As I was watching the first few episodes of Dexter Season 4 last night, I started to think that this guy was on to something. He endures the stresses of daily life- the emotion, other people’s BS, the nagging wife, sleep deprivation, etc. But when he gets fed up, he does something about it. He takes his dark passenger out for a cruise, and he eliminates all the angst and aggression that builds in his daily life. Genius! So really, all you have to do is whack some one on a fairly regular basis, and you should be able to deal with just about anything life sends your way. Like dieting, for example. If I could just go out and choke some one every now and then, it might make this whole calorie restriction thing a LOT easier. Craving pizza? No problem, just slap the sh*t out of some one. This could seriously be an award winning theory. I need to get this into the research phase asap.
The good news is that when I do actually cheat and eat real food, I lift a lot better. The bad news is that I seriously feel like I have a beer belly now. It’s amazing how hard you have to work to lose a pound, and how ridiculously easy it is to gain it back. Terrible.
Yesterday’s bench workout was actually kind of fun. I did 5×2 at 135 pounds. I think this a bit under where I’ve been at 4 weeks out for previous meets, but I’m still okay with that. Considering that I didn’t bench for a full 2 months last winter, and that I’ve lost over 10 pounds…I think it’s great. I felt strong for the first time in a while, and I (in my opinion) did a good job of correcting my form in order to gut out the last few reps. Yay me! Next up was some close grip bench. This was another one that I hadn’t done in forever. It was hurting my shoulders a lot for a while so it got nixed completely from my training program. I missed it though. I was always pretty good at close grip. I did 3×3 at 95 pounds yesterday just to test the waters. It was nice. The weight kind of felt like it was floating up, another reason why I love close grip! Last it was skull crushers and dumb bell rows…my favorite.
After my workout I went home and made dieter’s meatloaf. I swear I won’t turn this into a food blog, but I just wanted to mention that meatloaf is a fantastic way to hide all sorts of stuff that you’re supposed to eat. Having trouble choking down brown rice? Throw it in the meatloaf! Trying to get in more veggies, but can’t stand the thought of another spinach “salad” with no dressing….food process the crap out of it and then throw it in the meat loaf! I used ground turkey and some extra, super duper lean ground beef and mixed it with spinach, garlic, onion, and two hot peppers. Voila! Tasty green meatloaf! Alright, so maybe it’s not the best meatloaf I’ve ever made, but it sure beats another chicken breast!!