Every once in a while, though, somebody will say something that really just sticks in my craw and it becomes very hard to stay disengaged. Usually it comes in the form of self-serving ridiculousness such as "Anti-harassment policies are part of a deliberate campaign to oppress white men, the real minority!" or "I don't have anything against gays, I just want them to be silent, invisible, and totally divested of most of the rights I take for granted every day! Or just quit being gay. That works too." or "[People of opposite political stripe] do nothing but call us nasty names. What a bunch of assholes!"
My response to this sort of short-circuited thinking is to head for the keyboard for the literary equivalent of "It's high noon, and I'm callin' you out!" But I know from bitter experience that this doesn't solve anything, and just makes for bad feelings all around. So I stop, take a deep breath, and do my best to let it go.
Occasionally I write about how hard it is not to get in a fight about it.
Anyway! On to the workout report.
Lower Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 75 lbs (medium)
Arm Extensions: 2 set 10 reps @ 95 lbs (medium)
Upper Back: 2 set 10 reps @ 80 lbs (medium)
Vertical Traction: 2 sets 10 reps @ 115 lbs (medium/tough)
Shoulder Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 45 lbs (medium/tough)
Chest Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 60 lbs (medium/tough-- different machine than usual)
Cable Cross: 2 sets 10 reps @ 70 lbs (medium/tough)
Squat Lift: 2 sets 10 reps @ 50 lbs (medium)
Arm Curls: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (easy/tough)
Leg Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 160 lbs (medium/tough)
Ab Crunch: (skipped)
Weight: 322 lbs
It took a lot of discipline to go into the gym this morning. I'm still recovering from last week's franticness, and the desire to goof off is strong. But I managed to go in anyway. I notice that Skippy the Wonder Scale says I've regained 13 pounds since Sunday. Dorky thing.