I feel bad about the chocolate because the lady who gave it to me gives me chocolate now and then as payment for me doing a part of her job for her that she doesn't understand. It's my job to provide this service to lots of people, but her boss wants her specifically to learn it. So I try to tell her she doesn't have to give me chocolate as payment, but she keeps giving it to me anyway.
Originally Posted by Owly
I find that I recover better from the weight lifting than from the core fitness stuff. And if I am a little sore still from the lifting, I can still do stuff without being a total cripple, including more weight lifting. I'm doing it 3x a week for now.
One thing I loved about hiking the PCT was shocking people with how much I could eat. I'd get a big huge pancake, egg and sausage breakfast, order biscuits and gravy on the side and then when the waitress brought the check, sometimes I'd order another breakfast, maybe something small like oatmeal with raisins and walnuts. I don't eat that much now, of course. Or those foods, either!
Thanks. I don't think 29" is all that great since I'm pretty short. It used to be smaller when I was younger and had more female hormones. Forget Low "T". I've got low "P" and "E".
Originally Posted by mommymd
I bought the book Starting Strength on everybody's recommendation. Wow, way too many words. It's very boring and complicated. I guess some people like to geek out on all the mechanics. At least the pictures are helpful. If the book was JUST the pictures it would be a lot better.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2