Alright so I’m going to just have a log for workouts here. The idea, hopefully, is that I’ll be able to make these visually interesting at some point. And my web development skill will progress enough that I can organize this all in a decent way, even if it mostly means hiding most of the fitness log stuff. I don’t want to split this all up into different sites and platforms, because I’ve had multiple sites before and don’t like having to decide where I’ll post something.
Here I am blogging about blogging again.
Anyway. Today’s workout:
- Simple & Sinister (10×10 swings, 10×1 get-ups) — while watching Cobra Kai
- 20 kg two-handed swings
- 6 kg kettlebell for the get-ups.
- Treadmill walking (while watching Westworld)
- 20 mins with Nike Reacts on
- 15 mins with Xero Prios
- 10 mins with Nike Reacts
I’ve been trying to get 90 minutes of movement in every day during quarantine. I’ve done some very unscientific tracking but it’s pretty clear that days with workouts are better than days without.
Which reminds me of something Kelly McGonigal (author of Joy of Movement) says in her interview on The Unmistakable Creative:
”You should not expect, when your alarm goes off, to crave getting out of bed and putting on your sneakers and going for a walk. You should expect, that a couple minutes into it, you’re going to be so glad you did. And you have to learn to trust that process and be familiar with it. Even someone like me, I love movement. I’m like in love with what it’s done for me and my life. And I don’t want to do it when I wake up in the morning. That paradox is real and I don’t let that be a decider.”
I know that I’ll feel better after working out. The day will be better in almost every way. And still I need to convince myself to get started in the morning.
But I’m learning to trust the process.
Anyway, I really want to clean up my form on the swings. Going to practice some hip hinging.
I have a 28 kg kettlebell on the way so I’m going to need to practice some patience when it arrives. I’ll keep it to the kettlebell progressions (deadlift, hike, single-rep swings) for some number of workouts before using it for two-handed swings.
It’s been great having the kettlebells around during quarantine.