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Thursday, July 18, 2013

I'm so excited because my mom is coming to visit me! She rarely visits, and she never stays the night - well, she is staying through Sunday (well, that's the original plan at least - I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much).

I'm halfway through Stage 5 of New Rules of Lifting for Women and I'll be happy when it's over. I am not really a fan. Hopefully I'll like Stage 6 a bit more. I've heard Stage 7 is a killer - it's a lot of high reps with short rests.

I taught Airin how to deadlift yesterday! He was looking for a training plan, so he's starting For Women too (it's really a basic training plan with similar workouts that I see elsewhere for men - I'll be helping him modify it along the way). He got up to 115 lbs and was definitely feeling it last night. I'm happy to say I can still out-deadlift him ... for now.

I would like to figure out my 1 rep max (how much I can lift doing only 1 rep instead of multiple sets of 6 or more) for the deadlift and squat. I got some worksheets, but they may be based on men (men have 1RM's that are a greater distance from regular reps), but if they're right, I can *almost* deadlift my body weight. And my body weight is about 185 lbs.

I bought a desk last week from an antique/refurbishing store downtown. My aunt gave me a chair, because I was having a tough time finding one (it's comfy!), I brought down a lamp, and voila! I have my own work space at home. It's a small office area, but it's in the family room - still in the middle of the bustle of my home, where I like to be (which is weird, since they drive me crazy - but I have to know what's going on). I can look out the patio window and it's a great view of trees and a little rolling hill. And it's close enough to the kitchen!

And the sign says THOU SHALL NOT TAKE SH*T. emoticon
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    Love the little study area!!
    1584 days ago
    Enjoy your moms visit that;s emoticon good for you on the weight lifting its something i don't enjoy doing at all usually do a little dumb bell work. Your desk is great and spending family time is so important they grow up so fast.
    1588 days ago
    Enjoy your visit!! Yay on training Airin!! That is the best sign.... I could use one at my workplace!!
    1588 days ago
    Your office space is adorable, and I am totally jealous of your chair! I have been searching for a while now to find a comfy and cute office chair with no such luck unless I want to break the bank.
    1589 days ago
    emoticon LOVE this Blog!! My Favorite might be you teaching Airin to Deadlift!! That is Truly "Spreading The Spark"
    The Sign Is AWESOME Too!! Sounds like a Good Motto for ALL of us.
    emoticon Enjoy your visit with your Mom no matter how long it is.
    1589 days ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the desk1 And the chair! Wonderful.

    That's awesome that you're teaching Airin to dead lift!

    1589 days ago
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