Heeeeey everyone! So today’s post is going to be super short and sweet as I am currently getting ready to fly out to be with my family for the weekend. I promise when I return that I will have more fitness posts for you guys. Truth is, I’ve been busy working behind the scenes updating my recipes and also rearranging my workouts so they’re easy to find based on what you’re looking for. Kind of like a recipage for workouts! If I have to do less updating every time I write a post it’ll give me more time to write and film workouts, which is exactly what I’m looking for.
Ok well in typical Chelsey fashion I still have things to get together so here is my short and sweet Friday Faves & Confessions.
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
I don’t know what it is about this song but I’m really loving it (this is the first time I’ve seen the video, not a huge fan). It makes me want to dance and I like listening to it while I’m doing mobility/accessory work.
I am that annoying person who listens to songs on repeat. When I was prepping for my competition my two favourite songs to practice my posing to were French Montata ‘Pop That‘ and Sean Paul ‘She doesn’t mind (remix)‘. I would listen to them over and over and over and I never got sick of them.
Glute Ham Raise
I love this thing. It develops the booty and hammies so well and there are a bunch of variations you can do with it with added weight, bands, and different foot positions. Problem is, a lot of people don’t properly use this piece of equipment which is a shame.
Here’s a little video on the glute ham by Bret Contreras.
I did max glute ham raise superset with 20 split squats per leg for 3 rounds (getting 13-16 reps on the glute ham raise) on Tuesday….and my ass is still very sore despite rolling and stretching.
I love me some good murder mystery shows, especially all the weird ones about killer kids and evil twins. I find it terribly interesting to find out what makes people tick and sends them over the edge. Weird? Maybe, but I’m obviously not the only one who likes them. Steve thinks it’s a little odd that I like these shows but hate any kind of scary movie. Scary movies are gory and over the top, these shows are based on true events. I also love that you can watch most of their shows online, even in Canada! Yay for Canadian sites.
When I was working in administration at my last job I had lots of downtime. However I only had limited internet access (ya, one of those places that doesn’t let you on certain sites) but I could get onto Wikipedia and we all know how dangerous that site can be. I don’t know how or why but for some reason or another I started looking up random serial killer bios. John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Paul Bernardo (weird side fact, Paul Bernardo lived about 10 minutes away from where I grew up in St. Catharines, creepy). Again I had this fascination with how these people become the evil monsters they did. I did minor in criminology in University and have always had a peculiar yearning to know what sets people off.
I have mentioned before that I’ve had bouts of anxiety. I found it really difficult to get a good night’s sleep while I was going through this but noticed that listening to music seemed to help. One day I was on my phone and I came across this hypnosis app from Joseph Clough and since it was free I downloaded it. Since then I have listened to his stuff almost every night before I go to sleep.
He has a bunch of different topics that he covers and the majority of them are free to download (I’ve never paid for any of them). The topics range from reducing anxiety, being grateful, achieving your goals, procrastination, the law of attraction, being positive, and a slew of others. It’s not that I totally believe in hypnosis or anything, but I do find his mp3’s to be extremely relaxing and stress reducing. It really clears my head and helps me fall asleep.
When I was younger I tried to hypnotize my little sister into cleaning my room and basically being my slave. It didn’t work.
Have a great weekend folks! I’ll be back next week with lots of pictures from the weekend!