If you’re out in public and I see you’re not wearing any protective headgear does that give me the right to smash in your skull with a hammer? I mean you asked for it, since you’re not wearing something to protect your head.
On Friday marks 6 months since I started CrossFit. While I’ve made progress, I’d like to make more than I did these first 6 months. I’ve made a list of goals and made them “SMART” goals, with time frames and how I’m going to do it:
1. Reach 140 lbs (at about 185 currently)
2. Be able to run more than 3 miles pain free (can’t even do one)
3. Back Squat my bodyweight (1RM is 135?)
4. Perform a strict pullup (using black band currently, can only do 2 with green)
5. Be able to do 20 pushups without modification (can only do 2 right now)
How I will do it:
1. Eat healthy, only go out to eat or have outside food up to 2x a week. Avoid junk snacks. Go to the gym 4 times a week minimum.
2. Work on calf/hip mobility. Strengthen hips and calves and continue working with ortho/PT.
3. Work on squat technique, practice squats outside of Crossfit at least one time a week. Work on hip mobility exercises. Practice “third world squat” as part of mobility.
4. Practice pullups with the band, attempt to decrease compensation needed for pullups. Try jumping pullups/negatives 2x a week.
5. Follow one hundred pushups program, work on form. 3x a week practice outside of class.
When I will do it:
1. By end of October, see the 160s? End of January, 150s or 140s. we’ll see. This isn’t definite, as weight loss can be unpredictable as can I. Final deadline-ish will be next July. Of course, if I see improvement in my strength and whatnot I may change my mind about how I want to look and all that. We will see. I will weigh in once every two weeks as a check, and of course, clothes fitting better will also count more than pounds lost/gained.
2. Can’t give a timeline on this. Gotta go real slow, hoping by end of 2014.
3. January 2015.
4. Green band by end of year, one pullup by July 2015.
5. October 2014. I hope!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
I could go on for days, but this quote sums it up nicely. You look
at these minimum wage jobs with zero benefits, and people are still saying over and over that there should be no health care reform. At all.
Aside from the fact that these jobs don’t even allow workers to heat their homes, pay for housing and transportation, and put put food on the table. These jobs don’t even want to give the most basic of healthcare.
Things have to change. I am not sure how, but I just don’t understand how Americans can watch their fellow man suffer in this terrible market and compete for jobs that are only short term solutions.
Also, fuck wal-mart. (via meesharose)