Friday positivity

Right right right, I’m going to try to be more positive. Yesterday was pretty miserable, mood-wise, and I went to the gym just wanting to be left alone. For all I appreciate BGWLC being a social & supportive club, sometimes my inner Greta Garbo comes out, I just want to train on my own and not have the comparisons with others right in my face. But happily the gym was pretty quiet last night so I was able to brood in peace. Hopefully I’ll be in a more sociable mood next time.

  • Bench: worked up to singles (with pauses) at 47.5kg & 50kg. Then 42.5kg for 9.5 reps without stops (the half rep was because my bottom came off the bench!!)
  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press: 10kg, 3 sets of 7
  • Squats: worked up to 3 doubles @ 75kg (80%)
  • Band leg curls & reverse hyperextensions
  • Abs etc

I would really like to get an unofficial squat pb of 100kg by April (unofficial because only competition pbs count) because that’s the 5 year anniversary of my starting to lift. 5 years and I still can’t squat 100kg 😦

Sorry, positivity fail there. Five years and I’m really close to being able to squat 100kg! Woo! Better?

I have some other thoughts about food and how depressing it is that these days, the focus seems to be on everything you eat being “healthy” or “good for you” or strictly timed around activity etc, and no-one seems to remember the pleasure of food, of eating things that you genuinely enjoy; but that’s for another time.