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11 months apart; 130 vs 120

I’d like to think I made a shit ton of progress this year, but I’m happy with the little progress I made.

I popped a disc out of my back that I am STILL weary about.
I got out of an abusive relationship on my own.
I went to school while working a full time job.
I’m still fighting the aftermath of an eating disorder.
I got through every day of depression and PMDD.

I busted my ass in the gym no matter what the circumstances. I listened to my body. And fucking hell I think I should be proud. Maybe it’s just an insane body positivity day, but I’m proud of the lower body progress I’ve made, despite it being so little and despite it leaving me (still) so far away from where I want to be.

But.. I’m getting closer.

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Some comparison photos!!

Top:
Feb 2013 - May 2013
I had just finished the play which caused me to be at school from 7 am- 8 pm most days. I ate a lot of take out food and stopped exercising. I finally started lifting heavy and it changed my body instantly (combined with eating like a normal human again)

Middle and Bottom:
May 2013- July 2014
The middle picture shows off my lower body progress more while the bottom one highlights upper body. This is what a year of heavy lifting can do my friends.

Excited to see where the future gains take me!!!

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Lower body mobility work in progress! Having the ability to move without the use of my hands from a sitting position has eluded me for a long time until now.

Turn on the sound and listen to life in the jungle!

#mobility #pistolsquat #movementculture #fitness #healthylife #igfitness (at สวนหลวง ร.9 | Rama9 National Park)

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Lookie see I’m still kinda plump but I bought this shirt 2 years ago even though it didn’t fit and today I wore it for the first time and it fits splendidly!
I hate my body a lot of the time but today was alright

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So not only have I started giving myself ranges, mins, maxs, and started tracking volume on main lifts but I added a “PR/Accumulation” tab as well to log all my little PRs and upper and lower body accumulated volume to track progress. 

Everyone focuses on the big PRs but the little ones matter too. 

So far this week I’ve hit 3! 350x2 on my Front Squat, 162x8 on my Log (strict press, and for 2 sets) and a large volume PR on my High Bar (beltless) with 300x10x5.

It all matters.