I’m going to start this weeks blog a little off topic. Apologies in advance for my small rant but does anyone else have a problem when buying jeans? Some of you probably do, especially if you lift.
Why can’t I find any style of jean that fits other than skinny and even then I’m building up a sweat getting them on. I love the Mom style of jeans, the ones you see all the cool girls wearing with the Stan smiths and the baggy jumpers! I want to wear Mom jeans!! But I can’t because nowhere on planet earth makes Mom jeans that fit a girl with large quads and a arse to match and a small waist. So unless I want to gather the jeans around my waist and tighten with a belt so I look like I’ve got a bag of spuds in my knickers. I CANT WEAR THEM! Look at how annoying that is 😭! They fit my legs perfect then I’ve enough space to fit my dog in! There’s got to me more girls out there who feel my pain? I beg of you Topshop, ASOS, sort it out!
Now about this weeks training… deadlifts are getting me down!
A few weeks before Christmas I thought I’d give the sumo deadlift a go. I’ve never really wanted to do it as I’ve seen it as a sort of cheat, along with the arch in the bench press (🙈 don’t hate me). But hey, if you can’t beat them, join them! So I attempted it. Not going to lie it felt really good. I thought the weight was moving quicker off the ground and my lock out seemed a lot more precise. The numbers were increasing and as much as I hate deadlifts I was hitting all my targets. Sumo was my new best friend. Until I started to feel a slight niggle in my left hip as I pulled through my lift, the more weight that was added the worse the strain was. I don’t have any pain there at any other time, not when I’m squatting or when I’m doing any other exercise. So my relationship with the Sumo was short but sweet. Back to the babe that is conventional 😏. I don’t know why I called it a babe, it’s not a babe. It’s a bloody bastard. Again no videos as I’m a dick and forgot to film anything 😣.
Squats may have taken over from bench as my number one! I feel like I might have finally got the hang of this depth malarkey. Here’s 112.5kg for 2×2. My comp PB is 110kg, so I was proper chuffed with myself this Sunday.
The diet has still been good though. Might have shared some crisps with my friend at the theatre on Wednesday but honestly who can go to see a show and not have a little binge. Everyone around you is indulging so unless you’re superwoman it’s impossible! I’ve been pretty strict with my meals. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, spinach and Heck turkey sausages (they’re life changing) or porridge. Avocado and poached egg on toast is a new favourite too. Can you tell I’ve not been too busy in work. Having the time to plan and prepare meals each day is a dream! My dad made a stew also this week so I’ve been eating way more veg than normal. Had to give up my favourite part though 😪 no dumplings for this dumpling.
Apologies for the very whiny post this week. Reading back I feel like I’ve been a right moaning myrtle!
Feel free to moan at me if you like!