Week 40: Bodyweight
BW: 8x1 - both legs freestanding - PR!
Boom! I can't believe I have already nailed some right leg pistol squats! They were extremely sloppy, but you can't really cheat a pistol squat - I went all the way down and came all the way back up using just one leg which is more than good enough for just now. I'm still a long way off getting them as smooth as my left leg, and I had to use a 10kg kettlebell as a counter balance for 5 of the reps. My knee was crunching like hell.
I did this session after a night shift, and something completely horrible had happened. It was like that time back when I got my first beltless 180kg deadlift - it just really fired me up. We have so little time on this planet, and it can all end so suddenly - I guess there's nothing more motivational than that. It's strange how it affected the pistols - it's not like I've been half-assing them up until now, I really have been pushing myself, there was just something in my attitude today - I couldn't fail.
In terms of diet things have been going well - I've done 3 nightshifts, which I find very hard to eat well on, and I haven't deviated from the paleo diet. Well, I've allowed a couple of slight non-paleo things, but nothing that detracts at all in any way - a nurse very kindly made me a coffee with some milk in last night, and I think there was a minuscule quantity of sugar in the tomato cooking sauce I used. I'm not going to be ridiculous about this (as I was last time lol) - if it's a tiny quantity of something unoutrageous I'll let it slip. I feel good - I'm getting used to being hungry again.