Running in the mornings T, W, Th: street runs with hills, no pushups or burpees. This afternoon was a core hammer workout to be noted below.
WSJ has a pretty icky piece on snail facials, which is spa facial treatments consisting of having snails slither all over your face. I personally would rather have snails slither all over my face than join the 85% of Americans with this disgraceful crap in their kitchens. This AdAge piece makes the interesting allegation that the mainstream American diet hasn’t changed much over the past few decades.
“Consider Pinnacle Foods, a 12-year-old company which over the years has acquired a who’s-who list of classic pantry brands like Birds Eye, Hungry Man, Vlasic, Duncan Hines and Mrs. Butterworth’s – one of which can be found in 85% of American households.”
Vlasic makes some good pickles, and Birds Eye frozen veggies can sub when no good fresh ones are available, but come on, I mean, for chrissakes, Mrs. Butterworth’s isn’t even syrup. As sales of Spam continue to rise, the marketeers assert: “There is clearly a movement toward health and wellness, but the bulk of consumption is still in the mainstream, indulgent flavors.”
More than a movement toward health and wellness would be nice, but not so much for the shareholders. Hormel, makers of Spam, make the following outrageously wrong claim on their website (emphasis added):
“Hormel Foods is active through the Hormel Foods Charitable Trust, which focuses its community giving on education, hunger and health. We invite you to become more familiar with the diverse array of wholesome and great-tasting foods that are part of the Hormel brand—as relevant, delicious and high-quality as ever.”
The Hormel product line consists entirely of highly processed factory farm meats. The same can be said about most of the US population.
Core Hammer: full sweats and weight vest
Floor wipes x 20
Metronome x 30
Zercher good morning x 10
Squat x 10 <–or substitute any other full body-type exercise that will NOT mess up you stupid shoulder that got you condemned to PT
Seated waist twist x 20
Crunch x 10 (the vest makes a difference all right!)
Do the above circuit FIVE times. Stretch it out…slow down the exercises. The above took an hour and now my core is, indeed, hammered. Have fun!