Out of your comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens. Even if you suck at it! It sounds so cheesy, but it is the truth. Getting out of your comfort zone is really scary. It’s new, it’s the unknown that makes you feel so very much uncomfortable.
Last January I got out of my comfortzone and it was awesome. I had my very first weightliftmeet and tt was a ladies only weightliftmeet. I went up there by myself and I didn’t know anyone. Sometimes it’s hard for me to connect with people I don’t know, I can be a bit socially awkward or something.
At first I felt a bit shy, but everyone was feeling a bit nervous and awkward. In no time everyone was talking to one another and we bonded quickly. It was amazing to see how bunch of strange women all together supported and helped eachother at the meet.
Of course I hoped for some PR’s, but it didn’t happen. And that is OK, because I had a wonderful day. I even ended up halfway in the ranking, wich I never expeced. I’m really happy about that. I met some wonderful ladies and I will compete next year! Can not wait to get out of my comfortzone again and again this year.
I never thought I would ever say this, but I need more food! In the last 10 weeks I lost 4 kilos without any extra effort. My weight has been stable for more than a year. How did I lose that weight? No more hotel dinners three times a week. That’s all it took.
But with those kilos I also lost my power. Couldn’t lift my PR’s anymore at Crossfit. How annoying is that? You know you could lift it and now you can’t.
It got me thinking. The hotel food is fat and the portions are ridiculous big! So I ate a lot and a lot of fat. I don’t mind losing the weight. But how can I keep the muscles and still lose the pounds or stay this weight?
I Googled a lot about fat loss, muscles growth, macronitrients, supplements, what happens with your body when you’re weightlifting or running. I even got more confused than I already was. There’s so much to say about all of this.
If someone really knows about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m not sure how to manage my macro’s doing weightlifting and endurance sport. Should I eat more carbs on run days? And more protein on Crossfit days? Sounds logical to me.
I got me a container of protein powder (with a huge discount) with BCAA’s for post workout snack. I also got me some omega 3 pills. I remember eating a lot of fish during my hotel days and I actually never cook fish. For the soreness I maybe get me some magnesium pills. But I won’t take any other supplements.
If anyone could give me some pointers on what to eat or not to eat on run, crossfit or rest days, that would be so great!
Ps. all the food on the photo was just for 3 people……..