I started the month weighing 202 lbs, on the 31st I need to weigh 187 to be eligible for the 85 Kg class I registered for. If I am heavy, I will be able to compete in the 94 Kg class because it is a local meet, but I want to make the weight I registered at. It has been just over a week and I have cut back on my overall calories and meal frequency drastically. I am feeling the effects big time. With little food comes little energy and my training is paying the price. Finding energy at this time is like looking for a purple leprechaun, it's just nowhere to be found.
A brief word on my goals: I was hoping to snatch 120kg and clean and jerk 150kg at the Classic, but my training is looking more like 110-115kg snatch and a 140-145kg. Neither of which are PR's for me, but I will be lighter adapting to a new weight. This is all an experiment so lets see what we can do. In the cert, I am supposed to snatch a 20 kg KB for 30 reps each hand and do a few minutes of clean and jerks and squats I think. I am not sure of the exact requirements, but I know it is something along those lines. I am not worried at all as I feel my abilities are far beyond what is required to pass the course, as I am following along with the suggested preparation training for the course with a 24 kg bell when they are suggesting a 16 kg bell. I am sure whatever I need to do, I will be fine. Not to be cocky, as I am always open minded, but I just feel good about it. I am not going to post the exact amount of calories in my food, because I do not know. Nor will I post every single rep and exercise I do, because I simply don't know. I know generally know what I am doing, but at times I just add stuff throughout the day like a few minutes of rope skipping or sled dragging, a little run or walk, or even intense sex. All these things come into play, and you add them into your life when appropriate and necessary.
I make no claims that this is the right way to do it, but this is how I am doing it.