posted on October 30, 2019
For those that may not know, powerlifting is a weight class sport and in hope to maintain the theme of the upcoming meet, I am going to talk about my mindset going into weigh-ins this meet. This may be my first full power meet that I don’t try and cut weight to make a weight class. The thought alone messes with my head a little for a few reasons, but I am trying to find peace with it being an option. I am slightly above weight so once we reach 7 days out I will decide if it is something I can and want to manage.
For someone with a past of eating disorders, I am very aware of my own triggers. I am still learning how to entirely combat those feelings, but I am also learning to accept that it will be a process of good and bad days and even better and worse moments. Leading into this meet, I am acknowledging that a few of my personal triggers are developing and when this happens I have to prioritize those that I can control and cannot control.
With that said, for the time being, my goal is to eat enough to regain energy, to train and recover as necessary, and to COMPETE well.
I made a big pot of chili over the weekend for one of my meals. I rarely use measurements and tend to use my eyes as a judgment call for recipes like this. However, these are all of the ingredients:
93/7 ground turkey
90/10 ground beef
Light red kidney beans
Dark red kidney beans
Green, yellow, and red pepper