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500fairytales replied to your post:     First of all, hey new fo…

you have just gotten started crushin shit rly, big things to come, remember that

Tru, boo. I be on this til I’m 100, or..until I get really injured and have to cop out and start doing figure competitions.

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baltimoreartlady replied to your post “    First of all, hey new followers! I suppose you got here via the…”

You can do it! I teach full-time and pursuing my masters degree as well.

Thanks for the encouragement, it’s always great to meet people in the same boat!

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    First of all, hey new followers! I suppose you got here via the liftings. So welcome to my weird ass blog. 

    For those of you that don’t know, while I’m not picking up heavy things I am a full time grad student going through an alternative teacher prep program (Dual Masters in Elem. Ed. and Special Ed) + teaching full time. Yep, full time means I’m still taking classes all summer and teaching summer school. Woo!

   These past few days I’ve been having the post competition blues and being pretty hard on myself about my performance. It’s difficult not to compare myself to all the more successful lifters. But, when I got to work this morning I was greeted with TONS of hugs from my students who said they missed me and wanted to know all about how the competition went. The other teacher that covered my class told me they had a fit the first day because I was gone, even though I told them what was happening. I thought I’d be bummed to go back to work, but seeing those kids get excited for class IN THE SUMMER made me feel really great. 

    Considering everything i’ve been through in the past year or so…apartment burning down, starting grad school, starting teaching, losing friends to overdoses… I should be more proud of the fact that I still managed to hit PR’s and continue lifting consistently. I’ve effectively balanced school, work, lifting, and (somewhat of) a social life. I’m finally starting to accept that that’s pretty fucking awesome. 

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Take Up Space.

hotrodsparrow said: Wait. are you in Denver??? <3

I was! But I just got back a couple days ago. I wish I could have had more time to link up with people (outside of the powerlifting meet) and see more sights :-(

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powerliftingpinay:

Seen in Aurora. #l7 #misandry (at I-70)

*makes a post about tampons and tags it with misandry*

 *trolls and scrolls the misandry tag* Lol I know. sarcasm is hard to catch on the interwebzzz. If you looked at my blog at all you&#8217;d see I&#8217;m a feminist who uses the word jokingly all the damn time.

pleb-doughnuts:

powerliftingpinay:

Seen in Aurora. #l7 #misandry (at I-70)

*makes a post about tampons and tags it with misandry*

*trolls and scrolls the misandry tag* Lol I know. sarcasm is hard to catch on the interwebzzz. If you looked at my blog at all you’d see I’m a feminist who uses the word jokingly all the damn time.

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getrippedandripthesystem:

Usapl raw nationals 10lb meet PR celebration victory lap! #deadliftsanddonuts #mastersofgravity (at Voodoo Doughnut Mile High)

OH YEAH, KEITH AND I ALSO GOT FREE DONUTS JUST FOR BEIN SWOLE.
IF THAT&#8217;S NOT WINNING THEN I DUNNO WHAT IS!

getrippedandripthesystem:

Usapl raw nationals 10lb meet PR celebration victory lap! #deadliftsanddonuts #mastersofgravity (at Voodoo Doughnut Mile High)

OH YEAH, KEITH AND I ALSO GOT FREE DONUTS JUST FOR BEIN SWOLE.

IF THAT’S NOT WINNING THEN I DUNNO WHAT IS!

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Take Up Space.

worldofmatt said: USAPL meets are tough their judging is really strict, a lot more formal than other meets. As for your attempts, I normally do something I can easily double as a first, a difficult second, and then a PR for 3rd(depending on how 2nd went). Congrats though! Keep grinding!

Absolutely. Their judging is super strict, and USUALLY consistent, though I’ve seen a few bad calls. Attempt selection is something I’ve never gotten right, and it’s about time I did. Thanks!