Woohoo! I've gone from barely being able to squat the bar to my new PB of 125! It's a box squat so I'm not going super low but it felt good. Back squats have been my kryptonite; for the longest time the second I got that bar on my back and my arms up I couldn't get my hip crease below my knees. It took me a couple of months and standing on plates to even get my form correct. So 125 is not heavy but it's a big deal for me.
In other news my hands feel like I took a cheese grater to them after 6 sets of deadlifts at 215.
My squishy baby hands give up long before my back does!
I’m soooo excited to share this recipe for LOW CARB HOT CHOCOLATE with you 😍 I’ve been drinking this all winter and finally, you can enjoy this too! Made with natural ingredients and tastes amazing. No sugar or dairy. 👌🏻 CLICK LINK IN BIO for recipe!
#realtalk for a minute - anyone else out there #selfsabotage ? whenever I do good, I ultimately self sabotage. I hit 10 lbs officially gone and then I binged for a day a half. What is that?! WHY?! Please tell me I’m not alone!! Took hours of convincing but I’m at the gym now and feel re-focused!!
I’m sure many of you have experienced this at some point in your weight-loss journey. 🙋🏽♀️🙋🏽♀️ Listen, everybody stumbles at some point. What separates the winners from the rest is their ability to bounce back. Currently working on getting my shit together!!!!💪🏾💪🏾
Shredded beef nachos with low carb tortilla chips! I made the chips by cutting up Mission low carb tortillas and frying them in avocado oil. And I put a homemade barbacoa rub on the chuck roast but didn't have the peppers, onions or tomatoes to cook with the meat. Next time I'll actually plan for it and get the chipotle and jalapeño peppers.
We topped them off with some La Vic's orange sauce (the only thing at La Vic that doesn't suck). I'm trying to get more calories in because I've been eating around 1200-1300 a day and that's not enough when I'm lifting. I got so caught up in the desire to lose weight before my trip to Costa Rica that I kind of lost sight of my bigger goal around strength training. I do not want to lose muscle mass.
I need to not fixate on losing weight either. I was getting discouraged because the lbs haven't been just falling off of me like they do with some people and that's not helpful. I'm gonna focus on feeling good and getting stronger! Any weight I lose is just icing on the cake. I mean, that's what I'm telling myself right now. We'll see...