OFFICIALLY SIGNED UP FOR TOUGH MUDDER WHISTLER 2013!!
I am Kyle
and it's time to start being awesome.
From Ontario, living in BC.
Love health and fitness.
Agatsu Level One Kettlebell Instructor.
Follow me on Instagram @Quephrase
I came home from work yesterday, ate some pancakes and passed out.
And I don’t mean like, I had a nap after work.. I mean I passed out at 5:30pm and didn’t wake up till 4:30 this morning, just in time to get ready for work. That doesn’t usually happen so I’m a little confused.
Also, I KEEP GETTING FUCKING PARKING TICKETS.. I literally owe hundreds of dollars in parking tickets.. It’s quite stressful.
The other day my ex-girlfriend’s sister looked at me and told me that I have “really good posture”. She’s like, “remember a few years ago when you’d walk with your head down and slouch? It’s like, completely opposite now.”
And I’m thinking to myself, “fuck yeah, that’s right! I stand tall and proud now because I feel good about myself these days!”
But to her I said, “yeah, it was brutal before. Thanks for noticing!”
For real though, over the past 8 months or so I’ve actually been making a conscious effort to improve my posture because it was horrific. Head jutted out, chest caved in, rounded shoulders, hunchbacked… Just terrible.
I firmly believe that improving your posture is a combination of three things:
Proper exercise, healthy mindset/emotions and practice.
Since I began learning and practicing proper deadlift form as well as working with kettlebells my posture has improved greatly. My back became less hunched, my head and neck are in better position and my hips are looking better.
I’ve managed to make a habit of checking my posture many times throughout the day. If I notice I’m starting to slouch, I fix it. Shoulders back, open chest, etc. especially if I’m about to be face to face with someone.
Finally, the coolest thing I’ve noticed is that as my mental/emotional health improved so did my physical posture. For a long time I was in a state that I would consider to be mild depression. I wouldn’t eat much, wouldn’t sleep much.. Didn’t have a job, didn’t really do a whole lot of anything. It was all around not a good time. And this is the time period my Ex’s sister was referring to.
Since then I’ve improved my emotional healthy immensely and my outlook on life has done a complete 180. And because of that it shows in the way I stand, sit, walk and present myself to the world.
To be honest, lately I’ve begun to think I’m a little crazy because I spend so much time thinking about and focusing on improving my posture. But in the moment when she noticed a change I realized I was not even consciously thinking about it and I knew then that it had just became a part of who I am.
Lastnight was crazy. Some friends and I went downtown to a few different bars and everything was going well until we hit up McDonald’s at the end of the night. Long story short some dude tried hitting me with a chair because my drunken friend cut in line.. it was silly, I took the chair from the crazy person and he ran off.
So then today I went bouldering for the first time at The Hive in Vancouver. I had a blast! I felt totally in my element. It was such a nice challenge for me and I can’t wait to go back.
Tomorrow I’m leaving work early to go to an interview for a job at a gym by my house. I’m pretty pumped about it and I really hope they give me a job so I don’t have to work construction anymore!
Anyway, I’m totally exhausted.. off to bed!
Bacon Deluxe and chili cheese fries goddamn!
Maybe a spicy chicken wrap too…
AND A FROSTY!!!!!
5 rounds, 16kg:
10x one-arm swing per arm
6x clean and press per arm
15x two-arm swing
10x goblet squat
10x KB pushup
3x pistol squat per leg, alternating
Time: 26 minutes
Then ran two blocks as quick as I could.. Took five minutes
Total time: 31 minutes
FUN, FUN, FUN!!