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Tracking food, changing weight lifting routine and rainy walk

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I tracked my food all week and it went very well.
In weight loss phase I complied my favorite foods, food groupings an recipes, so it just takes a few minutes - but really helps recalibrate portions.
The Daily Nutrition Feedback is great too - it is just an automatic message, but it told me each day that I did great : )
Stayed in lower half of range, except one day when I went over high end a bit.
Weigh went back to goal (63 kg) but I want it to be my center weight, not the low end, so I continue tracking and paying attention.

I got bored with my weight lifting routine (squats - shoulder press - deadlifts -pullups), and went to next chapter of Starting Strength book: the power clean.
I read the entire chapter, made sure I understood, then started practicing.
Not easy! First, the barbell would not fly up when I jumped.
When I figured it out, I was unable to rack it in the suggested position.
It is getting better.
I watched this video last night, Mark Rippetoe (writer of Starting Strength) coaching several people: male and female, small and big, skinny and overweight - a bit like the end of Michael Jackson's Black or White video (I wonder if anybody remembers it still).
It was an inspiration for me!

After lifting weights, I cancelled my long walk with my friend because it was pouring with rain, and she tolerates getting wet less than I do. But I went out for a short walk - the trees, bushes and flowers are so beautiful gleaming in the rain. I felt happy to have time to be outside, and have this peaceful time to myself.
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    754 days ago
    Yes, dynamic lifts are hard to learn. But once you learn to do them at all, it's easier to practice and improve form. I haven't done barbell power cleans, but I remember how hard it was to learn the kettlebell snatch. Same idea; it's a complex move that can't be done slowly.
    1713 days ago
    Very nice! You are doing great!
    1714 days ago
    Though I'm dead tired and up wayyyy to early today, you've made me feel like taking a walk today...a leisurely one.
    1714 days ago
    :) It sounds like a serene walk.
    I still fail at ST., Need to amp that up.
    Happy Weekend.
    1714 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    keep that peaceful feeling. I like exercising outside even in the rain. emoticon
    1714 days ago
    You're doing a great job! I may have to check out that book. I really need to focus more on weight training.
    1714 days ago
    Great video! :-)
    I'm also thinking about getting more into weight lifting and strength training, but going outside to run, bike, swim sounds somehow much more attractive...
    Any advice on how to get myself more into it?
    1714 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2013 4:49:59 AM
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