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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I just hope it doesn't turn into that scene from Carrie ... you know the one.

"Just go already, Kel. You'll totally have a
good time. Everyone will accept you, until
they unleash the pig's blood
Tonight is a big night for me.

I had a little talk with myself last week after I admitted I was feeling my body shut down. I was tired, cranky, and honestly sick to freaking death of this stupid weight loss plateau. I had to take a look at my workouts and diet and figure out what I needed to do in order to feel strong again. After reviewing my food journal I saw I average about 4-5 hours of sleep a day. That is apparently not enough zzzz's. So, are you ready? Monday was my farewell to the 4:00 a.m. Meathead Crew.  Tonight is the night I suck it up and do my squats and deadlifts at the time I would normally head to the gym, i.e. the time the rest of the free world also goes to the gym.

See, 4:00 a.m. is a crutch for me. I went then to lift because it's most comfortable. These big weights are still so new and intimidating. I don't like learning new things in public. I want privacy as I figure stuff out and make my mistakes. But lack of sleep is killing me. So tonight I am going to walk purposefully into the super crowded free weight section and possibly have to wait for a squat rack to open up and lift what I need to lift without freaking out on the outside. I will not obsess over alltheboyz who have allthegainz and work out like they know allthethingz.

Wish me luck. And for no pig's blood. Duuuuuude.


  1. You got this, seriously you do. You're a really strong woman who has been weightlifting for a bit now. You're extremely knowledgable already and may know more than some of those meatheads at this point. Show them how to do it girl. And holy crap 4 hours, how did you not kill someone? There would be a wide swath of dead things behind me if thats all the sleep I got.

    Get some sleep and going in at rush hour may not even seem that intimidating. Just remember your first open water swim and how freakin scary that think about the weight room.....Mmmhmm you got it.

    1. Dude - first open water was TERRIFYING. I still can't believe I didn't drown/get eaten by the Loch Ness Monster.

      As for the lack of sleep, I've been super "pleasant" ;-)

      Now to own my own meatheadedness. Because I'm pretty sure that's a thing.

  2. Stop worrying about what other people think because you are awesome!! You will nail it, and you will be stronger for it. Like, literally. ;)

    Can't wait to hear the results!

    1. I thought I left 7th grade behind twenty years ago, but apparently it rears it's ugly head whenever I face the free weights :) I GOT THIS ... right?

  3. Stay strong Kelly! zzzzz's are very important, especially with all the training you're doing. Show them meatheads how you roll!

    1. I'm totally going shoe-less, too, because this crazy trainer told me that's how real squatters do it ;)

      (iPod squatting playlist includes: Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Awolnation, Boy Sets Fire, and Kanye West.)(Just in case you are taking notes.)


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