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A gift of homemade food is the best!!!

Typing in boxing gloves is hard. Please ignore typos.

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Tuesday's workout edition

 

Where I learn to pull from the floor again, since it's been nothing but rack pulls for a while...

 

Deadlifts

 

3 @ 125

3 @ 145

5 @ 160 

 

Leg press

 

2x20 @ 70

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Zb2TFdFAU

 

It's interesting to see progress with this. I haven't been pulling off of the floor in the mornings for quite some time because of spondy (and my pt's warning to be careful).

 

I saw today's lifting session as a calculated but necessary risk. It was worth it. My new back posture makes me feel invincible! 

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Yea, all the OHP

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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In other news, I didn't go to burger king. 

 

Instead, I reminded myself that while going out means I don't have to cook, it's sort of like playing roulette with my stomach.

 

Those damn veggie oils! Oh, and glutens. And fake meat. Take your pick...

 

I made eggs w/ some butter instead, and ate some pickled asparagus. :)

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Yea!!! That's a win!

I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Went to the gym. Got a progress photo taken. ACTUALLY SEE PROGRESS!!!! 

 

The one on the left was taken in early November, the one on the right, today. 

 

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I actually didn't do a workout "per se". Woke up feeling like I got hit by a truck. So I did my "bonus" accessory workout today. 

 

Pulled the sled, then did a bunch of mobility work for my calves / achilles, then my upper back / lats, and then hit my forearms and triceps. Now I feel great. :)

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There’s this moment where everything changes.

 

I flip off my procrastination. I tell it we can have 10 more minutes, then we’re going to the gym.

 

Building new habits is never easy. There’s moments where you scoot through smooth as butter, but then the slog hits.

 

Cravings for the old way represent themselves as “safe†options, but hide the destruction they’ve done in past moments.

 

The gym is never this way. It instead presents itself as this amazing alternative to sitting on the couch. But the gym presents it’s own problems. There’s too many things to do! Move! Stretch! Mobilize! Do all of this or suffer in your old age!

 

There’s so many options that a death grip is needed on my brain just to keep track of all the options. What shall we do? How shall we bash down this body? How shall we repay ourselves for these dietary choices over the past weeks, months, and years?

 

But then my mind retreats. There’s this focus as I pull out my training plan. I remember my coach programming extra things. I reach for the “shows up needs to do something†day.

 

I walk into the gym. I fistbump with my coach. I talk shit with coach about programming, crazy events, and then talk eventually goes to steroids.

 

I proclaim that there’s never any way I’d do it...even though I’m jealous of their results. I’d love that...but then I realize that I’m happy with getting results au naturel. Steroids are easy. Procrastination thinks this is a great option, but I flip it off again and do my work.

 

On the way home, an icy fire burns. It’s my heart, proclaiming that hard work is worth it. It stays with me, reminding me that everything is worth doing right. That my determination conquers all.

 

 

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Tuesday's workout edition

 

Where I learn to pull from the floor again, since it's been nothing but rack pulls for a while...

 

Deadlifts

 

3 @ 125

3 @ 145

5 @ 160 

 

Leg press

 

2x20 @ 70

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Zb2TFdFAU

 

It's interesting to see progress with this. I haven't been pulling off of the floor in the mornings for quite some time because of spondy (and my pt's warning to be careful).

 

I saw today's lifting session as a calculated but necessary risk. It was worth it. My new back posture makes me feel invincible! 

 

That deadlift looks waaaay to easy for you.

 

 

Yay progress picturess!!!!

Yay food porn! (Im not on instagram too much)

 

 

I'm loving the icey fire. Hard work IS worth it. :)

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That deadlift looks waaaay to easy for you.

 

 

Yay progress picturess!!!!

Yay food porn! (Im not on instagram too much)

 

 

I'm loving the icey fire. Hard work IS worth it. :)

 

Thank you! 

 

Yeah, that was a warmup set to verify that I do, in fact, know how to deadlift. ;) After several months of just doing rack pulls, deadlifts feel very very weird. It's nice to pull off the floor. 

 

I'm starting to love the way my mind works. Hopefully there'll be more icy fire stories in the future. :)

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WHOO HOO!!!!!

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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