Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11w, 1d to pictures--163.5 pounds :)
Work 8p-6a (4th night of 9 day stretch)
I postponed yesterday's workout to today for a multitude of reasons. I've had a little bit of "the crud" the last few days and not felt completely tip-top. And I, honestly have been dragging around feeling sorry for myself because of this stupid 9 day stretch at work. To make a long story short, there's always the "one guy" who always gets his way and comes out looking golden while everyone else picks up his slack. That guy has been pissing me off lately. And I've even been seriously considering quitting my job because of him. I really just don't think I can put up with this guy's lack of consideration for everyone else any longer. And unfortunately, I've been griping to the "higher ups" for two years now, they always say they'll do something about it, but never do. I guess I'll have to. I'll probably go from this job straight into another one where there's an equally inconsiderate a$$ hole, but so be it, I guess. The only thing is that otherwise I love the people I work with and the place where I work. GRRR.
Regardless, I got my a$$ out of bed and worked out before work this afternoon.
WORKOUT: Heavy/16kg Workout 1
A. 16kg TGU--AMAP in 15 min=21 (one more than last week)
Rest 5 min.
B. 16kg Snatch--AMAP in 15min
9/9, 8/8,7/7,7/7,7/7,6/6,5/5, 4/4, 4/4,3/3,2/2,2/2=66/66 (4 less per side than last week. I don't think I miscounted but who knows. I was feeling weak today for some reason.)
Rest 5 min
C. Squat w/12kg KB + pushup from the knees--AMAP in 15 min
15/15, 12/12, 10/10, 10/10, 10/10, 8/8, 8/8, 8/8, 2/2=83/83 (5 more than the last time I did this round).
I went down on the weight for the squat section because my knees have been a bit unhappy lately. Seemed to work pretty well, and my knees haven't hurt as much the last couple of days.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Weight 164# 167.5# 167.5#
@belly button 37" 36.5" 37"
hips 39.5" 39.5" 40.5"
Sunday, April 27, 2008
11w, 4d to pictures--165.5 pounds.
Work 6p-6a (first of a nine day stretch)
Friday, April 25, 2008
11w,3d to pics
Off-Went to Reelfoot to take pictures. Will post some later.
WORKOUT: Heavy Workout 2:
16kg C&P--AMAP in 15min
37/37=12 more on each side than last week.
Rest 5 min.
12kg split squat--AMAP in 15 min.
39/39=7 more on each side than last week.
Rest 5 min.
16kg Swing--AMAP in 15 min.
425=55 more than last week.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
WORKOUT: Light Workout 1
12kg TGU--AMAP in 15 min
29=2 more than last week.
Rest 5 min.
12kg snatch--AMAP in 15 min.
256==4 less than last week (not sure what happened here).
REst 5 min
12kg squat+pushup form the knees--AMAP in 15 min.
78/78=11 more of each than last week.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I also had the treat of playing outside with my Godson for an hour on Monday. Here's a pic of him on the funky ladder going to his favorite slide. He got stuck about 1/2 way up an dsaid "I can't do it. Help me." Maybe I'm an ogre, but I wouldn't. I made him do it on his own. So he did. Funny thing was, there were some kids his age and even older who wanted to go up this ladder but were convinced that they couldn't--even though they hadn't tried. And some of them just couldn't figure out how to do it. Genetic? Learned? Interesting.
Today's workout: Light Workout B
12 kg C&P--AMAP in 15min=70/70 (4 more than last week)
Unweighted Split Squat--AMAP in 15 min=75/75 (8 more than last week)
REst 5 min
12kg Swing--AMAP in 15 min=530 (62 more than last week).
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
13w1d to pics
Off--Back in Central Florida
Watching TV a few days ago, I came across a Nike commercial that instantly had me ready to get outside and get with it. The power of a 60 second video amazes me. So I decided to see if I could find a link to it and share it. Here you go...Enjoy.
I started a new cycle of workouts from David this week. So far I like it, as always it's a challenge that shows me how heavy 16kg and 12kg can become.
YESTERDAY'S WORKOUT: heavy Workout 1
Turkish Get-up--AMAP in 15 min
R/L 2/2, 2/2, 1/1, 1/1, 1/1, 1/1, 1/1=18 with 16kg
Rest 5 min
Snatch--AMAP in 15 min
R/L 10/10, 10/10, 7/7, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 2/2=118 w/16kg
Rest 5 min
Squat w/16kg KB + Pushup (from the knees) AMAP in 15 min
10+10, 10+10, 5+5, 5+5, 5+5, 5+5, 5+5, 5+5, 5+5=55+55
Have felt the workout from yesterday over the course of the day, not so much as soreness as from residual muscle fatigue. I didn't eat very well yesterday in the process of travelling i.e. I didn't get enough quality fresh veggies and protein, and I can feel it. I continue to be amazed by how much difference I can tell in the quality of foods just in the way my body feels. When one consistently eats crap, one cannot tell the difference. A year ago I would not have noticed the difference. Now I understand "fueling the body" in ways that I never knew possible.
TODAY'S WORKOUT: Light Workout 2
C&P--AMAP in 15 min
L/R 10/10, 10/10, 8/8, 8/8, 7/7, 7/7, 6/6, 6/6, 3/3, 1/1=66 w/12kg
Rest 5 min
Split Squat--AMAP in 15 min
L/R 10/10, 10/10, 10/10, 10/10, 8/8, 8/8, 7/7, 4/4=67 w/o weight.
Rest 5 min
Swing--AMAP in 15 min
100 2HS, 250 Alternating 1HR, 1HL, 2HS every 10 swings, 218 changing from 1HS to other to 2HS every 2 swings=568 w/12kg.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
13w, 5 d to pics-166#
Slept 5.5 hours-Work6p-8a
My workout, 12kg Workout A, was interesting today in that I didn't feel the mojo at all. I was achey, tight and generally just didn't feel good, yet my numbers were on par with the same workout last week and overall were a rep or so above the numbers I pulled then. So I guess I'll take it.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
14w to pics--166#
Work 6p-8a, Slept 10.5 hours.
For a while now the 20kg (actually a 45# GoFit--I just can't bear to refer to bells in pounds) has been jeering at me, taunting me. I've thought about trying it, just going for the snatch, but just haven't done it. Then I read where Tracy Rif snatched the 24. Damn that's a heavy bell--and she snatched it. And my 20kg began to laugh as I walked past. So before my workout today I decided just to go for it. The lock out was a little more difficult than I had anticipated, but I hit it. Once on each side. I didn't try for another, just tried to be satisfied with that. Then I did my scheduled workout.
WORKOUT: 16kg Workout B: 5 renegade rows per side then 20 swings--AMAP in 30 minutes. Last Wednesday I hit 18. Today I hit 20.
Afterthought...My right trapezius is angry at me for the 20kg snatch.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
14w 2d to pics--167.5#
I hopped in the car yet again yesterday to drive to Nashville and squeeze in a workout with David. It was yesterday or wait 'till May. Honestly, I was in a seriously bad mood on my way there. Nothing would satisfy me--no playlist on my iPod, no Serius station, nobody on my contact list. I was under an ugly black cloud.
I think it spawned not only from the nightmares I've been having lately but also from the damn 168# I saw on the scale yesterday morning--5 pounds in 10 days. I'm hoping that the majority of that is water weight from the boiled peanuts I had on the way home and some other factors. And I'm hoping that extra 5 pounds--and maybe a little more--will be gone by the time I leave out next week for Florida again. My measurements are more-or-less the same, only a 1/4 inch increase at the waist, so that's somewhat reassuring. Next trip, though, I'm gonna tighten up those calories a little bit more.
All is not for naught, though, if I can learn from what happened, so I tried to analyze what happened and this is what I found. I made three critical mistakes on this last trip...1. 3 desserts in 10 days. From this I learned (other than the obvious)... Splurges that are not planned are not worth it 90% of the time. Of those desserts, only one of them was planned and in retrospect, I couldn't even remember what one of the three was until I thought about it for a few hours. 2. About 1/3-1/2 of the days I just flat had too many calories--around 2200-2800. This stemmed mainly from piss poor planning. I only cooked 2 meals in the camper. Should have been more. 3. LOTS of Splenda. I truly believe this makes a difference. I DID keep up my workouts, though. Gotta give myself credit there.
So back to my Nashville trip...I did a little shopping while I was there. Got a few clothes that actually fit. And found myself another hat... This picture doesn't do it justice, but I thought I would include it anyway.
And after my beating I left with a smile on my face and a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart. Can you imagine what people would pay if we could just bottle that feeling up? Endorphins rule.