Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Refridgerator mysteries

Our fridge is probably as old as I am. That's middle-aged for a person, and very damn old for an appliance! The man and I have been discussing replacing it recently, its not too easy as the new one will have to fit into an oddly-sized corner of the kitchen. Anyway, it is 'normal' for it to make loud groaning noises, but now, since we have been planning to get rid of it, all of a sudden it is working much better than ever before. At one time I bought bags of ice to stick in there to keep things cold, stopped when we were going through the deep freeze this winter and didn't bother to start up again- but the fridge is now making the food much colder than ever before. I bit into a strawberry an hour ago and got the tooth-freeze pain. Very strange.

This month has been a bust for working out. My woman-time came and almost killed me from extreme blood-loss. You can't just hop back in the gym after that stops, one must wait a few days to get the volume of it up to normal in the body first. I'll go in and see how squats go tonight.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Just squats

Monday began as a total stressfest, so instead of my happily planned day off I dealt with various bullcrap and had to put off the gym until late in the afternoon. Usual warm-up, 6 minutes Arc Trainer, squats 1 x 10 x air, 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 5 x 95, 1 x 3 x 115, 1 x 3 x 125, 1 x 3 x 135, 3 x 3 x 140, the last one in each of the last two sets were wobbly, knees caving in a bit, some good-morning, 1 x 2 x 135 (my log here says, "WHAT?" "do over", 1 x 3 x 135, 2 x 5 x 115, nice and easy. Did yoga to stretch including a surprisingly easy backbend, this was the first time I can recall being relaxed in a backebnd position. I could have stayed there all day!

There was not enough food in the house but I didn't feel like going to the store, had a chicken thigh abd salad, 2 glasses of milk for dinner which is probably why I'm up at 11:30, stomach growling. Making coffee, mix in 2 scoops of protein shake and half and half. Grow muscles, grow!