Went back to work last night...well, this whole time I have been sick, I haven't missed the pay me to sit at a desk work....but I did try to workout last night. I decided that I wanted to at least move a little, so I went to the gym to just do the warm up. I seem to have gotten the hit form BJ that this sort of thing is ok. I just let him know when I walked in that I didn't think I'd do the workout and since he didn't give me an evil eye or a sneer I figured this was cool. I opted for rowing instead of running for the warm up...he said...yeah...I don't want to see you lose a lung on the floor or anything...so I guessed right about him...YIPPIE.
Dammit...even after a week, it was so hard to get moving. When I was done, BJ and I had a short little conversation that the strength work would probably not kill me, so I stayed.
7 X 1 front squats
DB Snatch 4 attempts to a one rep max...only counts if you can complete the snatch with both hands.
So, I warm up with the bar... then I get to lift with Kelly and Faith!
I start light, cause I don't really know how I am gonna feel. 65. fine. 95. fine. 125. fine. 145. fine.
Then I pop to 175. It felt...clean..simple. Now 195 is my one rep max on a front squat... BJ had been watching us and he said..that looked easy. So I figure...200 has been my sticking point so I slap on 25. I drop easily enough...the weight doesn't even really feel all that heavy...but I dump it forward. I try again...I don't get it up again. I am guessing it is one of two things. I might be rounding my back a bit, dropping too far against my heals and losing the power at the bottom. I noticed that when I go light, that I think I am relying on a bounce against my heals to pop me back up...well, when I get heavy I can't cheat with that pop. The second thing it could be? MY HEAD. I think if I let someone else load the bar and tell me it is 185 when they have loaded 225...I bet I would get it up without thinking.
hmmm, how to defeat that voice myself is the question of the day.
Then I moved to the DB snatches. Now, I have done kettle bell snatches, but it is a little different with a dumb bell. I start at 30, then 40, then 50, then 60. Again, BJ looks at me and says, that was easy wasn't it.
Sigh...I underestimated myself again. I still think 60 was pretty good, especially since the form was nice and clean~and fast.
Then....I was done....I hit a wall. I am glad I got to move yesterday.... This morning, I see this little gem all over facebook...I like it. you might too.
I am also thinking about jump starting my eating by doing the Whole 30 program. I have to say, I am not eating what I know is best for me. I am making lazy choices and it is beginning to hurt. I also kinda like the attitude they have about it. "This isn't hard...quitting heroin is hard."
I may start Friday...anyone else do this before? or wanna join me?