I have officially withdrawn from the meet I was planning to do in July. I realized that I was a month out, and had to make a decision, and with everything else going on, I just want to focus on getting to the gym consistently, getting stronger and feeling good about it. Let the good times roll.
Today I tackled my weekly “derby homework” aka squats and lunges. Now, the instructors told us we should be doing [body weight] squats and lunges every week. If either of those are too easy, do them faster. Ya.
Instead, I went and started my second week of the GZCL method. I squatted 250x3x3. Felt slow but smooth tonight. I was a bit worried headed in because my weight took a nose dive over the weekend and I still feel simultaneously euphoric and stabby. And exhausted. But then I saw that my worksets were only 250lbs and I knew I’d be pissed off with myself if I didn’t get it – and I’m not allowed to feel bad about lifting anymore. So I just did it.
The second part of my “homework” was to do lunges. We do bodyweight lunges as part of our off-skate warm-up, and the lunge is kind of important for getting up when you’re down. I started off trying to do some reverse BB lunges. I had a coach early in my lifting career who basically told me that forward lunges with the barbell would kill your ankles and now I’m brainwashed. But I didn’t have the balance to pull off the rear lunges today, so I opted for some normal kettlebell lunges. I’m still doing like 110% more single leg work than I was doing 2 months ago when my hip was bothering me.
Finished up wit some leg extensions, lat pull downs and push ups.
My appetite seems to be returning for now. To celebrate, I made mini turkey meat loaves from Make It Paleo, served with green beans and shallots. Very delicious (and easy!) but meatloaf is quite possibly the most unaesthetic food ever.