Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday? I know, who says that.

Apparently, ladies who just gave birth.

I’m pretty low on sleep and have about a million work things to do before the next set of relatives join us for the rest of the week (t-minus 30-min, not looking good for me getting everything done).

So, I’m just going to do a short round-up of some miscellaneous posts and a personal update:

  • Alex Hutchinson has the breakdown of an interesting study regarding diet and hydration relating to workload at Sweatscience. It’s title says it all: Nutrition and Hydration: Science 1, Experience 0. Pretty cool info, especially if you think your body operates on some different plane than everyone else (it doesn’t).
  • This morning I received a link from Brian Levenson directing me to a Ted talk called Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire. If you’ve got about 20-minutes to spare check it out, the main points are about magic (yes, like magic tricks), pursuing your passion, and doing the impossible.
  • My new favorite equipment supplier for both commercial and home applications is Rogue Fitness. Their stuff is made is the USA, comes at very reasonable prices, and – best of all – they don’t “bend you over” on shipping rates. Sorry for the imagery. I just ordered a few things for our backyard and anticipate using them heavily for SAPT orders in the future.

Personal update: I know most people who read Saptstrength.com also frequent Stronggirlswin.com, so you’re probably aware of the “self-experiment” I’ve been running on myself throughout this pregnancy.

Now, that the birth is over, I’m beginning a new self-experiment that will last from Duke’s birthday of May 23rd through the beginning of the fall semester at Mason (August 27th). That’s just short of 15-weeks.

My personal goal is pretty darn simple: see if I can get myself into a BodPod measured and confirmed 14-16% body fat level. Why? Well, over the last 3-years I’ve been pregnant for a total of 20-months and spent the other non-pregnant 16-months learning how to balance being a mom with work.

But, another EXTREMELY important goal for me is to provide proof of success and, eventually, a framework for other new moms to gain motivation and direction from.

I simply don’t agree with the idea that once you have kids you have to accept a body that you don’t really want.

I’m quite excited and anxious to spend some serious and focused time working on ME. I’ll be documenting this process and progress over at Stronggirlswin.com.

Whoooo Hoooo, Happy Tuesday!