My butt has shrunk.
My hard-earned butt. Egad... I'm on a downward spiral of weight loss! And I only have myself to blame. Maybe age is catching up on me. I used to have quite an appetite. I still have quite an appetite, but it's been suppressed this fasting month. I just don't feel like eating much.
It's a vicious cycle. I get tired because I don't eat, and I don't eat because I'm tired.
Maybe it doesn't make sense to you, but it makes a lot of sense to me.
Good thing is I can still lift as much as before. Which tells me that on normal non-fasting training days I am not fulfilling my lifting potential. If I can lift as much as I can (albeit for fewer sets) when I am deprived of calories, shouldn't I be able to lift more when I'm free to take in as much calories as my stomach could handle?
Hmmmm... admittedly sometimes I lack faith in myself. I know I can lift more, but somehow I doubt my own ability. At those moments I wish I had a training partner to psych me up. But I train alone, and most times I prefer it that way.
Any tips on how to build confidence and get psyched up to attempt a new PR?