Friday, June 21, 2013
I haven't been online much lately. We lost a computer over the spring so now schools out I kind of have to kick someone off when I want to get on. I should be kicking the kids off anyway, they don't need to be on all day.
So something distressing that's happened a couple of times now is the pulley cable on my weight stack coming undone after a set. It hangs on while I'm lifting but then I end the set and my bar comes whistling down. It's made me hesitant which is not a good way to lift challenging weights. I guess I can unscrew it and reattach it before each workout. The thing is I'm also concerned about strain on my elbows working with the straight bar. I rigged some hanging handles on the chinning bar that came with the house (it was stuck in a bedroom doorway). I can't monitor my strength as precisely, but maybe I shouldn't be so stuck on that.
I'm also still shifting on the whole concept of "you didn't gain this weight overnight, and you're not going to lose it overnight." I reached goal (of a healthy BMI) over 6 months ago now. As much as I've talked about body composition over the months going on years, I'm beginning to really see how much I still could change my lifestyle. I climbed a mesa yesterday during my daughter's lesson (I usually would go shopping) and I thought "I should do something like this more often." It was kind of fun to get up above things.