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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the shower coffee episode

I have always struggled with going to bed at a decent time but I had gotten myself on a routine of lights out around 10:30 or 11:00 pm when I was working my "normal" job.  That has completely gone out the window now as I've realized that I don't have to get up at a certain time every morning.  The challenge for the upcoming weeks is to get myself back on a routine and to have some normalcy in the mornings to do paperwork.  \

This morning, for instance, I needed to get up and get moving to the gym because I had a very busy day planned.  I hadn't obeyed the 10:30/11:00 pm rule the night before and I was reaaaaaallly looking/feeling rough this morning at 7.  I went to the gym and ran home to get in the shower. of hands....(seriously, do it) many of you have ever had a "shower beer?"  You know, the beer you have when you're getting ready because you don't want to waste that precious time that you could be pre-gaming?  This morning I had a "shower coffee."  You know...the coffee you have when you're getting ready because if you don't have caffeine you might fall asleep standing up?  I have stooped to a new lows.  :)

The gym was rough this morning.  My body was tired and lethargic.  I'd like to forget that today ever happened, except the fact that I went. 

Here's the workout:
Snatch:  5 x 2 @ 85% of 1RM

  • I warmed up sufficiently and had zero pain.  Yay!
  • I did my sets at 37 lbs.  I * really * wanted to go to 42, but I also didn't want to chance re-injuring myself.  After last week's mental breakdown I needed to work on my confidence, too.  
  • Here's a video from a different angle this time:  

Front Squat:  4 x 3 @ 80% of FS1RM
  • I did my first set at 60 lbs and then moved to 70 for the final 3.  
  • It was apparent that I was soooo tired during this.  I was sluggish.
  • The bright spot is that last week when I was doing these I stopped between each rep and today I would knock out all 3, even if they weren't the prettiest.  Progress, at least.
RDL's:  4 x 5 @ 80% of CJ1RM
  • 1 set @ 75 lbs
  • 4 sets @ 70 lbs

Okay...and let's move on to the exciting outfit! ;)
Black tissue tee from The Limited, Black blazer from NY&C, dark jeans from Express, Tory Burch flats (Thanks, mom!) and a turquoise statement necklace that I think came from Tar-jay a couple summers ago.

1 comment:

  1. I finally went back to Oly last was hard. I am going to be REALLY sorry in about 3 more hours! -k2