It’s all coming together nicely.

It’s all coming together nicely.

Evening πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Hope you have all enjoyed this beautiful weather. Actually I hope everyone’s still sat in their back gardens, maybe having a BBQ, possibly having a G&T making the most of the sunshine.

I did get to enjoy a bbq on Saturday which is a bonus but everything was weighed out accordingly and I had to be very strict πŸ™ˆ. Normally at a bbq I’m piling my plate with meats, jersey royal potatoes (lathered in butter), coleslaws, buns and burgers and sausages and everything that’s great in the world, my mouth’s watering just thinking about it, but this time I was so good. I didn’t even go back for seconds which was quite fantastic πŸ˜‚.

Look at that. I even made turkey burgers from scratch πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ they only took 20 minutes and are so easy. Check me out, not a bloody white roll in sight.

Incase you fancy making turkey burgers too I used 1kg of turkey thigh mince, handful of parsley, 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, fresh chilli (the amount depends on how much of a kick you want them to have), two egg whites and 30g breadcrumbs. Mix it allllllllll together and make into patties. Fry lightly on both sides to seal and then stick them on the bbq. This made 10 so I have some for lunches this week. Turkey burger salads here I come!

Training this past week has been tough! The toughest it’s ever been actually. I’m going to throw it out there and say that after not making weight at the British (don’t know if you know about that, I don’t talk about it much πŸ™„) I sort of fell out of love with powerlifting. I put so much hard work into the beginning of the year and to not even make it to the platform was a kick in the dick. It knocked my confidence entirely. I didn’t think it had at the time I thought I was quite positive about it but after last Sunday’s competition I realised how much I enjoy lifting and how for the past 8 weeks I’ve just been coasting. I’ve not really been putting my all into training because I was in the wrong frame of mind. All that time spent focusing on this one goal at the beginning of the year and for what?

Now I know I needed that to happen, I needed to not feel confident so I can come back even stronger. And jheeez have I been put through my paces.

4x5s in deadlifts! GRIM!

5x5s in benchpress!GRIM!

And the most disgusting squat session I’ve done in a very long time. I was pushed to my limits to get my max 5 reps! I managed 110kg for 5 though and to say I was chuffed is an understatement. The last couple were a graft and my form went slightly but I finally know what it’s like to grind a squat up rather than just giving up. There was no way I was only doing 4!

This was after doing 100kg x5 105kg x5 as well! Go me. I do love to squat 😊

We’re just under three weeks out from the All England’s and I’m sitting at a very delightful…

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t tell anyone but this is 0.5 under the weight I went into the sauna at before the British πŸ˜• I must have been bloody mad. I’m enjoying being healthier, like I’m actually thinking about trying to maintain this weight after the competition. I know I’m shocked too. My clothes fit nicer and I just generally feel good about myself. Don’t get me wrong I’m craving a fizzy cola bottle like you wouldn’t believe but I’ve not got long to wait.

Love J πŸ’Œ

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