Monday Bacon: Uh Oh

We had a wonderful holiday weekend with both my crew and Bigg’s. Having all three of my keiki in one place makes for a very happy Ma. I tried to watch my food without being an attention whoring PIA. I succeeded…or at least I thought I did. On Saturday evening, as I was lugging my overextended somali baby tummy around, I was trying to figure out why I’m so freaking full. While eating lunch at 4pm and dinner at 9pm was a contributor, the real culprit for feeling like uck all weekend was this…

It started with chocolate eggs last week…dipped in a 5# tub of creamy peanut butter. Oh so good! It continued on when the Easter Bunny started forming baskets and ended last night with a piece of lamb cake. OK!!!! A piece and a half.

Now I’m stuck with a sugar hangover and quite honestly, I’ll take a Finnish Vodka and Sprite hangover any day to the sugar counterpart. A headache for a day is nothing compared to the bloated, unmotivated, and blobby feel I’ll have for the next couple of days. Poor me.

So back to the drawing board I go. Sugar cleanse, amp the protein and salads, and train harder than last week. And water. Lots and lots of water. I’ll be feeling better by Wednesday, I hope. And I’m just so very happy that there’s not another sugar holiday for at least…three days. The Oz man turns 13 on Wednesday, cake of some sort will be involved. Sigh….

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

Marvin Gaye

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For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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