I don’t mind going up in weight a little bit. This was with weighing after my birthday as well as not being able to exercise for a week. I know that it will eventually come back down, so no concerns there.
It did feel good to be back to the gym, though. I can’t confidently say that my feet are back to 100%, but I can’t continue not working out at some capacity, so I hit the gym again on Monday to do legs. I decided to do pyramid sets where I would start lighter with higher reps and work up to a heavier weight with fewer reps while resting between each set. I would then go back in the opposite order without any rest until I reached the lighter weight/higher rep. I think it gives a good strength and cardio workout. I finished up with the elliptical for 15 minutes and headed to work.
When it came down to steps, I rocked those as well. I almost had 100% of the 250+ steps per hour, but I missed on one hour. I did get well over my 10,000 steps so no worries there. I continued to not drink alcohol and tracked all of the food and drink that I put in my mouth.
The problem there is that my wife had a party at work where there were food trucks with essentially endless amounts of food to eat. I did partake and enjoy, but I logged everything that I ate. And while I did eat more than I originally planned, I was still within my allowed calories, so I don’t feel too bad about it.
NOTES FOR THE DAY:
|Squats||Pyramid 5-1-5 (37 Total Reps)||7,930 Pounds|
|Banded Hip Thrusts||Pyramid 10-5-10 (81 Total Reps)||6,355 Pounds|
|Stiff-Legged Deadlifts||Pyramid 10-5-10 (41 Total Reps)||3,525 Pounds|
|Leg Extension||Pyramid 10-5-10 (41 Total Reps)||4,620 Pounds|
|Eating/Tracking||Accurate although more than I had planned|
|250+ Steps Per Hour||13 out of 14|