I’m back to lifting heavy (well, heavy for me! haha!) I’ll be doing this three times a week. My husband has me doing a program that he’s modifying a bit to structure around the weight I can push and pull right now. I’ll be learning some new movements next week, a little excited about that. Mostly though, I’m just fucking ecstatic to be lifting weights!
My past numbers before I stopped.
Bench – 50 lbs 3 x 5 🙂 Deadlift – 85 lbs x 5 🙂 Squat – 80 lbs 3×5
Max effort: Squat – 100 lbs 1 rep 🙂 Bench – 70 lbs 1 rep 🙂 Deadlift – 105 lbs 1 rep
Current weight 103 lbs
Squat: 65 lbs 3 x 5
Bench: 45 lbs 3 x 5
Deadlift: 75 lbs 1 x 5
Lifting helps me with so many things! Confidence, self-esteem, insecurity, strength, anxiety, depression. The list goes on. I loved how I felt when I lifted. I felt I could handle anything! In my head I would say “Well if I can deadlift almost 95 lbs I can do….<insert thing here>.”
In between I will do yoga for recovery. Apparently my yoga is helping my squat as my husband said “Damn yogi’s, your butt doesn’t tuck under!” This is also known as a butt wink. Yeah…not sure but apparently I have good form so more yoga!! 😀