Haven’t done a straight bar deadlift in a while but i decided today was the day to jump right back into it. hit 205 for a 5x5 and they all went up like butter.
i was still pretty sore from friday’s lift that included some really heavy squats and rdls so you could say i’m happy with how easy this deadlifting session went.
i followed up with some back work. i must admit back is my least favorite day of the week but today was a really great, well-focused session. i’m really missing @sarah.kert as a back day buddy though.
time to get sappy. these past 4 weeks have been a very tough time for me. i don’t know if it’s seasonal or what but i’ve turned to exercise to help cope with all my emotions. happy, sad, mad, beat down, etc. we all have heard about downward spirals and the snowball effect. i’ve decided to take the time to create an uphill spiral or snowball effect for my life. i’m training 4-5 times a week and seeing an absolute incredible transformation in myself. boosting my confidence, making me want to lift more, making me happier, giving me more positive outlooks on life. it’s never too late to start. all it takes is one simple step at a time. start with doing something for you, you might be surprised about how incredibly easy it is to find yourself getting lost in a positive mindset that brings you to even higher places than you imagined you’d be. and that, my friends is my insight of this beautiful sunday. it’s a week of being thankful, and i’m so incredibly thankful for life.
#sappypost#powerlifting#strengthandconditioning #whatreyouthabkfulfor? #makeachange#swolesunday#getstrongordietrying#mentalemotionalandphysicalhealth
• emotions and reactions are on automatic mode • on est souvent en mode automatique. on ne prend pas vraiment le temps de réfléchir avant de réagir, nos émotions et nos réactions sont le reflet de la situation ou de la personne en face de nous. lorsqu'il arrive quelque chose de négatif, on réagit négativement. lorsqu'il nous arrive quelque de positif, on réagit de façon positive.
et si on prenait un moment, avec quelque respirations avant de réagir négativement? car nous seul y mettons une valeur négative 🚨🌡🔥🔥
"do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction" 🌟🙏 inspirational quote from e-buddhism.com
- read! ❤️
in 1955, rosa parks actions started really fueling the civil rights movement in the us, which fought for equality, and against the oppression of blacks. by doing what you might ask? by simply not giving up her seat to a white person on the bus.
you don't always need a big plan, a huge team of professionals or years of work to make a difference on this planet. sometimes, a small gesture of a normal person on a normal day can go a long way. ❤️
Today i had a bit of a meltdown. it has been a long time since i did a good workout and today showed me that.
these last 8 months have been difficult but in particular, the last 4 or 5 months have been the worst. emotionally i have been in a really bad place but am starting to feel better.
it all stemmed from my work. i had been running on very little sleep, like 3-4 hrs/day because i couldn't adjust my sleep schedule for graveyard shift.
but anyways, i'm getting back on track now and am definitely feeling motivated.
sorry for all the emotion and long winded explanations!
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monday’s get too much hype as the day to not miss or to start new.
any day is a good day to start something - even tuesday if that’s when the feeling hits you 🦖
today’s workout: mental & stretching
45ish min reading (awaken the giant within by @tonyrobbins)
15 min meditation
30 min stretching