Tuesday 11/12/2013 — 245lbs ** 1 1/2 mile jog, no sprints, the track was a little snow covered, and not too bad, but it was slick in spots. Had a great shoulder/arm workout at the gym. **Diet right on the money.
Wednesday 11/13/2013 — 244lbs INTERVAL GOAL #2 REACHED **No jog this morning, straight to the gym, and another great LEG workout, I
Gym shot (Photo credit: Tyson Cecka)
forgot I was now doing ab work on LEG day, dam. I am feeling great, my fitness level is starting to improve by leaps and bounds. I was completely drained after my workout, but recovery took no more time than I was in the shower. As soon as I was toweled off, my energy was back up to 100%. When the focus is on fitness, and not solely weight loss, the body responds much differently. **Diet right on the money.
Thursday 11/14/2013 — 244lbs ** **1 mile jog and 4 100 yard “sprints” over 2 1/4 mile laps. I really wanted to do 1 1/2 miles, but the rain was starting up. Had a great chest/back workout at the gym . *** Diet right on the money!
Friday 11/15/2013 — 243lbs **Only managed a mile this morning, once again I simply couldn’t get out of the house on time, and to make it worse, I didn’t get in any “sprints” just didn’t have the time. Once at the gym things got better and I had another great workout with the weights, shoulders/arms. **Diet right on the money!
Saturday 11/16/2013 — 243lbs** Nice and easy 1/2 mile jog before heading to the gym. It was chilly, but above freezing, I wish I had jogged another 1/2 mile. LEG workout at the gym, and it started out as only being good,
English: an exercise of calves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
but became great, although not for the right reason. I was doing calf raises on the leg press machine, when one of the personal trainers interrupted me in the middle of a set. While not acceptable, I can sometimes understand someone new to the gym, but this was a personal trainer, he should know better. Granted there was only about 510 lbs on the sled, but come on; he couldn’t wait a few seconds to ask a question. I had to brace myself in the seat because I was simply shocked and I ended up pulling my glute medius and piriformis a bit (I had to go to my office and treat it, thankfully I am able to do so). I am baffled at what goes on in the gym anymore; loud conversations, yelling to people across the facility, setting cups of hot coffee on equipment, the other day someone bumped into my head while I was benching, I even saw a couple playing kissy face… I love the sounds of grunting, banging weights and other training noises, hearing all that feeds energy, but this other b.s. — come on!
Am I wrong for expecting the gym to be a place to workout?
Anyway, I channeled my frustration into one hell of a workout, but I was still so shocked that I ended up forgetting to do abs — again. I made a decision to get a set of headphones and start listening to my own music while lifting. I’m really not a fan of headphones, I don’t like any extraneous crap around me. I don’t even carry a water bottle. I go in and workout, and I am usually good about blocking out everything and focusing, but this is just getting to be too much and I can’t risk getting injured because of all the distractions. The old days of everyone doing hard training and being considerate of others seems to be of a bygone time, so I must adapt. **Diet right on the money.
Sunday 11/17/2013 — 243lbs. **I only managed 2 miles this morning, my glute medius was letting me know it was injured, so I cut the distance a little short, and only did 4 100 yard sprints over 1/2 mile. Still felt great when I was done, that is except for my ass, but what they hell, can’t have everything. **Diet right on the money!
Monday 11/18/2013 — 243lbs. Usually, I don’t jog on Monday, but it was just so pleasant out, temperature was about 55 degrees and the moon was full and illuminating, I just had to go out and get in a short jog . Glute and piriformis seem to be recovered, I will keep treating them this week. Only did 1/2 mile, wasn’t awake early enough to go any farther, it was so peaceful, except for the bat that swooped me. Had a great chest/back workout at the gym. I am feeling fantastic, so much so, that I decided to add 2 more sets of chest and 2 more sets of back, super-set of course: Machine benches and dead-lifts, I will probably bring them up to 4 sets each after Thanksgiving.. **Diet right on the money!
Aloha, Ciao and Stay Healthy,
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