I'm a 40 year old mother of 4 awesome kids, ages 17, 16 (powerlifting), 13 (powerlifting), and 12. The oldest 2 are boys and the younger two, girls. I went through an ugly-ass divorce a little over a year ago...and let that pull me from the gym for a bit. I have been working and a full time student for at least part of the past year.
I had a planned surgery for the end of June, 2011 and due to iron deficiency anemia was told to stay out of the gym since early May, 2011. Had been out of the gym for several months recovering from major surgery, when I went to the O in Vegas in September. I have been around lifters most of my life, but had never been to a comp of any kind. Had an absolute blast.
Went to the expo, watched the pre-judging, and watched some powerlifters for the first time. Now, don't get me wrong, I'd seen some powerlifting before, but never really watched. The suggestion was made to me to give it a shot, that I'd be good at it.
Once back home, found a powerlifting gym near my home. Met the owner, had a session with him and I have been hooked since. I now train with him and a group of competition powerlifters that train there and I love it. I am still a newb but making strides and setting goals. I also got my son(15 at the time), and my daughter(13) to start.
total cals: 2100
protein 206.4 (39%)
carb 209 (39%)
fat 51.1 (22%)
shooting for a comp here in my local gym (first comp for me) in early April, just to get my feet wet
1 RM current:
Sunday: rest day from gym
Monday: Shoulders and Hams
Wednesday: Group lifting heavy bench and chest work (1 week heavy/next week volume)
Thursday: Back (1 week deads included, the next week rack pulls)
Friday: Tri's and Bi's
Saturday: Group lifting heavy squat (1 week heavy/next week volume)
that's all I have to cover for now, but will be lurking and learning