Squats @ 4am for Cube Method.
5x2 @ 80%
Yes, I see my knees coming in + the struggle alllll over, and I’m working on my strength accordingly. These felt pretty good though. This was my last set, & I was dang proud of not resorting to using the belt at all.
Being patient with these muscles of mine.
❓❓Most frequent question I get at the gym?: “Why do you wear so many clothes when you workout?”❓❓ — Valid question, seeing as I’m usually covered head-to-toe 👓👕👖👟with absolutely minimal skin showing.
👉Granted, my gym is much more conservative than your typical Gold’s.. and there isn’t really a plethora of twenty (or even thirty) something gym-goers *[It’s more likely that you’ll see a congregation of 65yr+ men 👴☕sipping coffee and walking the track in their street clothes than a group of meathead punks flexing in the mirrors and admiring their new veins💪]*. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my gym. I fit in. I accept that I’m a 23-year-old grandma, ☝and I like it that way.
And so, along with the population comes a crowd of relatively tasteful gym attire (which I’m thankful for), as it should be. So why do I wear so many clothes to the gym? I have 2 main reasons: 1. I sweat, and I like it. Wearing a sweatshirt has two benefits - It makes me sweat more😅, and it semi hides my abnormal sweatiness (that I’m sure everyone finds oh so sexy). 2. 😑I never have and never will understand the girls that wear a sports bra and spandex shorts to the gym. Though I’m sure it is much appreciated by the grossly perverted dudes watching them workout, it is 100% a cry for attention.
✨For those of you that are probably up in arms over my opinion✨ - If you could see my face right now, you’d see how much I don’t care👌.
I know how hard you work to make your body look good, and I know how bad you want to show it off.. But let’s just not. Go to the gym to lift, to run, to work off stress, to improve yourself, to TRAIN. Senior citizens at my gym aside, it isn’t social hour.. NOR is it mating 💏hour. I’m not saying you need to wear 14 layers like I do (I know I’m weird), but let’s just have a little class people. Otherwise, get your cardio in on your walk to the strip club.. you’ll have just as many wide-eyed 👀spectators there.
"When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes, and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself."
#Benchpress day on #thecube.😩 I suck so bad at bench, and I have to say this isn’t my *favorite* day of ze week.. But whateva.
On to more important things, like: #saintlouisarch or flat back? Pre-#powerlifting (ah, the #bodybuilding days) I would’ve said flat all the way. Though you totally can’t tell (due to my baggy shirt), that ain’t how I roll anymore. 〰#benddatbackbaby〰
Dat #paleo grubbbbb.
#chestday: Speed #bench for #cubemethod. Hit floor press @75%, and then a crap ton of other stuff.
Thought about doing HIIT on the elliptical, but decided to attempt #doubleunders. In this video, you get to witness my very first double under of my life.
Obviously I suck at jumping in place. I don’t wanna talk about it🙈 - I did, however, eventually link 3 together. BOOM.
After 6 months of 📬letter-writing, 📦care-package-sending, 📧emailing, 📞phone-call-attempting, and often times 💻barely-visible-skyping while he was in Afghanistan (..and then 5 long months of zero communication), I got to see Brandon for this first time today - CLEARLY visible, audible, and goofy as ever. It felt like finally meeting each other after 11 months. 💫Adopt-a-US-Soldier💫 is such an amazing organization, and I couldn’t be more thankful to them for connecting me with this goofball!🇺🇸
Reverse band squats in the lineup today. Killed every set. Legs. Are. Jello.
#blueridgeparkway drive + it takes 2 #quote = 👌 #ifyousayhappyenoughitsoundsweird
In case you can’t find me in the #gym today, I’ll be the rainbow doing #deadlifts🌈💪😎
Cinnamon-honey-vanilla-walnut-upside-down protein pancakes.
Maybe not the prettiest pancakes I’ve made… but they are without a doubt the BEST tasting pancakes I’ve created. All I used was:
•Vanilla whey protein powder
•TBSP of honey
•Dash of cinnamon
Adjust ingredients to your macros. Eaaaaasy peasy.