"The night knows nothing of the chants of night. It is what it is as I am what I am: And in perceiving this I best perceive myself" Okay - I start off with that line from "Re-Instatement Of Romance" by Wallace Stevens because it speaks to one of most prized trophies that I've acquired so … Continue reading Looking Ahead To 29
Are you a real powerlifter? Can you do this? I had to ask my self that pretty recently. But as in a "serious, no-really, are you?" way. After I asked myself that, a series of relevant questions flooded me. "Are you ready for this?" "Can you step up?" "Are you competitive enough?" "People are stronger than … Continue reading Your first powerlifting meet + check list!
The title says it all really. I have a desk job. Sure I work FOR a fitness facility, but I do most of my work from a desk. I've had to adjust my nutrition around that, since my daily calorie expenditure is fucking zero. I wanted to journal a huge goal of mine now that … Continue reading Desk Jobs & Powerlifting – Week 1
I've made several improvements to my current accountability regiment. Now I have the following routine: I bought a scale, so every morning when I get up with my guy, I weigh myself, naked, before any food/drink. I record the weight and macro breakdown for the day. I plan EVERY meal in myfitnesspal.com I have a … Continue reading Accountability
This week starts the new strength program, and yeah it started on Heavy Deadlifts. My schedule for each week is as follows.. Sunday - Deadlifts Monday - Trail Run Tuesday - Off Wednesday - Weaknesses/Assistance Work Thursday- Sprints/Outdoor Work Friday - Squats Saturday - Benching + Cardio We spent Labor Day weekend in NH shooting … Continue reading Week 1 / 365 Strength
I can't remember July but it was filled with lots of running and hiking. August was filled with more hiking, NH weekends and races. My guy and I did the Spartan Race in Amesbury on the 9th, then on August 24 we did our first Tough Mudder. We also spent the weekend drinking, shooting our … Continue reading Mud, Guns, Hiking & Deadlifts
Ever since I've moved back in with my mother and brother, I've noticed I've been much happier. I don't have nightmares anymore about zombies, the apocalypse, or the end of the world. In fact, I don't remember my dreams much. To some that might seem bad, but to me, its a breath of fresh air. … Continue reading Life: It’s not on Facebook
Lately, I've just pushed everyone and everything out of my head. I see on facebook all this bullshit about losing weight. It drives me up a wall. It makes me skin crawl. It annoys me to no end. So, I'm going to break my thoughts down because honestly, people are SO WRAPPED UP in easy … Continue reading Why HerbaLife Is Laughing All The Whey
I keep writing shit down and then not posting, why? Because I'm easily distracted. I'll try to keep on track this time. I'm a bitch. June has been good. I turned 24, although I still catch myself saying I'm 23. Actually a few months ago I drunkenly claimed I was 18. Clearly, it was the … Continue reading Cake
It's that I keep fucking typing shit, then getting distracted, then changing my mind, then not posting. But I'm working on a good post for tomorrow - don't get your hopes it though, it's probably just rambling. Heres some eye candy for the ladies so I can stop getting harassed for a day:
Last night, after a lifting session, Corey and I were sitting on the couch, slowly eating dinner and trying not to fall asleep at 8:30pm. I just got out of the shower, and he was trying to motivate himself to get up and do the same. Why so sleepy? Work. And I don't just mean … Continue reading 30 Days To Summer? WRONG!
Hi. Hello. How are ya? Moving was fun, come with me as we take a tour: I had my leg/shoulder Monday, after a very long weekend of moving, football, and endless amounts of boxes to organize. I moved our apartment in two days, because I'm a badass. 😉 I took four days off from the … Continue reading Whoa, Whoa, Tim Did What?!
Yesterday I did 170# Squat for 5 reps was kick ass. Throwing up 45# DBs on my shoulders for some presses, also felt amazing. The 135# SLDLs felt pretty cool. My IT Band feeling tight and sore like I got kicked in the knee by a horse? Nope, not kick ass, NOT amazing and really … Continue reading This Is Why I Rock
I have a lot left to do. But I’m getting stronger. I’m getting leaner. I’m getting faster. I’m getting better. I've got my head down and I’m ready to go.
There really isn't a reason for me to update - but I know for I need to in order to keep myself accountable. Since my last update, a few things have happened. - Finally got our apartment, things have been crazy organizing the move! (shopping, organizing, packing) - I took a "rest" week, which really … Continue reading You’re Not The Last And You Ain’t The F***kin First
I’m really not in the mood to write, so instead I’ll just upload some kick ass photos. But first, just a run down to keep my accountable for the week: Monday – starting using 40s for single arm rows. Working up to 45s. I learned jumping lunges hurt, a lot. Tuesday – Recovery day since … Continue reading Screw Calm And Get Dirty!
I have nothing important to write about, which is weird. I have stopped doing the daily run downs of my workouts because I have too much shit to do anyways and mostly because I’m lazy. However, I’m still kicking ass, which is a good reason to be lazy about posting. Today, I am tired. It’s … Continue reading It’s A Double Day
Life has been so busy lately, but I’m glad I get to gather my thoughts in one place now. Since the last time I posted, we've had a blizzard, a moving fiasco, tons of training, prep, a cold, and a heavy work load. Training wise, I've never been in a better place. All I need now is for the … Continue reading I’ll Claw My Way Out Of Any Situation
Lately I've been noticing. And it’s so weird to notice it. It’s little stuff, nothing major, but the little stuff eventually adds up and it makes me so excited. Some of the changes I’ve noticed: My shoulders are becoming more defined. My quads are popping out and I can see significant fat loss in my thighs, but … Continue reading The Biggest Changes
Last night was a nice surprise. Instead of doing my typical chest/tri workout with Michelle (Sorry!!), Corey’s friend who works at a nearby gym wanted us to stop by and try out a couple of classes. At first, I was skeptical. I don’t like classes too much because sometimes they can be long and drawn … Continue reading SLS Fitness – Fun & Tough
Ass wasn’t kicked, but my poor lats were! I got there and start lifting solo. But fear not, the guys showed up and it gave me an extra boost to go a little heavier than normal. I didn't have music, but despite that I did pretty well. I’ll write this one out because I was … Continue reading BACK DAY
Alright, it’s Tuesday. I was going to hold off until tomorrow to rant shit off my list, but fuck it, right? Sunday has left my legs almost useless. At least I can hobble for a good distance before feeling some relief. Okay, I’m a fuckin baby. Here is this week’s shit show: Monday – OFF … Continue reading Here is this week’s shit show:
This weekend was a true testament to how much stronger I’m getting, physically and mentally. Friday was a good lifting session for shoulders and abs with the girls and Corey. But Saturday was probably one of the best chest days I’ve had in so long. Our pipes frozen in our laundry room, so we weren’t … Continue reading There will always be the 4am mornings…
I don’t feel like blogging my workouts. Simply because they are exhausting to think about as they are to actually do them. So to cut through the bullshit, here how my week has been so far: Sunday – OFF Monday – Deadlifting/Legs Tuesday – AM Sprints + Incline Sprints W/20# WallBall, PM Back/Biceps Wednesday – … Continue reading “Fuck This!” Friday
My gym recently got prowlers and I've been really loving them. For those who don't know, I don't go to a power lifting gym or a special awesome gym that costs me $150 per month. I gotta keep shit real. So I go to Best Fitness, which is more or less a "globo" gym. They aren't … Continue reading Prowl’n