I’ve been lurking and reading the logs of the powerful women here at T-Nation for about six months and I’m excited to finally start my own log. I’ve been very impressed with the way you give each other support and advice. I’m living in China and I feel somewhat alone in my quest for strength at times (though my husband does lift too) so I would really like to get in on the great community you have here.
I’ll be brief about my background; there is a longer intro at the beginning of my blog on my profile page. Last year I became fed up with my fat lazy self and determined to get my shit together, physically, before my 30th birthday (Dec. 27th, and yes I more than achieved my goals!) I started my transformation with the typical cardio and lowered calories at the beginning of February and started lifting weights in April. I got really addicted to the weights! It was hard to hold myself back from lifting heavier but I made myself go a bit slowly to learn proper form and such. By lifting weights and cleaning up my diet I lost about 25 kg. and started to look and feel like myself again, only stronger. After working hard to lose the fat I’ve been excited to finally focus on strength. I’m very competitive by nature so I’ve decided I would like to eventually compete in a strength sport. Olympic lifting really appeals to me but I would like to build up a foundation of strength before hiring a coach to teach me the lifts. I’m also interested in powerlifting and strongwoman competitions.
My training has been a bit bumpy the past couple of months because I have been traveling so much. I managed to complete two rounds of WS4SB3 before a two week trip to Vietnam where I had no access to weights. Yesterday I completed week 3. I lift every other day so each “week” takes me 8 days. My body seems to like this schedule best. I’ll post the round 3 workouts below.
My big goal for this year is a 300 lb. deadlift. I’m not entirely sure how possible this is but I really want it! I hit a PR of 90 kg (just shy of 200 lbs.) last night and I haven’t yet hit a plateau (nor have I worked especially hard or long on the deadlift), so here’s hoping.