Monday, August 25, 2008



The life I have chosen.

My calender reminder when off today telling me it is 4 weeks until I leave for the US for World Masters. I have to admit that I am getting nervous before each lifting session now. In fact I am writing this just 20 minutes before my squatting session and the nerves and adrenalin are pumping through my body. I am lifting with my suit on for the first time since Nationals and that only means one thing - heavy weights and pain. The sessions are long, intense, sometimes uplifting and occasionally soul destroying.
The 4 week reminder also signals that it is time to think of my weight and ensure that I am well positioned to weigh in just under 60kgs. My food needs to support my lifting and recovery, and I need to walk that fine line between training intensely but careful not to over train.
I have mentioned before that this has been a long season and while my body is holding up well, and in fact is very strong, my mind is starting to tire as I face the nerves and self doubt that always come pre comp.
I told a client this week"..if it was easy, everyone would be doing it", and it is time to heed those words myself. This is the life that I chose, one that I have fought hard to have, and now it is time to prove to myself that it is the life that I really want. Suck it up and hit that platform.
Lisa

4 comments:

MISS TANK said...

and as a great friend told me last week - if we didnt get nervous or have self doubt, things wouldnt be right - the power of the mind hey....!!!

If the bar aint bending, you just pretending ;)

GO HARD LISA - YOU ARE AMAZING x

Splice said...

Lisa, how did you go with the lifts?

Lisa said...

Fern....I dream of the day I have enough weight on the bar to bend it.

Deb, session went really well. I am pleased with my current position

Lisa said...

Fern....I dream of the day I have enough weight on the bar to bend it.

Deb, session went really well. I am pleased with my current position

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