting the good fight. 💟
Day 3/30 kitchen jams
Create a Habit
Practice is everything in all that you do! Take chances, make mistakes, those are experiences that you can use to guide your practice in whatever it may be.
When you smile so hard you cant see your eyes, that's how you know you're doing what you love💟. So proud of Mel achieving her first total as an official CPU powerlifter. 4 months of Powerlifting specific training at 34 years old, mom of two, and puts up 240kg total at 54kg BW. Solid start and big things ahead girl. Proud to call you a good friend and an amazing client💪. Thank you @granny_gainz for the photo.
So rusty it hurts but das okay. Shortly before my hiatus I upgraded to a mood hoop, a bit smaller however(on purpose), and it has a lot more speed than I was used to. Gonna take some practice.
I actually initially started hooping in January of 2016 when i had an irritated disc in my back from a hip issue from bad shoes waitressing mixed with poor form deadlifting 😂 (srsly..deadlifts shouldnt hurt if youre doing them right. Get help!). Took a month off right after I signed up for my first meet, had to do something to keep busy so i bought a piece of plastic and danced in it.
Day 2/30 of #hoopplay January Challenge.