I’m not sure where time is going but I do know that Christmas is in 27 days whether I like it or not. I can’t believe Thanksgiving has been here and gone. It feels like the kids just went back to school and they’re already about 1/3 of the way through the school year. The day after Thanksgiving is typically the day I like to get all the Christmas decorations put up. Here’s what our Diesel thought about all that business:
Before I get into my latest workout I have to mention something about peanut butter. You may remember my adventure into the paleo world by doing a paleo challenge with my husband during the month of October? And you may also remember that I could not eat peanut butter at all during that challenge. This was scary at first because I used to eat anywhere from 2 to 4 tablespoons of it every single day. Crazy, huh?! Well, that’s over with now but I’ve learned something: I don’t care for peanut butter these days.
After not eating it for over a month, I was a little excited to finally have it again only to realize that it tastes like a sugar ball of stick and ick. I have had a total of TWO peanut butter and jelly sandwiches since October 30th and neither of them tasted especially good. Not like I remember AT ALL. Isn’t that insane? Needless to say we’ve been saving a lot of money just because we aren’t buying peanut butter every week.
See? A lot can happen in 30 days. There is a cure for peanut butter addictions! Paleo.
Like I said in my last post, workouts have been very sporadic over the past few weeks. It just feels like all of my motivation was stolen by ghosts and goblins on Halloween. It’s been rough ever since and I’m having a tough time recovering. I am still rolling along with the 5 x 5 workout and liking it a lot. I don’t have a workout scheduled for today but I did the “Day 2 Workout” (or Wednesday’s workout) from the 5 x 5 schedule yesterday and it went better than expected!
- Front Squats: 35# (I just used a bar to get acclimated to lifting with weight in the front; will be increasing weight next time)
- Military Press: 35#
- Deadlifts: 105#!
- Pull-Ups: 5 x 5 (assisted)
- ABS – Weighted Crunches: 10#
- BICEPS – Hammer Curls (Body Beast-style): 8# DBs
*Both exercises performed for 3 sets of 8 reps.
I can’t believe I was able to do 105# deadlifts! My personal best is 125# I think and that was a looooong time ago. And in case you missed it, I also did 90# squats last week! It just goes to show that all is not lost when you hit a rough patch and miss a lot of workouts. All will be lost if you don’t start again though.
My next workout is tomorrow so I’ll be sure to post that workout too. I’m gonna try to increase the weight for everything (especially squats!) The first time I did this workout I couldn’t walk right for a couple days afterwards. I like it that way.