Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Friday Eve Training

Back and rear delt day... humf...

Its not like I don't like back day... I do...
But it never really inspires the lust for training that leg day does...
This comes, I think, from the fact that my lower back arthritis stops me from doing the really heavy duty nasty sweaty you-know-you-have-worked-your-arse-off Deadlifts... sigh..
I can remember the Deadlift days... sigh.. I now do heavy duty one arm rows instead..tonights lot of four sets of 12 reps starting with 22.5kg and moving on up to 25kgs.... were nice weights but still not even in the same universe as a Deadlift weight.. I yearn for the Deadlift... Hubby Deadlifts away with all the associated heavy breathing, heavy lifting and heavy farting... yeah its a good way to create some space in a small gym, actually he can almost empty the gym.... oh well at least he isn't grunter...

So after the one arm rows comes the rest of the back and delt workout, rear lat pull downs, front lat pull downs, straight arm pull downs, seated rows, rear delt shrugs, rear delt flys, use the rear delt machine then finish off with three burning sets of heavy side lat raises....

Nutrition was great today.. nothing that wasn't pre-planned.. I have a total belly thing going on at the moment from holding water after using the Arginine etc I didn't use any of it tonight so I am hoping to loose the 5 months preggy look by tomorrow... Looking forward to doing some cardio in the morning.. I have been missing it, although I have had crappy sleep every night this week so I have been to tired in the mornings to go anyway... the sleep pattern thing could also be the arginine etc so hopefully tonight I might not be awake five or six times...

Along with the waking up I am also having these delightful hot flushy things... ohhhhhhh I hear from the crowd... at your age.... well you know... what it just may be... at your age... YES ALRIGHT I get it!!! Why else would I be awake and going to the loo six times a night then by the time I am back in bed I am sweating like I have just ran a marathon... now the silver lining to this story is ................................................
........................................... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
..................ummmmmmmmmmmmm.......
.......... nope
....... ummmmmmmm
ohhhhhhh I know........no...........
ummmmmmmmmm ......
oh ok that's it.. that's the silver lining... no more TOM's .... not that I have had any since, gosh... ummm April or was it March??? yeah ok so that probably proves what it is... well that and the blood test that told me I was smack on the top edge of the menopause range and it wouldn't be long till I could see it as an excuse to murder someone... or just be plain rude to them.. or to sweat like a marathon runner for no reason what so ever...

So is this a good thing? I have no idea... it is all new to me... but I guess that's half the fun.... althoI am sure I will discover even more amazing things that our bodies can do... such as grown random chin hair...ugh since we are talking menopause it is probably all the fun...

Will I now need to start plucking my random chin hair... maybe I could leave it and weave ribbons through it and start a craze... maybe this is my chance to become an earth mother and never shave  anywhere ever again.. once again keeping the extra fluffiness tidy by weaving ribbons through it... the only problem with that would be the 80% humidity in Queensland I the summer... that and a fluffy coat just don't mix even with woven ribbons... and ribbons can be quite expensive.. maybe I could save up old tinsel and use that!!!

My experiences so far at the start of this journey has taught me that apart from sleepless soggy nights and some flushy soggy days nothing much else changes... my training weights are still going up..... I will definitely aim for personal bests every time I train.. I totally refuse to become old and frail...

Ohhh and I already have my plan for the chin hair.... I will learn to fart like Hubby and that way no one will get close enough to notice the chin hair.....

3 comments:

Esme said...

I'm with you!!! Erika

Kek said...

The sleepless soggy nights have been a part of my life for the past year, Cathy. Blah. Get yourself to the health food store and hunt out some herbal remedies.

I've found that hops are awesome for hot flushes AND insomnia.

As for old and frail, BAH!

mq01 said...

been since 1995 for me and honestly, WOOHOOOOOOOOOO! dripping wet steamy mess or not, lol, WOOHOO! i'll take it..LOL! im with kek, herbals! and hey, if you decide to braid the pits youd fit right in here in berkeley or the haight ;) oh, that might make arm/back workouts sticky, hmmm, LOL!