You Are Defined By Your Habits

Friday, November 22, 2013

Today's Motivation:

I'll admit it - I'm guilty.  If I followed my urges, I'd sleep in, skip workouts, eat bacon cheeseburgers on the daily, obviously followed with a side of crispy, peppery fries drenched in malt vinegar.  Yum.

But, in the back of my mind I know better.  I know that habits like that aren't going to get me where I want to be.  Hence why I make myself reinforce the good habits on a daily basis.

Today's Workout:

Bench Press

We started with the bench press.  The goal was again to work up to 85% of my max.  Mine looked like this:

       Bar (45 lbs) x 5
       55 lbs x 5
       60 lbs x 5
       67.5 lbs x 5 (75% of max)
       72 lbs x 5 (80% of max)
       76.5 lbs x 11 (85% of max for max reps)

We then moved into a skill circuit of push-ups.  I worked on the strict push-up and the ring push-ups for 3 sets of 5 reps.

We finished the workout with a 3 minute "as-many-reps-as-possible" burpee challenge.  

Fun, fun, fun.

I managed 30 reps in 3 minutes.  And then I thought I might die.

Burpee AMRAP Challenge - that's me in the black

Up close and personal mid-burpee

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  And can I get a "hell yeah" for the short holiday work week next week? 

Look for my Game Chili recipe this weekend (that I failed to post on Thursday because I'm a slacker).  Next week I will try my best to get back on schedule.  Life has been a little crazy as of late.


  1. whoo hooo and you need a hell yeh for all that work you're putting in

    1. Thanks Dominique!! It's a daily challenge!


Thank you so much for reading Barbells and Bellinis! If you'd like to leave a comment and don't have a Google, Live Journal, Wordress, Typepad, or AIM Acccount, you can simply choose the "Name/URL" option in the Select Profile drop-down menu below and enter your name (nor URL necessary).

Also, please enter your email address above if you would like to receive notifications of new Barbells and Bellinis posts. If you'd like to send me an email, click on the envelope graphic at the top right of the page.

Blogging tips