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I had originally thought I was just not going to post the rest of the week.  It just hasn’t been the best of weeks for me.  But I woke up on Saturday and decided I needed to stick with it.  I am not yet even halfway through my project and I can’t give up yet.  Sure, there will be times I take breaks, but I need to stay consistent.

One problem is I don’t think I’ve made enough changes in my diet to see changes in my body, at least not to the capacity that I want.  So I think I am going to have to make some more changes.

As far as the gym goes, I just need to wait out letting my shoulder heal and start up my circuit training again.  I think running may permanently be off the board at this point, I don’t know.  Things felt great all week and that changed quickly (but that’s a story for tomorrow – also, I said I’d quit complaining).

Anyway, Thursday was a good day at the gym.  I did a bicep/tricep circuit for my workout.  I didn’t do the 21s I have been doing because – surprise – my biceps were pretty sore!  So I just did a nice circuit to keep moving, sweating and building those muscles.  The circuit was basically doing all 3 sets of bicep exercises with no rest, resting 90 seconds and doing all 3 sets of tricep exercises with no rest.  I repeated this for 3 total rounds.  Then I did a bit on the treadmill to finish it off.

Food the majority of this week has been bad and Thursday was no different.  I wish I could easily change my relationship with food.  I’ve tried before and it works, but then weeks or months (or even years later) something happens that triggers old habits and I start eating like crap again.  Work in progress for sure.

NOTES FOR THE DAY:

Exercise Reps/Notes Volume/Time
Barbell Curls 3 circuits @ 8×60 lbs 1,440 total pounds
Dumbbell Curls** 3 circuits @ 10×25 lbs 750 total pounds
Cable Curls 3 circuits @ 10×43 lbs 1,290 total pounds
Skullcrushers 3 circuits @ 8×60 lbs 1,440 total pounds
One Arm Kickbacks** 3 circuits @ 10×15 lbs 450 total pounds
Tricep Extensions 3 circuits @ 10×53 lbs 1,590 total pounds
Treadmill 9% grade 20 min. @ 3 mph
Eating/Tracking Didn’t track and over-ate
Steps 13,161
250+ Steps Per Hour 11 out of 14
Sobriety 114 days

**Denotes weight per hand

Friday was an even worse day.  I decided to stay up and watch the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad Denver Broncos game on Thursday Night Football and so I didn’t get to sleep when I normally would.  That, and I had been staying late much of the week so I had decided to get in to work a bit later than usual.  Because of that, I decided I wasn’t going to go to the gym either.  May as well get a little break in.

Work was pretty busy, especially for a Friday and I didn’t get much walking done either.  I kind of threw the whole towel in for the day when it came to exercise, food and everything.  Luckily I kicked myself in the butt and got back on the wagon.

I have been thinking of some more strict food regimen.  As much as I want to stick to eat things you like in moderation, it never seems to work out for me.  So I may be going back to delicious chicken salads for a while.  We’ll see…

NOTES FOR THURSDAY:

Exercise Reps Volume/Time
Active Time  None 13 minutes
Eating/Tracking Didn’t track and over-ate
Steps 6,682
250+ Steps Per Hour 6 out of 14
Sobriety 115 days

 

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