So, I have a weird habit of taking on (or creating) a smaller project to break up a larger project. It means I basically do "work" as a "break" and is part of the reason I get a lot of various things done in a small amount of time. Many years ago I discovered that I don't so much need or want a "break", it's more that I need a change of subject. A mental flavor changer...* One such project I have right now is for a friend who is very gifted with the tough love and real world motivation. This project has had a very welcome side effect of being very motivating.
Now, I'm a self-starter, always have been, but we can all use some help. This has inspired me to get a little more organized. At the same time I'd been listening to James Altucher's The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth on Audible (here's a free trial and two free audiobooks)... so it all kind of converged over the holiday weekend. I like that book because it seems to support some of my odd behaviors and life choices. That's nice for a change.
Anyway, after eating not one but TWO slices of my friend's gluten free (but not free of anything else) delicious peanut butter pie on Christmas, along with a whole lot of leg of lamb and smoked turkey, I really felt like I needed to get out and put those calories to work the next day. I also wanted to mess with my own head.
The following situation has the potential to cause the following: a fast, challenging workout and aload of laundry (I'd recommend putting at least one towel in there so you have a warm fluffy towel for a post workout shower). I really hate chores, but I like to workout... and both need to be done regularly... here's an example of how both can get done at the same time!
My internet nerd friends get the reference there "all the things". Named that because well, there's mobility, calisthenics (pull-ups),, and . Once again, Monday was being Monday and full of all kinds of interesting business related challenges. Still... I wasn't about to skip a workout because of that. After seeing a really fun Facebook Live video of some friends overseas finishing their workout with a shouldered heavy plus walk I had to try it. I couldn't wait one more day! They were going super heavy with theirs, but what I had on hand seemed just about right for my size and my waning energy level....
Here's what I did:
(For reference, for the double swings and for the one leg deadlifts--with bothbecause the were sitting there, I used a pair of . For the carries, I used an "strength" bag that weighs about 50lbs, and a (70lb) . Adjust to your needs--and to what you have around!)
In case my fancy graphic is difficult to read here it is in text:
Long ago, when I was a teenager, kids would get together with various musical instruments, take over the family garage or basement and (usually) make a terrible racket. Sometimes decent bands would form this way, or decent enough bands. Though much like the style of exercise many of us do, the value was in the practice, and there might ultimately be no great competition or "performance" at the end of it all. Sure, you might open for some college kids' band, or maybe get to play out at a dive bar, but the real "gains" and experiences seem to happen right there in the garage.
Note that in this case "garage band" is to be taken literally and not meant to reference the Apple program. Not that there's anything wrong with Garage Band, it just doesn't suit this metaphor. Any other Gen-Xers out there who had a musical project (terrible or otherwise)? Tell us about it or link to it in the comments if you dare! :)
Anyway, I'd had quite enough of of computer related work yesterday and had a little bit of time. I chose 4(drums, bass, guitar, keys? HAHA) and decided to throw down a little in the car port.
A few days ago I had the honor of being the first ever guest on Red Delta Project Podcast. Once again, as when he was recently the guest on MY , we had a ton of fun discussing some of our favorite topics, calisthenics, the , great food, training strategies and more.Team Leader, Matt Shifferle's
At the risk of bragging, it seems like we get around to some pretty powerful stuff in conversations. Hope you enjoy this episode titled "Tackling Bodyweight Training with Adrienne Harvey"! And did I REALLY divulge a fat loss tip? Yes indeed!
Shortly after he attended the I interviewed Matt for Dragon Door and instantly realized how creative, cool, and skilled Matt is, so be sure to check out his extensive website, , and substantial YouTube channel!quite a while ago,