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Progress on my four main lifts!! You can tell that I concentrated heavily on lower body exercises during the summer. Still happy to see progress! :)
Writing myself out a chart for 5/3/1 woohoo starting it today! :) I just tweaked the assistance work to the equipment that I have a valuable to me and now I’m all good to go!
I’m in desperate need of new workout music but I won’t have enough time to find & download music and then train before work :(
I like to dance like this in between sets.
But in the meantime, what are some of your fave tunes to squat to?
The school show is less than two weeks (Feb 8th and 9th! I’m so excited!). It’s crunch time. Along with the stress of getting everything done and making it look good (Hairspray is a lot of work - it’s probably the biggest show I’ve ever been in), there’s also the emotional realization that this is the last show that I will ever do with these people that I have come to love and have been doing shows with since I was 12. I’m going to be a wreck after the last show because it will finally hit me that it’s all over. I know that I’ll be moving on to bigger and better things in my future, but I can’t express how grateful I am for the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had. I can already picture the curtain closing and me and my three friends in a huddle hysterically crying. As a freshman, you stand there like what the hell is wrong with these people? and then by the time you’re a senior you’ve become them.
I’m also sick and need my rest blah.
My grandma is coming from Florida to see the show. I’m a little nervous because there is currently this huge rift between my grandma and my mom and I don’t want anyone to fight. I want my grandma to see the show but I don’t want my mom to get upset either. Sigh. She’s taking my sister and I out to brunch on that Sunday and then going back to Florida to continue e-mailing me as our only form of communication.
Now that all of that ~emotional~ crap is out the way, here’s the deal. Besides consistently lifting, the “fitness” aspect of my life has turned to dust in the wake of hectic rehearsals. I don’t care about all of you people who preach “It’s not that hard, you can still eat clean in any situation!” Sure you can but it would be an extra headache on top of all of the stress I’ve already been under and I’d rather expend my energy making the show the best that I can. So my eating hasn’t been that great, but it’s whatevs. At least all the extra cals have gone to my boobs. And I look kinda muscley. But once the show is over the only other activities I have is work, which I’ll be working 2-3, 3-4 hr shifts per week. So I’ll slowly transition into being more active and as the weather warms up I’ll become less sedentary.
BUT I don’t want to hold myself to the standards of “Okay now the show is over I have to go back to being perfectly healthy the day after.” I’m going to lay the groundwork for my goals this way I can ease myself back into being all fitblr and cool.
Week 1: Stop eating so much crap. Buy more healthy/”clean” foods. Eat breakfast in the morning, snack at school, and then a majority of my food when I get home at 240 until like bedtime. If this gets annoying I’ll switch to IF because I find that I don’t get hungry until later and I would be able to sleep later because I wouldn’t have to cook oatmeal. Go back to lifting. Add in mobility work.
Week 2: Keep at it.
Week 3: Start doing yoga/meditating. I want to join a class, because I am a very inefficient yogini when left to my own forces. If I join a class, it would probably reinforce my home practices. Convince my mom to join with me because it would be good for her too.
Week 4: Same
Week 5: Add in some interval training in the form of sprints or bike riding sprints etc. The weather will be getting warmer again so I will probably drag my friend to the park with me (Melissa if you read this, be prepared. I will crush your cardiovascular system. And you will like it.) Steady state cardio bores me so I’m going to try all sorts of fun things.
Okay that’s about as far as I have “planned.” It’s more like a loose guideline that I may or may not follow. Just so I don’t have to jump back into everything (basically) cold turkey.
And in a non-fitness related note I need to start doing work for my independent study AP Calc BC class. Whoops.
I’m actually really excited for the summer months. I want to do all sorts of fun physical activities, whether it’s going for a hike (Fern’s post kinda made me want to go on one), or just something in the great outdoors. My dad bought kayaks a few years ago and I always hated them because I had this fear that I would get run over by a boat, but this summer we could turn it into a fun family activity/exercise that my dad always intended it to be.
Okay that is my life and this text post is longer than I intended bye peeps.
Ever since I told my friend Brian that I lift he’s spent his time telling me that I am going to get big and bulky and I should run instead.
So I’ve dedicated my time to sending him pictures of hot babes that lift.
But no matter what he won’t listen to the valid points that I am making. He was all “You don’t need to do that to yourself to like to way you look.” But I already like the way I look and I do it because I love it, even though I guess he was trying to compliment me? He just pretends not to hear me when I say things that make sense, which confuses me because I have no idea why he’s so opposed. There’s no reason to be so narrow minded on the matter.
KISS MY SQUATTING ASS
I meant to squat 110 lbs and then used 10 lb plates instead of the 5 lbs plates…squatted 125 lbs instead.
Which explained why at first I thought “Why the fuck is this so heavy?!”
Because it was.
Today I ran the pacer test in gym. A month ago, prior to lifting, I got 33 laps. Today, I got 40 and I’ve done at most 2 cardio sessions in the time between. I also didn’t feel as winded this time compared to last. I just abhor being sweaty and being in school at the same time. Lifting, you are awesome. Thank you.
I don’t have any calluses yet. I don’t use gloves. I thought that maybe at this point I would. I’m actually uneducated on the topic of calluses besides the fact that you I used to get them when I played on the monkey bars in elementary school. Is it because I keep my hands moisturizer or I simply don’t lift enough to develop them yet?
Going back to intuitively eating/eating whatever I want has helped me immensely. I had an awesome lifting session the other night and I feel full of energy all the time. I definitely function better on carb based diets. What ended up making me put on a teensy bit of weight in the first place was going on vacation and eating tons and then not eating so great when I got home plus falling out of an exercise pattern for a bit when it took forever to ship me my squat rack (just remembering how long it took pains my soul). I got into the habit of treating myself so much in moderation that it wasn’t really moderate anymore. No worries, because I feel like everything is back on track. I like eating what I want, which is mostly healthy things, and just making sure I don’t overdo it on the sugar or carbs. It’s what works best for me.
This weeks crazy rehearsal schedule has left me unable to lift as often as I’d like to. But Hairspray is my favorite show I’ve ever done and I’m honestly having such a fun time.
I told my friend about me lifting and he told me I could get too bulky so now I’m going to send him pics of sexy fitness models and prove otherwise.
What do you do to warm up? The ~guide~ was a bit vague….
He gets so excited about lifting now and incorportaes it into everyday converstion as often as possible. He also printed out the entire Stronglift guide at work (all 200+ pages) for some light reading. I guess I know where I get my enthusiasm from.
Oh and he also got me the door pull up bar for Christmas so hopefully maybe I can do a pull up one day!