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  • You swinging that kettlebell in the office every hour must be quite a sight, goldie.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • I think I've changed my mind. We're not the weird ones, they are. Why is doing something that makes us both happy and healthy make us weird? Why is hating all aspects of you life, complaining about the way you look feel and move, and then living a lifestyle that just continues to perpetuate it considered normal? Fuck that!

      Oh...and here is why I have not been mentioning kettlebell workouts lately.



      I hate winter.
      My blog: My Primal Adventure

      "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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      • Awww, the first signs of spring - kettle bell flowers peeking through the snow.



        I can definitely understand the winter hate.

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        • Go ahead put your tongue on one of them...I double dog dare you.
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

          Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
          MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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          • You guys crack me up!

            Dave, you need to take one of those 'bells to work...

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            • Pffft. Fuck the normies. I personally want to be weird. We might have it right but I still reserve the right to label us "weird."

              Remember that Tool cover by middle-school students? Yeah, they've got A LOT of covers. Check this insanely awesome shit out! Gotta be one of the best Cure covers ever done.

              August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

              I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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              • Yeah, I hear ya Patrick. Sometimes I just feel that I am weird on so many other levels, and the one thing they focus on is trying to replicate(the best I can, anyway) the way human beings are supposed to be physically. But maybe weird is the true human form. Maybe all the other species in the homo family looked at homo sapiens and were like "You're fuckin' weird, dude" and that's why they went extinct. Weird people are usually good at adapting to new(aka, weird) things, and we all know that in evolution it is those who best adapt to change that survive.

                Anyway...

                Today's workout:

                Dumbbell bench press
                Dumbbell rows
                Dumbbell overhead press
                Lat pull downs
                Tricep extensions
                Chin-ups

                I'm on my training trip, but I went to the Anytime Fitness nearby and got a 1 month membership. It would have been a lot more expensive to pay day by day. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by the place. They even have some kettlebells and an area set aside for more crossfit style workouts. Tomorrow i plan on doing lower body stuff and will finish up with some KB swings .
                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                • YAY for kettlebells!

                  And let's start our own Weird Club.

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                  • Today's workout:

                    Deadlifts x a shit load
                    Goblet squats 3 x 10
                    KB swings, 4 x 20

                    Felt good today. One more day here, and then Thursday I leave early to go to my interview. I'm not going to delude myself. I'm sure there are a lot of people interviewing, but I'm feeling positive about it. I guess the fact that I did well in the interview for the job I have now that is in a field I new nothing about boosted my confidence. This one coming up is in an area I know well, so feeling good but not getting over confident. I'm sure the competition are coming prepared also.
                    My blog: My Primal Adventure

                    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                    • *sending good karma vibrations your way for interview*

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                      • Good Luck on your interview.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                        Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                        MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                        • Here's a shot of my cube:

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                          • Ha! Awesome. The kettlebell is both a doorman . . . and an unspoken threat.
                            August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                            I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                            • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                              Here's a shot of my cube:

                              Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                              Ha! Awesome. The kettlebell is both a doorman . . . and an unspoken threat.
                              The kettlebell would also be good for ending conversations with annoying people. When the office asshole is in you culd pick it up and start swinging and say "go ahead, I'm listening." If they don't get the hint move into snatches. And when all else fails start doing turkish get ups.

                              I was back in the office today, and apparently word had gotten around that the new guy Dave doesn't eat bread. I guess there are a couple of gluten free people in there and one of them approached me today to ask me about it. She said that if I ever wanted a treat she keeps lots of gluten free goodies at he desk. She wanted to let me know that the near by grocery store has a great "gluten free" section. I explained that I don't really do the "gluten free" and just stick with meat and vegetables. Her response was priceless. "Oh, are you one of those paleo people?" We talked for a little bit and she talked about how she feels much better and had lost some weight but still deals with IBS symptoms that they don't know what causes them. I tried to hint at doing a true elimination diet and maybe trying an autoimmune protocol. I don't think she is ready to hear it right now, so I didn't push it. This conversation got another co-worker involved. She had seen Forks over Knives and attempted be a vegetarian, but only apparently made it a couple of weeks and now just tries to eat as "good" of food as she can(local and organic), but not always the best choices as far as health and fitness goes. If I don't get the other job I interviewed for and stay here, I think I will turn the office paleo. Both people I talked to just thought it would be too hard to give up all those other foods. I tried to tell them how I don't even miss it now.

                              Speaking of the interview, I think it went well. It was than standard 3 person panel interview. I think I answered well, but they were pretty good at maintaining their porker faces during the interview(although they did express being very impressed with my training and experience). There were a lot of people being interviewed though. It also appears that the state will be starting a hiring freeze come January, so if the don't make there decision soon it could be delayed for a long time.

                              I have set a new goal for myself. I still have the usual lose fat, gain muscle, be healthy one. But the new one is a little different, but will help with the others. I want a 400 lb deadlift. I think that it is attainable, but I know it will take some time. At the moment my 1RM is 318(that's calculated based on reps at 300lbs.), which is not bad but not overly impressive either. So an 82 lb increase. Yeah...no lofty goals here.

                              First the 400 lb mark and then I'll see about this:

                              My blog: My Primal Adventure

                              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                              • I'm glad to hear the interview went well, and hopefully they make a decision soon!

                                I don't think I'll ever be able to convince any of my coworkers to change their nutrition, but at least now they are a little more health-oriented. In December we take turns bringing in "treats" every day. In the past it's been cookies, cupcakes, candy, etc. But the first person who signed up this year brought in fruit along with donuts! And people besides me ate fruit! Of course, the donuts went fast, but things are looking up.

                                Dave, I'll put out my deadlift goal, too. (Why does auto correct want to change deadlift to deadliest every time? LOL!) For reference, I'm a 56 y/o female who weighs 110#. I started deadlifting about a year ago, with a 3 month break because of a broken thumb. Eight weeks ago, my 1RM was 153#. On Thursday I did 3x3 at 148#, but I have no idea how to translate that to a 1RM. I'd really, really love to do 2x my bodyweight. I have no idea how realistic that is, but I'm gonna try!

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