Tag Archives: motivation

External evaluation

(Warning: very much body talk in here, feel free to scroll on past.) I don’t think I mentioned that last week I scheduled my first ever fitness evaluation at my work gym. I resisted this for a long time. I’m … Continue reading

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What are your goals?

I think I might be having a case of what the interweb lifter bros call "fuckarounditis". I need to let my back rest, but I keep running and stressing it, while my lifting workouts are just like "okay what do … Continue reading

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My workout was bomb

When I was young and slang-y, we used to say things were "the bomb" (and later, "the bomb dot com" but that was strictly ironically). Nowadays kids just say something is "bomb" and leave out the article. I feel old. … Continue reading

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Confidence building

tl;dr/BLUF: Bench is going up, life is good. Thanks to more work junk, I got to the gym late so my time there was significantly compressed. Today was squat/bench/row day, but after my warmup squat sets I decided that my … Continue reading

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Feeling good about something

When other parts of my life (ahem, work) are a wreck, at least I can go lift heavy things and feel like I’ve accomplished something. Actually, I have a couple workouts to write about today– playing catch-up again– so I … Continue reading

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You can do more than you think you can

A few weeks ago, my grandboss left for a new job. I was pretty sad about it– she really helped me to grow in my career. So at her going-away gathering, I stood up and shared how much I appreciated … Continue reading

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I can see the top from here

5x5B today: squats, OHP and deadlift. It was a tough workout today, and I suspect that I’m getting closer to the weights where I’ll start failing reps. I hate failing reps; I hate being close to failing. At that point … Continue reading

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