Here's a little background information on where I'm at and where I'm going.
I'm 5'0 or 5'1, depending on my self-confidence. I'm ten pounds over my "perfect" weight because I can't stand most cardio, especially during the winter, brrrrrr. I've been using weights for 2 years for max strength (and occasionally for bodybuilding) but have a history of strength based athletics.
And I'm looking to keep up athletics in the future by competing in a Women's Tri-Fitness Dual Fitness Competition. When? I have no clue but thats what I'm starting to train for now. For those that don't know what this includes its an obstacle course (fun!) and 3 fitness skills.
Heres the obstacle course in action,
And the fitness skills are 50 box jumps as quickly as possible (perfect score being 39-40 seconds), bench pressing 60%bw as many times as possible (50 reps is a perfect score), and a 20 foot x 10 round trips shuttle run (30 secs is a perfect score).
My biggest weakness is my chest so thats something I will definitely be focusing on. As well as losing that 10 pounds.
I also don't have much strength endurance at the moment. I used to have tons, and don't laugh now, when I did my Cindy Crawford's Next Challange workout video 3x week. Seriously its an amazingly well put together workout. Starts out with dynamic stretches, includes plyometrics, the exercises can be made more difficult easily, it ends with static stretching and most importantly its enjoyable cardio and it develops strength endurance.
Okay, now to redeem myself the last time I maxed out on a squat was 235 lbs.
Okay, besides Cindy Crawford the other main influences on how I train are Pavel Tsatsouline and Thomas Kurz. GTG FTW.
Thats about all I can say about training so now for the food stuff. Everyday I aim for 99.9% raw (.1% for vitamins and maybe some motherfucking jarred dijon). Lately I haven't been achieving that but looking through my food journal and tallying it up on fitday I found out I was eating oh... 1000 cals less than what I should be. No wonder I was having mad late night cravings for 2 PB&Js.
What I also learned from putting my average intake on fitday was that I am getting about 45% of my cals from fat. That sounds like a lot but when I figured everything out volumewise I'm right on the Thrive Diets volume recommendations. The Thrive Diet is a big influence on me at the moment because I don't know much about eating for endurance and after following many of Brenden's recommendations I feel so much better and have more energy during cardio.
Heres what my food looks like now a days (I'm adding the extra food that I found out I need)
-Apple Cinnamon Energy Bar (from the Thrive Diet recipes) *Periworkout
-Direct Fuel Bites (also from the Thrive Diet book and these are awesome) *Periworkout
-Yellow Smoothie (once I get on a certain flavor smoothie I make it everyday for months and right now its this gem) Pineapple, frozen mango, frozen banana, hemp oil, protein powder, ground flaxseeds and water
-Garden Salad (like the smoothie, when I find a salad combo I like I stick with it) Beet greens, romaine, beets, carrots, cucumbers with lemon juice, vinegar s&p
-My homemade Bora Bora Bar imposter (doubled this to get some more calories because raw organic seeds are CHEAP) sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and agave nectar
-Creamy Coleslaw (this is one of the things I added to up my cals too) have a look yourself http://goneraw.com/recipes/3087-Colesla ... a-dressing
-Sprouted lentils and quinoa in a vinagrette
-kiwis (added for more cals)
-limonade! lime juice, lemon juice, water and agave
On non workout days I replace the energy bar and fuel bites with guacomole.
Oh jeez, I think I'm done with the introduction. Heres a somewhat recent picture from early January of me in my long johns so you can put a body to a name.