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a couple more 555s

May 6th, 2012 at 04:05 am

May 3 - did manage to get the 1 liter of water by drinking the rest at bed time.

May 4 - got about 3/4 l of water, got 8 hrs sleep, ate avocado green, cucumber and lettuce green, red cabbage, orange carrot, along with a dab of yellow egg salad on a cracker. Trainer had me do a new exercise: the overhead kettlebell swing. I didn't concentrate on locking my wrists so I was dangerously tippy. After a couple of sets he had me switch to three-quarter high swings. He also had me do one-arm snatches with a 20lb dumbbell...(good practice for lifting turkeys out of grocery freezers), but those weren't new. Good day all around for the 555.

I'm about to use the last of the beef - beef shank and bones for beef soup. Plan on making a simple beef vegetable soup with at least five colors so I'll set myself up for a few days next week.

3 Responses to “a couple more 555s”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Nice work! I have thought it would be a thrill to do more than one of my 5s in a single day...since mine are all similar things (workouts) it's less likely, but could happen!

  2. Jerry Says:

    How are the kettlebells treating you? My wife got me one for Christmas, and it leads to more residual muscle soreness than almost any exercise I have ever done. Hey, as long as I have some insurance of results, it's totally worth it, and I love the simplicity.
    Jerry

  3. baselle Says:

    Kettlebells are the only way that I got rid of my back fat ... those little lumps that the bra strap squishes. They are a deceptively good workout, as you have noticed. Let your hips help provide the power when you swing and it will be better. I'm moving my way up on them - the single arm snatches with a kettlebell vs a dumbbell are particularly hard because you have to snap your wrist just right else your forearm gets whacked.

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