Wednesday, November 26, 2008

:: Day 164 - Summary ::

This has gotta be the best diet plan ever! I eat light fresh live organic stuff during the day and then get to enjoy gourmet meals for dinner! I don't even feel like I'm dieting! Life is good - 160!
I went to Costco a couple of days ago and picked up a size 8 pair of pants. In my mind, I willed myself to fit into it. Got home and hurrah, it fit like a glove. Small victories. Now I just have to figure out how not to gain weight over holiday season.

Activities: 7am KB, 36 mins, 381 cal, HRa 150, HRm 168 I feel like these days with more 12kg work, its testing my grip more than anything. I wonder if those dragonball bells with smaller handles would help this problem?? Susan?
40 2-hand swings, 12 kg, 1 min
44 2-hand swings, 12 kg, 1 min
48 2-hand swings, 12 kg, 1 min
44 2-hand swings, 12 kg, 1 min
40 2-hand swings, 12 kg, 1 min
Rest = 1 min
6 sets x 6 mins = 36 mins

8am: ABC juice blend

12pm: Small bowl of cauliflower and cabbage soup

Main meal @ home
Toasted Wheat Germ Soup (Heidi Swanson)
Caramelized Fennel (Peter Berley)


Take One Stripper Pole said...

Congratulations on the pants!!! :)

Adam & Susan said...

hi jo,
i know what you're talking about; the larger/wider the handle, the more taxing on the grip. you can do two things: work on your grip and use a KB with a narrower handle. for grip: farmer's walk with your current KB, bottoms up clean/press (with current KB or your 18#), adam's recommendation (from girevoy--for one armed swings) is making the "okay" sign (thumb over index finger) on the corner of the handle and leading with the thumb side down on the backswing, turning thumbs up on the upswing. i/he can give you more details on that if you want it. i feel your frustration with grip strength being the limiting factor for your training. keep working at it. it will get better. (remember to stretch your wrist flexors too: arm straight out in front with wrist pulled back towards you...or you can get on hands and knees in between sets to catch your breath and stretch at the same time!)

Jo said...

thanks for the tips susan & adam! Will def try it out and i guess i just have to get stronger!

Happy TG!