Devil in the Details

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Track night at SMC tonight!

10 Wall Extensions
10 PVC Dislocates
10 Overhead Squats, hold the bottom for 3 seconds
10 Hang Power Cleans, hold rack for 3 seconds
10 Strict Press, hold top position for 3 seconds

7 Rounds of:
1 Power clean+2 Push jerks, rest 60 seconds between sets

3 rounds:
9 Front squat 185/120
12 Strict pull-ups
50 Double unders

-16 minute cut off-

Cool Down:
25 GHD Situps
25 Good Mornings with Barbell
10 Wall Extensions
10 PVC Dislocates

Arya and Ryan.

I was just discussing this funny story with my mom this weekend and I thought you might all enjoy it as well:

On one typical college morning, I woke up and wandered to the fridge.  Hungover and cotton-mouthed, I opened the fridge to grab my favorite drink…Mountain Dew.  Off came the cap and I chugged as much as I could handle until the carbonation and cold forced me to stop.  After taking a second to recover and catch my breath, I would have one more big swig before returning the bottle to the fridge.  This was my morning ritual.  I used to argue that Mountain Dew was the greatest flavor ever invented.  I don’t know what made this day different, but it suddenly dawned on me that I was drinking a 2 liter of Mountain Dew almost every day!  And somehow, just like that, I decided to quit drinking soda.  I went cold turkey.  For the next six months, I was proudly soda free.  In contrast to my college exploits, I was proud to be making such a healthy decision.  Until my brain kicked in once again, and on one random day, I realized that I was drinking Captain and Cokes almost daily!  Hilarious!  I couldn’t believe what an idiot I was, but it really happened!

The reason we were discussing this story was to underline how hard it can be to change your habits.  Certain parts of our lives are so normal and regular that we don’t even notice their impact.  Making changes to your life will be a journey and we are certain to make a few of these “obvious” mistakes along the way.  Does it seem far fetched for someone to go strict Paleo, yet they don’t think about the fact that they are chewing gum all day long, sucking on Halls or other “medicine” regularly, or drinking “natural” drinks all day instead of water.  The learning process is certainly humbling, but it always makes for a good story!

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