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Don’t drag your feet in the gym

Today, I had a good workout. Did sets with 60 in the snatch, some power snatches, and front squats. Front squats were light; I did doubles with 80.

Though the first half, I was dragging. There is a difference between working out and doing your workout. It is so important not to let the commute home, the work/school week, and other distractions (I’ve had nagging pain in my SI joint left over from someone rear-ending our car a few months ago…ugghh) wear you out before a workout. In order too succeed, you need drive everyday, every workout.

So, I may have “done” my snatches at the beginning of my workout, but I didn’t pull as hard or be as explosive as I could be. That’s when my husband/coach comes in. He gave me a reality check, and,well, I brought the “fire”for the remainder of the workout. Just like Rocky, you got to have the “Eye of the tiger”.

Diet and lifting

Today, I’m off from training …. So, on my mind is on diet!

Fortunately, I have been close weight , even with eating chocolate! Not that I’ve haven’t made some sacrifices. I have to eat within +/- 200 calories a day, that’s like cutting-out one latte a day.

Seriously, I have been doing a low starch/high protein/high fiber diet. I’m getting in about 1gram of protein per pound of muscle a day. Still, there exists a dilemma: I have limited calories to eat in a day, yet I need to get in a lot of protien. When faced with the choice of eating 200 calories of pizza or 200 calories of chicken, I’m probably going with the chicken.

Losing bodyfat is just a matter of strict discipline; ofcourse, easier said than done. Between spending time on a college campus and 40 hours a week in an engineering office, I dodge a plethora of free pizza, donuts, and girl scout cookies on a daily basis.

I’ll write more on this later.

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