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Posts tagged “motivation

What’s worth a rest?

Posted on December 13, 2014

This was a 1+ week of the 5/3/1 program for me, which I like because I like all the weeks in the program equally, in the same way that you love all your children equally, except for deload weeks, which I tend to hate, sort of like how there’s that one child you hate more than the others. The 1+, of course, means you lift the program’s prescribed weight at least once, ideally a couple more times. It might not be much more than that, though. Every time this week rolls around I think of a mercifully brief conversation I had on Twitter more than a year ago that still disappoints me to this day. (Identity obscured because even though I don’t really use…

Eat, lift, & be merry

Posted on December 28, 2013

This Dec. 31 I’ll be marking my second full year as a CrossFit & weightlifting enthusiast. Long story short: Still digging it. If that’s all you wanted to know, thanks for stopping by. People who want numbers, keep reading. I spent 2012 dieting down to lose weight. I spent 2013 eating more to gain muscle.  It worked. I weigh more than I did at my lowest, but that’s fine because I’m stronger. Much of it is muscle, some is fat. I largely stopped counting calories & weighing myself this year, mostly because I don’t want to drive myself nuts. Also, it’s not that necessary for me anymore. When I did log my food, I mostly paid attention to my macronutrients, not the calorie count.…

Running more and less, more or less

Posted on December 14, 2013

Nik & I ran a 5K road race the other day, kind of a last-minute thing — the Downtown Jingle 5K in Providence.  In the weeks leading up to it I kept forgetting what day of the weekend it was supposed to be.  Saturday, Sunday, whatever. I knew it was going to be at 11 a.m., that much I remembered, because lately I can only keep track of things in terms of a 24-hour period. It’s at 11? Fine. I’ll have time to get up & eat breakfast & help get the baby ready before we have to scram. The biggest change in me since the 4 Feet Running days — more than the weight loss, more than the muscle gain, more than the…