Barbell. You will fear me.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sorry for the insane crazy venting chocolate overloaded blog yesterday. If I didn't write it I probably would have continued to beat myself up about how much I actually ate.

Lets just says I felt sick all night and almost vomited. TMI I know sorry. On top of that, I also felt the effects of the sugar high and the inevitable CRASH. It was horrible. I'm re-writing this so I remember EXACTLY HOW HORRIBLE I FELT AFTER BINGING ON CHOCOLATE SO NEXT TIME I WILL THINK THRICE BEFORE INHALING IT, or even snacking on it for that matter.

Basically for the last 1-2 months I have reduced most sugar from my meals aside from the occasional chocolate nibble here and there and the sugar in my tea on the weekends. When I over-indulged, I think my body went into shock.

Either way, during my lazy and gross night I came up with a plan!!!!! is my sweet nutrition plan.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1/2 banana, 1 cup tea, 1 cup water
Snack: 1 apple, 1 serving assorted nuts, 2 cups of water
Lunch: 2cups vegetable bake, 1 cup-ish spaghetti squash, 1/4cup healthy choice pasta sauce
Snack: 2 rice crisps with 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 cups of water
Dinner: sautéed vegetables and some form of chicken, 2 cups of water, steamed cauliflower
Post workout: protein...either chicken breast or protein shake with almond

I do need to get celery, new protein powder, chicken breasts and more pasta sauce after work.

Alright now onto fitness!

Last night I read some nerd fitness articles because this guy just cracks me up and motivates the hell out of me. I came across one of his articles that talk about using the "dreaded" barbell. So far since doing any form of strength training I have kept it low key with body weight exercises. Squats and lunges are too easy because of Zumba, so I'm getting bored and need to amp it up. Push-ups I'm still working on, and pull-ups I'm really really working on.

But that barbell article had me really thinking. WHY NOT ME? Why do I "dread" using them? What is so intimidating about a little bit of weights?

After I thought...and thought about this I realized I was making excuses. There is no reason I should fear the bar. THE BAR SHOULD FEAR ME.

On a side note, Bryan bought an entire bench and barbell set from work and it is just sitting here not being used.

Tonight, that barbell will learn fear and I will be the one who takes over.

Thanks again to steve from who has amazing ass articles. Tonight I am going to do steves superhero workout A! On Thursday superhero workout B is in order!

Now these workouts are short and sweet. The more weights you use the harder it is. As long as you have good form and focus entirely on the exercises during the workout. I'm going to do a warm-up and stretching cool down as well.


Squats: 4 sets of 5 repetitions
Overhead press: 4 sets of 5 repetitions
Pull ups: 3 sets of max repetitions (or for me an inverted row)


Deadlifts: 3 sets of 5 repetitions
Bench press: 4 sets of 5 repetitions
Bent over rows: 3 sets of 8 repetitions

Wait no more than 60-120 seconds between sets (lower rep ranges and heavier weights = more time between sets).

So there you have it folks! A superhero workout designed to build strength and I will fearlessly conquer that barbell.

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    I love this! I agree, we make excuses and it is mostly a matter of looking at things differently. I love how you totally turned it around!!!! Watch out, here comes the beast!!!! LOL! I have several Biggest Loser dvds that use weights and I love them. I don't do them very often right now with all of the Zumba classes I'm teaching. Once you conquer the bar bells and start to get bored with your current routine, then buy a dvd and give it a try. I know that you will like them.
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