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Good Sunday evening to you. I hope your weekend was healthy and happy!
This blog is not AT ALL going as I planned. Even though I have a full-time job (actually well over 40 hours per week) and I’ve now started my PhD, I should be able to blog. After all, blogging is just another form of communication delivery. I am determined to work out a fix for this… Fortunately, I’ve been able to stay up with my fitness program / workouts; blogging about it is where I continue to fumble.
In the mean time, stay healthy!
so if your working out everyday why arent you posting you workouts? seems pretty sporadic to me.
Huh? I can’t tell if you’re asking me to post my workouts because you find them useful or if you’re annoyed that I don’t post them because poor blogging habits bother you. At any rate, I don’t post all of my workouts for a few reasons. Mostly, I don’t have the time to maintain this blog like I used to, or like I thought I would before I got a job in Chicago. Also, my workouts are very barebones so they would probably be repetitive to post.
However, if you’re genuinely interested, my workouts consist of:
There is a rack with pull up and dip bars at my gym, so the pace of this workout is quick.
10 sets. Each set 5 minutes with AMARP during each 5 minutes.
- Deadlift x 5
- Dips x 10
- Squats x 10
- Pull ups x 5
- Row 500m x 10; sprint, rest.
Finance related post…
Today I had the pleasure of drafting and presenting a memo to one of the managing partners here at work. During the always-there small talk period he commented about how I dress for work. I wear a suit and tie. However, I realized after the second day here that I am in the minority—only 35-40% of the guys here wear a suit and tie. The partner obviously notices this too because he mentioned that he is impressed that I wear one, and thanked me for the gesture. He said he thought it would be one of those “first week” things and then I’d start dressing more casual. I haven’t. He then went on to comment about how people my age tend to forget professionalism and commented about how many also have visible tattoos. I don’t have any tattoos, visible or otherwise.
As to his point, I don’t know if they forget how to be professional, or were never taught. And while I thought his comments were a little bit insulting (although he didn’t seem to be annoyed, more puzzled) I do somewhat agree with him. I / we work in finance where it is traditional to wear a suit and tie. Part of being professional is honoring those traditions, I think. I don’t really understand where professionalism went or why so many people don’t think it’s necessary today, but it’s there.
I’m a grown man and dress and act accordingly. My point? It’s that a managing partner noticed my work clothes and mentioned it sets me apart. Thought I’d pass that along.
On my way into work this morning I was sitting across from a woman on the train. She had one of those clear tote bags (why do people use clear bags?) and I could see her (I presume) lunch. Frozen diet program meal. I don’t know anything about her, but it made me think about the concept of diet program foods in general. I believe they are chemical-filled, low-nutrient disasters.
I don’t think it’s healthy to eat-to-calories. That’s what those meals are designed to do: eat-to-calories. They try to get a person under some ill-conceived calorie threshold (usually around or under 1,200 per day). The programs achieve this goal by loading the dieter up with empty carbs and chemicals.
You gotta eat. Like real food eating. Eat 2,000 calories or more per day, but make sure they are good calories, e.g., emphasis on proteins and fats, deemphasis on carbs. The long-term starvation dieting is detrimental to one’s physical and mental health, I believe.
Winning is better than losing. It is not better because it makes you superior to others, it’s better because winning is so much harder than losing.
- Rope battling: :90 / 10 x 2
- Snatch: 5 x 3
- Push press to pull-up: 5 x 20
- Jerk: 5 x 3
- Hanging leg raise: 5 x 20
- L-sit: 5 x failure
- Bags: x 10 mins
- Squats: 5 reps x 20 sets
- Weighted pull-ups: 20 / 3 x 2
- Plyo push-ups: 35 / 3
- Bags: x 30 mins
The train was still overcrowded at 22:30, still re-acclimating to city life.
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