Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The Weight Dilemma
I have struggled with my weight for the past 10 years. I went through a difficult time and like so many people I used food to comfort myself. At my fattest I weighed 143 lbs. For someone that is 5'2" with very little by way of muscles, that is a lot. It is funny how a photograph can motivate you. When I looked at the photographs from my sisters wedding I was horrified. I started working on it immediately. It took me around 6 months but I dropped back down to 111. Fast forward to our move to North Carolina. Once we moved here I started eating more bad food because it was easy and fell out of a work out routine and then gained weight. Thankfully, I stopped it before it got anywhere close to what it was before. Now I am at Crossfit and gaining way more muscle than I have ever had before. I am not really sure what kind of comparison you can make between Romanian dead lifts and the regular dead lifts we do. I can tell you this, my one rep max for a dead lift as of yesterday is 173lbs. The most I could do of the Romanian dead lift when I was in Tallahassee, was 55lbs. Now here comes the question: What should be my target weight? I know I will or should weigh more because I want to be strong like Sarah and Mandy.