When I grow up, I want to be a Unicorn

Those seated OHP numbers are insane!! Good work!

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Thank you! OHP has always been my strong suit. Plus, it’s fun!

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Tuesday
25 minute weighted walk
25lb pack

20F this morning. Been a great winter for snow so far, but warm, until this week. Lifting to follow later.

Had a blood pressure check yesterday at the pharmacy. 134/82. Not that it is crazy high, but I am normally a perfect 120/80 or less. So that is new. Might need to start watching the diet harder. Could also have something to do with how I have been feeling at work too. New job is… Not great. But, very few are and it pays for my trips.

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Tuesday
W3D1

Leg Press
10 x 145
8 x 220
23 x 205

Hamstring Curl (Single Leg)
10 x 30
8 x 40
12 x 30

Calf Raise
20 x 60
12 x 85
12 x 60

Hip Abduction
10 x 65
8 x 115
12 x 85

Chest Press (machine)
10 x 100
6 x 140
10 x 110

Pulldown
10x100
6 x 115
11 x 90

Triceps Pushdown
6 x 30
10 x 20

Incline EZ Bar Curl
15 x 30
6 x 50
15 x 30

Conditioning
8 minutes AMRAP (2x 40lb KBs)
10 Dual KB RDL
100ft Carry
10 KBS
100ft Carry
Made it through 4 rounds

Great night, everything felt good. Added hip abduction on this day, because who doesn’t want a more perky butt? Conditioning was hard, only rests were to put the bells down to shake out grip. I’ll keep that one in the rotation.

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Saturday
W3D2

RDL
12 x Bar
6 x 95
6 x 145
12 x 115

Hip Thrust
10 x 100
8 x 120
10 x 100 (w/ pause)

Seated Back-Supported OHP
10 x 65
8 x 85
12 x 75

Chest-Supported Row
10 x 75
8 x 120
12 x 75

Lateral Raise
2 x 25 x 5

DB Hammer Curl
17.5 x 17, 15

Hang knee raise
3 x 20

Punching the clock today. Didn’t want to go, but got in and knocked it out. My back was really bugging me today (and the last few days). Have doc appointment scheduled for Wednesday (assuming it doesn’t get canceled again). My diet has been not great, meals are on point, but many snacks every night. I am also taking a break from tracking. These two things aren’t the best combination physically, but mentally, I am loving it.

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Tuesday
W4D1

Leg Press
10 x 145
8 x 220
25 x 215

Hamstring Curl (Single Leg)
10 x 30
8 x 40
12 x 30

Calf Raise
20 x 60
12 x 85
12 x 60

Hip Abduction
10 x 65
8 x 115
12 x 85

Bench Press
10 x 95
6 x 135
12 x 95

Pulldown
10x100
6 x 115
11 x 90

Incline EZ Bar Curl
20 x 30
6 x 50

Good day over all. Skipped triceps today. Gym is becoming slightly less of a zoo, but still super busy with lines for everything.

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Friday

5 rounds:
20 pushups
20 air squats

Then
100 air squats

Got in a little bodyweight movement today. Skipped the gym last night, no excuse, just didn’t want to deal with the crowd.
Finally got in to the doc for a physical. They think my back issue is either:

  1. a muscle strain gone bad and snowballed into a nerve problem, or
  2. a herniated disc pinching a nerve
    Either way, she recommended 6-8 weeks of physical therapy and then a follow up. PT is suppsed to call me in the next few days to get setup. Should be interesting, I have never done physical therapy before.

It has been two weeks since I last touched red dirt. Which means I am past due to go get my feet on it. Splurged a little with a hotel this time, since we won’t be away from all civilization. Many hikes planned.

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I look forward to all the awesome pictures when you get back :wink:

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Weekend recap/photo dump:
We took the arch bagging very seriously.





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21k steps Saturday and 14k Sunday. Great weekend!

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I always love seeing your photos. I must say that you’re a little spoiled by that landscape though. I’m jealous!

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Spoiled rotten. Example: Hubby and I have been tossing around the idea of traveling out of the country, it has been almost four years since our last trip across the pond. Looking at photos of Scandinavian countries, and they look amazing. Then I start looking at prices of flights and think: “huh, I could go on 6-7 local trips for just the prices of flights. I still have so much to see here.”
It’s a thing. I measure so much in how many trips I could take.