Today is another make-up day, I’m back in the office (finally) and so I hit the weight room this morning for a session of squats, overhead press, and deadlifts. I don’t know what got into me today, but it went really, really well! I increased the weight on everything– so squats went up to 175lb, OHP to 80lb, and deadlift to 200lb (eeee!) I’m really excited to have hit 200lb squats, too– that was a big milestone for me, and now I’m very close to my bodyweight DL goal. I just need to keep working my grip so my hands can keep up!
A few days ago, I got a phone call from my aunt. She told me that she was sending me a copy of a book she really likes and that she hoped it would be a blessing to me. The book is called Trim Healthy Mama. Yes, she’s sending me unsolicited diet books. (Christian diet books, even; apparently it has a cult following among homeschooling, fundamentalist women.) I don’t want it; this book is antithetical to everything I practice, and following it would not support my fitness goals. I’m debating if I should send her a letter back explaining why I don’t want it and maybe return the book, or if I should just dump it on the free books shelf at work and say nothing.
(I’m also debating if I want to go into detail about how ridiculous this book is, based upon my reading of reviews. Oh, why not…) So it’s based on some psudoscience about not combining carbs and fat in the same meal, but it’s basically low-carb recipes made with additives and bulking agents (stevia and glucomannan powder feature prominently). And apparently there’s an entire chapter about how wives can spice up their ‘intimate relationships’, which includes the foul idea of submitting sexually to their husbands whenever he wants, no exceptions.
I mean, I can just roll my eyes at the diet stuff, but that last bit makes me want to shred the book, not put it on the free book shelf…