A journey of purpose. One gal's search for a balanced life .
Today was a great one. My preceptor at the Family Med rotation is a great teacher. I’m grateful to be practicing my clinical skills & that patients are so receptive to me doing so!
There were a couple of rough patient encounters (people who were so distraught & mentally jumbled that they couldn’t focus on the reasons for their visit to the office). Those happened midday, so I was drained by days end. I considered driving straight home but I didn’t, because:
1) My gym bag was packed/in car
2) The gym is on my way home
3) I grabbed a small 50-50 (coffee/decaf) so I had some energy
4) I’d already packed a post-workout snack (roast pork & cabbage salad)
That’s how many fail-safes it takes me to stay the course right now, apparently :). At any rate, I am glad that I made it because I feel awesome! Here’s what I did:
10 min Arc Trainer (average HR=160)
15 min Deadlift: 1rpm
•115#, 5 reps
•165#, 5 reps
•185#, 3 reps
•205# = 1rpm. 3x
•185#, 2 reps
25 min AMRAP= 9 rds + 200m
10 plate situps (25#)
10 russian twists (25#)
I’m so glad that I found this part of my gym. So, so happy to have barbells and “manly” gym equipment back in my life. I tried doing something similar on Saturday for abs with the situps & russian twists, but honestly I didnt feel it in my abs. I think that the plate’s weight distribution makes it harder to “cheat,” and I had no choice but to engage my abs.
I was drenched. Almost couldn’t stand up after the timer went off.
I definitely feel different since I started being healthier. You may not be able to tell from my pics, but my clothes fit better and I have more energy. I also can’t wear my biggest bras that I was wearing every day when I started about 2 weeks ago.
I feel good :).