Things aren’t going as planned
This weeks training has not been great, it has come to light that tier 3 training is just too much for me, and the last three, maybe four training sessions I have left the gym with a migraine. It’s time to listen to my body and this week I’m taking the week off the weights and am just keeping the cardio up. Then I’ll go back down to tier 2 the following week where I felt comfortable without pushing things too hard.
I had a really bad training session with Craig on Friday and my head just wasn’t in the game. Considering my foul mood and miserable face I still managed to pull a personal-best on deadlifts, 130kg – admittedly it was only for one and it felt like quite a struggle as a video shows as I just couldn’t lift any more than the one rep, but on a good day I’m pretty sure I could lift that weight for a few more reps next time.
My mood was also bringing Craig down too, I really didn’t understand why I was feeling so low, that was until later that evening. I wasn’t feeling right from the beginning of the day and then overnight I had a bought of sickness, but after a good sleep and a rare lay in the next morning I felt a whole lot better.
Stepping back from lifting heavy this week feels like a massive blow because for one I’m really enjoying it and two I love the results I’m getting from it. Plus I’m concerned I’m not going to be able to get the physique I want without the heavy weights, but I guess health comes first and we’ll have to see what happens.
All this migraine malarkey has kinda come at the wrong time, not that there’s really a good time mind you! On the up side I have some pretty exciting news, I’ve been asked if I want to train with the powerlifters when they come back from the World Champions in a few weeks. Craig and I thought that they’d been keeping a sneaky eye on me here and there and I guess we were right!
I’m nervous about training with the powerlifting guys for a few reasons;
- It may mean that I don’t train with Craig all week – which would be a real gutter as we usually have brilliant sessions together
- I can barely lift anything without using straps but perhaps I’ll learn…
- I’m generally a nervous person in new situations anyway
- I’m not sure how well I’ll be received being English and still not speaking a lot of Portuguese
- My migraines may just wipe this possible avenue of weights off the map for me
Having said that it will be kind of cool to be able to gauge my strength against other women because at the moment I only have Craig to compare to and lets be honest he’s a bit of a monster next to me!
Migraine or not I’m willing to give it a go because lets be honest, it’s an awesome opportunity and I’d be crazy not to, plus we’ll get the chance to meet a load of new people too!