I have weighed the same weight most of my adult life (aside from during pregnancy). This seems to be a comfortable weight for me, I eat whatever I want, I can work out hard or not at all and no change. While this can be a good thing, when it comes tournament time, I always fall 3 lbs over the limit for my weight class. I always end up struggling to lose these 3 lbs. After doing this many times now, I have become really good at dieting , I haven't tried to fight a teenager or threaten to stab a hole in my child's blow up pool in years! (Yes, I am ashamed to say this really happened) but, it's still never fun!
I'm sharing this experience to help make others aware of the dangers of dehydration! For younger adults, recovery is much faster but, you still need to be careful (especially here in AZ where it's been over 110 for the past week) when you are a little older, the recovery time is much longer. I am lucky to have an awesome sponsor to help re hydrate me (he may have saved my life ;) ) but, not everyone has that option. Diet!! Stay Hydrated!! Train smart!!
I learned my lesson and I am hoping others will learn from my mistake!
*Parents..PLEASE do not ever have kids cut weight!!