“You are just me, living a different life.” -Aubrey Marcus
I’m not sure if it’s the pool or the remote location, but house-sitting seems to have taken my podcast consumption to another level. Having caught up on all my usual ear snacks, I sought and found a new-to-me podcast and, oh man, was it good. The Rules of Success Podcast Episode #40 features Kate Galliett. I found it to be an awesome conversation. I’ll tease you with what I found to be some of the highlights:
- Who’s your Kevin right now? Who are you Kevin to? Who are the people who are helping you develop as a human?
- There’s more than one road to Rome. But not Ahwatukee.
- Take what’s good and leave the rest. There’s something to take away from any situation.
- How you do one thing is how you do everything. If Kevin trains with shitty form Kevin carries the groceries with shitty form. I think you could extrapolate this further, too. How you train is how you work is how you love, etc…
- We find who we need to. How neural drive can translate to the intangible components of life, pulling energy and people to us. It’s the Law of Attraction!
So, who are your Kevins…?
19 July | Sunday
Active Rest Day
Dog-walk + an aerial fitness class
DTP 45DNC Day 05 (10)
18 July | Saturday
Mobility | 10:00
Workout | EMOM x30:00 (95#)
Deadlift – Hang Clean – High Hang Clean – Push Press
swapped Front Squat for the Push Press half way through
Stretch Class | 20:00
DTP 45DNC Day 04 (10)
17 July | Friday
Workout | 30:00
Wall balls x5
Stretch | 20:00
DTP 45DNC Day 03 (10)
The last few workouts have been all about keeping the wheels greased and seeing how the body feels. I’m a good kinda sore from the barbell EMOM on Saturday. Sunday’s aerial fitness class focused on stretching and mobility, and that felt good. I continue to work on sleeping in a good position, trying not to irritate the shoulder or the hip. Things are moving in the right direction; I’m feeling better than last week.
Coming off the first weekend of the Nutrition Challenge, I found that I’m eating more carbs than I thought I was, though the Qwest bars could be a contributing factor. As I’ve killed the box of bars already, I’ll be switching to the protein powder this week. We’ll see how that changes the breakdown. I’m still working on getting that protein number up to where it should be, but being back in my own kitchen can’t hurt.
I’ve exceeded my daily allotment of calories as determine by My Fitness Pal on two of the challenge days so far. I don’t sweat it because I don’t log my activities. It’s my understanding that the calories are a rough target, but that we should put more emphasis on hitting the macros. I suppose this depends on the individual and where they are at. How is that ALWAYS the answer!?
I don’t log my activities because it seems so imprecise, so relative. What one person considers rough, another might find easy. This article from NPR links to an activity compendium which is very extensive and very specific. Where do you draw a boundary between exercise and activity? My personal aim is be more active overall, so I try not to compartmentalize which activity “counts” and which doesn’t. But then again, I guess it comes down to the individual.
So when it comes to the fitness apps, and life, the benefit isn’t in the tool, it’s in how you use it. Thanks, Katy Bowman.