Anvil or Hammer

Swing low sweet chariot

Posted in Kettlebells by Mike on February 20, 2007

Wish I had taken pen and paper today, I garentee I forgot stuff.

It was pretty clear to me that today was not the day to work the 5 minute snatch test after yesterday. That’s cool, I can make a workout out of this.

Windmill 16K, 24K, 32K

16K 5/5
24K 5/5
32K 5/5 Clean and Jerk
40K 1/1 Clean and Jerk

Double snatches
16K X 10
24K X 8
32K X 1

I stole a little inspiration from a Kettlebell vid I saw
Jerks for reps 24K X 20

I also stole from Berserker Kettlebell (I love that name) where many ladders are being done.
ladder 1 -> 10 ->1 reps per arm one set per minute 16k kettlebell.

Like I said, I’m pretty sure I forgot stuff. I just kept doing stuf until I stopped.

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What I eat

Posted in Rant by Mike on February 20, 2007

This is kinda random but I was making my lunch today thinking about my recent posts on diet and it occured to me, it’s one thing to say what you eat, it’s another to show what you eat. So I grabbed my digital camera and snapped a few pics. This is really what I am eating today. I didn’t hide the candy bars or anything:

My lunch bag:
My lunchbag at a near empty state

I use pretty much the same lunch bag every day. It’s large lunch bag and I know that, it was partially purchased for that reason. I place and icepack in the bottom and salad dressing off to one side. Sometimes I’ll stick another condiment in there, depending on my entree. Today is different. I have class tonight so I’m packing lunch and dinner. That is why there are two yogurts in today’s lunch, normally it’s just one. Those are probably the sugariest thing I eat most days but I find the more healthy yogurts taste like crap and I have trouble eating them. Those are yoplait: Calories 170, Carbs 33, Fat 1.5, Protein 5.

two entrees for the price of one

Like I said today is different, I’m packing lunch and dinner, so there are two entrees. The first is Chicken Fajita mix, we make it at home, I cut and cook the veggies. This particular one was made by my wife and used the precooked chicken. It’s beans, veggies, chicken, spices, pretty much in that order. I shredded some colby cheese this weekend and that melts real well so that is what is on top, that’s kind of a treat to me. 🙂 The secon item is half of a sub sandwich my wife bought a couple days ago. I don’t eat something like that very often, maybe once every two weeks or once a month but they are pretty good, artisan bread, sliced meat, veggies. Wegman’s brand.

My Salad for the day

Pretty much everyday for lunch I have a baby spinach salad, it’s why I pack my salad dressing with me. The tomatoes are a little treat I picked up this weekend, also not normal but I like them so they may become normal. It was getting hard to slug down straight spinach every single days with just a dash of vinegrette.Oh yeah, my favorite dressing is Balasamic Vinigrette, that is what I have currently. You have to be careful, they slip high fructose corn syrup in a surprising number of dressings.

The total package
My lunch bag when it is ready to go

That’s a day’s worth of food for me, I’ll drink some coffee during the day, no sugar. When I get home I’ll have some tea. I was eating a handful of almonds each day. I’m trying and experiment though, I have been eating one serving of Caesin protein powder per day instead. I’m waiting too see if it reduces the cravings problem.

That’s really how I eat.

EDIT: The thermos is a new addition. I bought that this weekend and this is the first day I am using it. It’s filled with some home brewed coffee and a little bit of skim milk. So far, I have found that it gives me too easy of an access to my coffee. Drank it all this morning, oops.