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Friday, June 28, 2013

This is the weight room at my YMCA. In a dark, dirty basement.

Someone wrote on the bottom of this wooden step that I use. It has inspired me to push hard more than once:

There must have been an emergency at the gym last night, because no one could seem to find the strength or time to pick up their weights! Even the 30 lb dumbbells were left on the floor haphazardly.

I mean, honestly, if you're going to lift the weights over and over, but can't seem to find the umph to lift them one more time to re-rack them - well - something must be happening!

And here, someone started to unload the 45's from the barbell after deadlifts. See, on one side, they took off the collar and one of the 45's. But the others were left on.

And here I am! This is mere moments before I deadlifted 130lbs!


By the way, yesterday we went to Bob Evans for breakfast ("down on the farm") and I had biscuits and gravy. I ate the SH*T out of them. And today I kicked the crap out of my workout. I was impressing myself left and right. Indeed, to get stronger, I must eat. They're not making that up.
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    Oh hell yeah... I'm going to enjoy getting to know you.. you are a hoot! (uhhhh and I mean that in a totally non-stalkerish sort of way) hehe

    1563 days ago
    emoticon From what I have read, the Scattered Weights is a pretty common Problem in many Gyms. I wish there was a way to Track it when you have to re rack someone else's Dumb Bells. At least you could pick up a few Extra Fitness Spark Points, LOL!!!
    emoticon Awesome Job on the Deadlift!!
    1569 days ago
    Kickin A$$ and taking names!
    1570 days ago
    Looks like the weight room at my YMCA too only ours is on the 2nd floor and would have more grunting men in it....and its even that messy.
    Thats great that you found inspiration! keep pushing girl & eating the sh*t out of those biscuits and gravy emoticon
    1572 days ago
    OMG! You rock, woman! Deadlifting 130 lbs.! I am impressed!!! Good job. And I'm glad you enjoyed that Bob Evans. They are tasty, I must say! HUGS and smiles.
    1572 days ago
    What's the matter with those people???
    Do they think their mommy is going to come clean up after them?

    1572 days ago
    Bravissima!! I bet the deads are a lot easier with the big plates too! Focus on that first big it with power!

    Have yourself a protein powered dinner tonight!
    1572 days ago
    Way to go on the 130 lb. deadlift. Gotta feed the muscles to shred the muscles.
    1572 days ago
    Get it!! emoticon
    1572 days ago
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