My life, in general, is pretty much Groundhog Day. I find things I like, I beat them to death and then I get sick of them and move on to the next greatest thing. Which makes much of my day look exactly the same from one week to the next. Take exercises, for instance. Anyone remember the pistol Sots press that I was working a few times a week? Now, the pistol Sots is hardly an essential exercise. It's pretty much as niche-y as an exercise can get. But I found it, I loved it, and I'm beating it to death. So much so that I'm still practicing it a few times a week without writing it down here, for fear of getting yelled at by my Trainer. Because before it was the pistol Sots, it was double-unders. And before that, it was kettlebell windmills. And before that, it was plank position.
So if you fill in any of the above niche-y skillwork exercises with "X" in the next few sentences, you'll see what my poor Trainer is dealing with. See, nobody needs to do as much "X" as I'm doing right now. And "X" serves little purpose in my overall training goals. But I love "X", and "X" makes me happy, so I'm working "X" to death... until I tire of it and move on to "Y". At which point, "Y" will become the new "X".
Food is another area of my life set to constant repeat. I tend to eat the same things every day. One day, it's turkey and a banana with Sunbutter. The next, it's hard boiled eggs and a banana with Sunbutter. The next, it's turkey. And a banana. With Sunbutter. I don't require variety, which is why it's so easy for me to stick to a diet. But I also "find" meals that I fall in love with, eat every single day for weeks on end, and then get so sick of it that I cannot eat it again for a year. Currently (on top of the Sunbutter), I'm "on" 4 oz. of chopped grilled chicken, in a bowl with cubed granny smith apple, a handful of diced walnuts and some feta. I've eaten it every day for two weeks now. Every. Single. Day.
Maybe I'm just a creature of routine. Maybe with how busy my life is, it's just easier to know that several areas of my life aren't going to change from day to day. Maybe I'm SUCH an Instant Gratification girl that when I find something I like, I can't "save" it for later and stretch out the enjoyment. Whatever the reason, it's a safe bet that tomorrow, I'm going to (a) work my pistol Sots, (b) listen to Four Minutes and (c) eat chicken/apple/walnut/feta. Although I may sub out the apple for cranberry. Look at me, branching out.
- Jump rope, 5:34 (the length of Rihanna's "Live Your Life")
- Squat warm-up, stripper stretch
- 3x5 HBBS @ 115#
- +5# from last workout
This 3x5 program says I should do TWO strength exercises on a 3x5 day, but I'm still taking it easy post-mono, so I'll only be working one exercise at a time for the next week or two.
Cash out - suitcase deadlifts
- 5L/5R @ 45#
- 5L/5R @ 65#
- 5L/5R @ 65#
- 5L/5R @ 65#
- Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson (make fun if you must, but this one works for me)
- Nothing But a G Thang, Snoop and Dre (I can literally rhyme along to every single word)
- Give the Po' Man a Break, Fatboy Slim (perfect for DLs, it just makes me want to stand the f*** UP)