I have to admit….I finally understand the draw of Zubaz. For many years I stared at the atrocious patterns and the unflattering bagginess and just didn’t get it. Why would someone purposely look like this…
But this morning, I had an epiphany. I was rushing around after my workout trying to talk myself into putting on work clothes. I really didn’t want to do it. All the tightness, and button, and zippers. What a pain! If only I could wear something baggy with an elastic waste band and lots of stretch……Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!!! Zubaz!!!! It totally makes sense to me now. When you’re all sore and normal clothes are SO uncomfortable….Zubaz are the perfect fix. Now if I could only find some that weren’t in animal prints….
On another note, when I was looking for pictures for my post today, I came across a few that I couldn’t pass up. If you remember, I recommended chest exercises for women a while back to help with….perkiness. However, there are cases where women have taken that to the extreme. Case in point- some female body builders.
Holy cow. Is the bathing suit even necessary at this point. Well, at least is help to illustrate that she is actually female. And I guess that’s why she’s worked so hard on those fingernails too- check those babies out! But if you can believe it…some women take it to an ever further extreme. Check out this poor girl.
Some one should have warned her that she was going to lose her femininity if she kept lifting so hard. At least she didn’t try to cover it up with some slinky, sheer top. Way to wear it proud #8!
Luckily, I’m no where near that level. I’m still struggling with the every day basics. After my dip accomplishment on Tuesday, I didn’t even flinch when my trainer instructed me to do 3×6 reps of pull ups with an added 25 pounds strapped around my waist for Thursdays workout. Silly me. I couldn’t even get half way up, not a chance. I tried bumping down a bit, but I couldn’t do a full pull up until I went down to 10 pounds. Nice. At that point I just decided to scrap the whole thing and do regular pull ups.
For yesterdays workout, I did 3 rep max for deadlifts. That was pretty fun since I haven’t dead lifted in a while. I didn’ t even want to off myself half way through. A true success in my book. I started at 135 and got all the way up to 235 before I failed. The good news is that even though I haven’t been dead lifting a ton, I haven’t lost any ground. In fact, I might even be a little bit better. A very wise man told me this morning (no…it wasn’t Mr. Miyagi)- “If you want to deadlift more, deadlift less.” That isn’t easy to do for those of us with paranoid, over-training tendencies, but it’s worth the struggle in the end.
So now, I’m heading into the 4th weekend with an aching back, but I’m excited. I got my bike out this week and have finally started riding again. I’m looking forward to lots of fun rides this weekend while taking in all the festivities. Yay!