~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Can someone give me a swift kick in the a$$??

My motivations for lifting weights is really lacking lately. I think it is because setting up weights and plates for each lift is becoming more and more complicated. My set up is not designed for really heavy lifting and I am getting to the point where I am starting to lift really heavy (for me at least, I know there are people that would not consider a 100lbs deadlift really heavy but I do!).

I was supposed to start NROL Strength 1 this week but the mere thought of having to juggle all of those plates keeps me from even starting! I have been thinking about joining a gym but I just don't think it is in the budget. I did find a gym that I really like. It is a real weightlifting gym that is owned by a woman! I definitely would not have a problem feeling like the freak in the weight room there! It is only $36 a month which is not exactly in the budget but I could probably swing it. The only problem is that I have no where for the kids to go when I workout. That brings me back to the YMCA. The membership is a bit high and I doubt we would qualify for a scholarship since, on paper, we make too much money. Another problem with the Y is that my youngest son had a bad experience there a couple of years ago and has refused to go ever since. I may go down to the Y and see if we can do a trial membership just to see if he will stay in the child watch.

I am not just sitting around twiddling my thumbs though. Today I did a very short (20 min) but very intense kettlebell workout. I went in to start NROL S1 and looked at the weights and decided against it. Then I looked at the kettlebells and decided to throw something together spur of the moment. Basically I picked a swing or exercise and did it as long as I could. Then I switched to something else. I took breaks when I needed to, just long enough to catch my breath and get a drink and went back to it. I did that for 20 minutes. It was fun and if I thought I would be able to stand afterwards, I would have continued! LOL

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