Friday, December 26, 2008

Full Body

Fear of soreness due to infrequent training drove this one more than anything:

Warm up with 12k Kettlebell
Deadlifts - 8 x 60k, 183lbs, 183lbs, 183lbs
Front Squats - 8 x BW, 20k, 65lbs; 5 x 40k, 40k, 40k
Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press - 5/5 x 16k, 16k, 16k
Set of 5/5 deadlifts with 25lb block weight
Reps on grippers - Trainer, #1, #1

I need to step up my mobility and stability work, regardless of overall training frequency. I can feel my torso wanting to rotate during deadlifts and front squats, which is a clear indicator my hip imbalance is returning. Presses were down, due to not pressing. Grip work is doing just fine.

Over the course of this week, I have made significant progress on the nutritional front. Last Sunday I made the decision to cease eating out during lunch at work, as well as to take a two week break from eating out all together. So far I am 5 days in and feeling pretty good about it.  Being on vacation helps, but even when working, going out to eat is a huge time and money sink.

Part of what motivates this change is my yearly budget review. If I really tighten my finances down, I have the ability to pay my mortgage off in 5-7 years, which at 32-34 would have me with minimal living expenses. The world of freedom that opens is enticing, and I'm going to use that to create the intrinsic motivation needed to rebalance my lifestyle.

I shipped off a bunch of equipment to guys on the Gripboard today. I derive satisfaction from getting the things I am not using out of my home. I also like to think a deal on a new piece of equipment makes someone else happy. The effort I'd originally planned to finish going through my home gym has not happened over vacation. I have no reason to rush it, but I will be happy once everything is pared down to the essentials.