Hi! It’s been a while, huh. I haven’t stopped working out or anything, I just stopped obsessing. I was ripping along with my 5×5 until I hit 85lbs on my squat which is my wall. It is amazing the different 5lbs can make. Its the difference between eking it out and being all, “OMG NO.” I did one 5×5 workout at 85lbs in which the last two sets were actually x4 and also? Everything hurt. (The “low bar” position takes some getting used to and still kills my shoulders.) I was exhausted. It was one of those days.
Two days later, I caught another cold. Boo. So I just gave in and took a full week off. I hit the weights again last week and deloaded a bit on the squat and felt a lot better. I’ve been doing 70lbs and feeling good about it. This week I’ll go to 75lb and see how it goes. I have to remind myself that it’s just a number and, whatever, my ass is starting to look pretty fantastic.
ANYWAY, that is boring. In other news, I’ve completely given up on eating a healthful balanced diet, but just for the next week or so. I just don’t have the energy to police everything that goes in my mouth at a time when there are eleven million cookies staring me in the face. Sure, my clothes will get tight and I’ll probaby gain a few pounds, but eh, it’s winter. I’ll be back on the wagon in January so that should be fun to write about.
Finally, I want to share with you guys a funny conversation I had last Saturday with my spinning instructor. I was bench pressing and he walked by and jokingly said,
“You should throw a few more plates on that bar!”
“Oh, I’m working on it. Soon.”
“I was just kidding, you don’t want to bulk up.”
“Actually, I would love to bulk up. I’m trying to build muscle.”
“WHAT? You don’t want to look like one of those crazy bodybuilders.”
“Seriously? Do you know how hard it is for most women to gain muscle? I couldn’t look like that even if I wanted to.”
“So why are you doing this? You should be careful that you don’t hurt yourself.”
And then my head exploded.