I’m fast approaching the one month mark of my Strongwoman training and I’m quite proud of myself. These are some the things that I’ve learned:
- That Oly lifting is not easy. I might feel like a total boss because I’m the only one in the gym doing it, but chances are I’m not doing it right.
2. Related to 1. – patience! I realised I can’t expect to learn everything about Oly lifts in a month, and even if I did know everything it’s going to take a while for my body to catch on.
3. That sometimes I’m going to miss a lift for absolutely no reason at all.
4. That my time in the gym is better spent focusing on bettering myself, rather than making snidey inside-my-head remarks about the douchebro doing quarter squats.
5. I get my training done quicker and more effectively when I go to the gym alone (sorry gym buddy!)
6. Sure I want a washboard stomach, like, yesterday – but I can either get stronger now or lose BF, but not both.
7. Related to 6. – When I’ve lifted before, I never ate enough. Now I eat a lot consistently, even on my rest days.
8. That some of my clothes won’t fit as well as they used to, and that’s ok. It’s part of the deal you make with the Gods of Iron.
9. Getting to where I want to be (being a contender in a Strongwoman competition) is going to be harder than I ever though possible. I’m sure this sounds incredible naive, but it’s just that I never had a reference on what the training would actually be like.
10. I’m looking forward to dealing with ‘No Pain No Gain’. I can be a slack-arse sometimes (ok, a lot of the time!) and I lack motivation. If I can compete, I can do absolutely anything!