Sorry I’ve missed a week. I was busy having the best time on holiday. I’ve been up in Scotland travelling around in a little camper van with my faves. I know, CUTE!
Happy New Year by the way. I bet you’re already sick of people saying that, I was by January 2nd 🙈. Going back to work and everyone greeting you with happy new year even though it’s a good 10 days into January! STOP! Now back to what my blog is all about all about…
My training has taken a back seat whilst I’ve been away, I’m a firm believer that if you’re going on holiday, go on holiday (hence why I ballsed up my last competition). I chilled and drank and of course ate! Everything I could get my hands on, mainly cheese. I don’t think there’s a block of Brie or a jar of Branston left in Scotland.
Of course with over indulgence and lack of exercise comes added pounds and I’m sitting at a delightful 61.5kg 😂. But I had so much fun! I’m still fighting against the part of my brain that says ‘no Jazz, you have to make weight’ and the fact I’ve got a kilogram of pick and mix still to eat from Christmas. I’m not exaggerating either, I was bought a kilo of pick and mix 😍. Someone loves me.
All that aside I’m feeling strong. I’m in a good place mentally when usually I’m quite negative towards my lifts, thinking I can do better or I should be lifting more. So this is a bonus! The training programme I’m following now seems to be going well too, I’m not failing anything anyway. That’s a good sign, right?
Bench is still my favourite. The numbers are still increasing which makes me happy. We tried 72.5kg with the slingshot last week and it moved pretty quickly.
Saturday night was for squatting 💪🏼 But my belt is so tight at the moment I felt like I couldn’t breath when I set up with the weight. I refuse to loosen it though, it will fit soon!! 105kg for a couple of doubles felt like 105kg for a couple of doubles and the depth was only just there which is annoying as I’ve been doing so much work on that. Squats were a graft last week! I forgot to video my deadlifts too, probably because I hate the faces I pull. Powerlifting is not a pretty sport!
I’ve been eating so much better since the 3rd Jan though 👌🏼, zero chocolate and zero alcohol. I can already start to see changes, but I never know if it’s all in my head. Mental note: must take pictures of progress.
On a typical working day I always try and start with a breakfast that fills me. Porridge is usually my go to, super easy to make and definitely filling. I add a scoop of protein too. The white chocolate flavour from My Protein is my favourite, it makes it that little bit sweeter. I also add chia seeds. I’m not going to pretend I know why but those fit girls on Instagram do it so I’m going to copy them!
•A scoop of protein
•150ml of whole milk
Mix together and microwave for 30 seconds, stir then microwave again until it’s just right. Add your chia seeds to be fancy.
Let me know what you’re having for your breakfasts, I’d like to try some of your recipes.
Also I love hearing from you, wether it’s on here or through Instagram and Twitter. Let me know how you’re getting on with your training and if there’s anything in particular you want me talk about. I’m still very new to this so I would love to get a feel of what you guys like the most.
Love J 💌