Monthly Archives: April 2015

The “After” Myth

Can Anybody Hear Me?

DURING

After.

It’s here.

In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.”

I now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending on the day), and standing at 5-foot 6-inches, that measurement means that After is very, very here. But, before you congratulate me, dear readers…if I have any…and dear friends and family who I know follow this blog… I have to come clean with you: I don’t feel like I’m at After. I’m terrified of being at After. And, I don’t like that After is here.

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The tagline of my blog is “uncovering myself one pound at a time.” For most of this blog, I’ve spoken strongly about how my relationship with food and myself was what caused my weight struggles. I stand by that. The thing is, the symptoms have resolved faster than I’ve been able to…

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DIY Weightlifting Platform with Squat Stand Attached

Ohh good idea

Garage Gym Reviews

A weightlifting platform is something that is not needed. It takes up a lot of space, is very heavy, and can be somewhat costly. However, if you are practicing the olympic lifts I say without a doubt that it is an essential piece to your garage gym. I see it being similar to using a bearing barbell. If you’ve never used one, you don’t know what you’re missing. However, once you feel the soles of your weightlifting shoes pound onto the wooden platform during a split jerk, you can’t go back. Also, it deadens the sound of the barbell which is good for your neighbors or sleeping children. So I decided to make one of my own, and it’s been a wonderful addition to my garage.

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She’s gorgeous

What You Will Need:

Supplies:

  • 4  4’x8′ 3/4″ Pieces of Cheap Plywood
  • 1 4’x8′ 3/4″ Piece of Quality Plywood (A/B or A/C…

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