Friday, July 4, 2008

A Mental Exercise

Thursday, July 3, 2008
6w to pics (GRRRRR!)
Off to the movies...
Slept 9 hours.

Just wanted to give you a picture of what it's like to LOVE life... This is my nephew. Isn't he adorable?! I can't help but chuckle when I see this picture, so I wanted to share it with y'all. That's home-grown corn BTW.

We went to see THREE movies today to get a little "us" time away from the temptation of computers, phones, etc. We had a wonderful time. I thought I'd make a couple of recommendations based on today's venture.  Hancock is pretty good. Wil Smith is an amazing physical specimen. Charlize Theron is about the same as usual. Overall, it's not an absolute must-see for the theater but definitely one to catch at some point. Ditto Wanted, and for the record, Angelina Jolie is running a little cachectic right now. BUT WALL-E is definitely up to Pixar standards. I couldn't imagine what kind of comment on the social situation they could pull off with a little robot, but they did it, beautifully. The comment made is right up all our alleys. Take a couple hours and go enjoy yourself.

Now, to comment on my mental exercise for  the next few days... David saw my blog on "Fiending" and dropped me an e-mail with a couple of interesting things (as always). First, he mentioned that he felt like I was subconsciously self-sabotaging, like subconsciously I don't believe I deserve to reach this particular goal. This thought has occurred to me in the past, but I have never been able to figure out why I would feel such a way. I will again place some energy in this area and give a more focused attempt at figuring this one out. He also presented an exercise to help me get past this subconscious block. He wants me to stand in front of a mirror and ask myself 2 questions aloud. 1. Why do I have the body I want? 2. Why am I strong, lean, and beautiful? My immediate impulse was that he had make a couple of  typos. Surely he meant "Why do I NOT have the body I want?" and "Why am I NOT strong, lean and beautiful?" Certainly only the "strong" part of that currently applies. Then the dim little light bulb went on and I understood.  I am supposed to believe. And I felt like I had been punched in the gut.  This exercise is painful to me on a visceral level. I find it almost impossible to look myself in my reflected eye and ask these questions, which, I suppose, is exactly why I need to do it. So I will.

TODAY'S WORKOUT:  After the movies, 0330
Workout A-
16kg x 5 rounds
Row 30 sec R
Row 30 sec L
Rest 30 sec
Pushup 30 sec
Plank 3-0 sec
Rest 30 sec
Reverse lunge r 30 sec
Reverse lunge L 30 sec
REst 30sec

Then... 12 sets of double 12kg snatches--started at the top of the minute.


  1. Hi Jen:

    Here' High Five

  2. 12 sets of double snatches? Sweet!