Not too long ago I was using an app (or rather, trying 1,290,438,423 different apps) to track my workouts, something I bitched about recently. Well, since I couldn’t find one that did exactly what I wanted, I decided to utilize Excel instead and have been using pen & paper to track while lifting, and loading it manually up to Excel when I am done. Well, last Wednesday I forgot to complete the pen & paper part completely. My Excel is only at work as I am too cheap to buy it for myself, so what did I do? I guessed at the actual weights I lifted. And I found I guessed heavy.

The good news is that I was still able to do all 10 rounds at the weights I tried. The bad news is that it makes it that much more difficult to continue going forward. De-loading is not something I enjoy doing but it is a necessary evil when it comes to weight lifting. Skipping ahead a week or 2 gets me closer to having to do that.


It doesn’t look like it is a huge difference (I just realized I should add the actual numbers here) but it is essentially an extra 750 pounds of total volume on two of my smallest muscles – biceps and triceps. While it is good to get that extra volume, I hate when I do things incorrectly.

So today was a pretty good day. I only had a couple of meetings at work and otherwise I was able to do my thing. I got my workout in, got lots of stepping done (finished the day with over 12,000 steps) and… well, okay, my food choices were not all that great. But it’s a work in progress! The train had issues on the way home, had to get on the roof to recover the made area and barely had any time to relax.

But that’s life. Gotta make the best of it.

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” ~Unknown

2 thoughts on “Day 13 – What Happens When You Forget?

  1. This is a much better approach than I use…
    I tend to forget to write stuff down and then attempt to guess next time… that is despite owning about 20000 “gym diary” things!

    You have inspired me to be more organised!

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