So as I said yesterday, I was told by the doctor that I could start lifting again. I didn’t mention to them that I have been doing everything but chest, back and shoulders… but I’ll let that slide. So Wednesday I decided to go really light and try out what I could do. And I found that I have a very long way to go.
I started with bench press going light and immediately had a little pain. It wasn’t the kind of pain that makes you want to stop, but the kind of pain that means my shoulder is going to hate me for a while. I did as much as I could, maxing out at almost half of my previous maximum weight. I then did some incline bench press which was even worse. I pushed a little, but not too much.
Other than that I did some walking, lots of walking through the day despite my meetings, ate lunch with my coworkers but kept it all under control and didn’t eat anything once I got home (despite wanting to) and had a really good day overall.
I am just hoping that next week will be a bit less stressful. This week has been very busy and I have had more time in meetings than I have working, so I have to play catch up a bit. But it’s okay… comes with the paycheck I suppose.
NOTES FOR THE DAY:
|Bench Press||10×70/10×90/7×115/3×140||2,825 pounds total|
|Incline Bench Press||10×70/8×90/6×11/3×120||2,440 pounds total|
|Incline Treadmill||10% Grade||20 minutes @ 2.8 mph|
|Eating/Tracking||Tracked everything and stayed in my limits|
|250+ Steps Per Hour||11 out of 14|
** Denotes weight per hand