Week Eighteen: Easter Gains
As this goes out, it’s six years since we lost Melody. 1st April is a shitty date for us, making Easter Sunday on the same date a bittersweet kick in the nuts. There should be five Easter eggs sat there, five piles of little eggs found from across the house. She should be here, stuffing her face with the others, chocolate melted across her cheeks and hands.
It’s not fair.
(Apologies, as this is going out a day late).
It’s also a kick in the diet.
(I’m having chocolate; you can’t stop me, Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!).
Okay, so the Easter gains have been a bit of a flat subject. Whereas I should be upping the weights on the bars, I’ve stuck with the same as the last week of the phase. I’m not even sure why, just happened, and after I kind of went “Ah… oops.” My deadlift is still at 43.5kg. That’s the heaviest I own, and even then they’re so wide I can’t put the spin-lock collars on so I can’t add small ones.
Extra Easter gains
Next week, I’ll have to break out the resistance bands. I did have a quick go at deadlifting with a band, but it was the longest and thinnest, and not very resistant.
An unbelievable lack of sleep for three nights in a row meant I started to get behind with the exercises and the blog post itself. So I decided to do Days 4 and 5 in one go. Honestly, it wasn’t too bad! The exercises were of different enough muscles and muscle groups that it didn’t affect the other. It’s the great irony of this program that once you get into the routine of the workouts you then move on to something else.
Unfortunately, either an error on my part, or something wrong with the scales, my weight has gone back up to 140kg! Shit.
DID YOU KNOW?
The largest recorded Easter egg hunt consisted of 501,000 eggs that were searched for by 9,753 children and their parents at the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, in 2007. Holy hidden chocolate Batman!