Bobbie Butters is a Powerlifter and former British champion in Olympic weightlifting. Bobbie has been using journaling in her training for the last ten years and it’s helped her overcome pain barriers and limiting beliefs. She shares the positive impacts of focusing on mindset, journaling as a tool, and how she’s learnt to overcome negative thoughts. Plus a few tips on listening to yourself.
When I'm training I think about how I can make the session into a competition. It’s the only way I can push myself - I need to have an outcome. If I’m training with others, I’ll be looking over to see their progress. If I know a workout is time-based, I’ll strategise with myself about how many rounds I want to get through.
With weightlifting, like running and any other performance-based sports, I have to put in the work. Training, sleep, rest, and food are all in my control. How I perform is down to me. What you put in and what comes out is a reflection of your consistency.