Even though it’s only begun to get cold and rainy, the lack of motivation to work out is real. I’m happy to say I made it to the gym today and squeaked out a pretty decent total body workout in about 30 minutes, even though I was having trouble focusing.
The thing is, I’ve felt great being back at the gym. Present. Healthy. Sexy. All that good stuff I was looking to regain. And taking a break for a week (or two; I’m not sure) got me feeling like I used to: spacey, depressed, and passive. Just that quickly.
I’ve loved being in my own body (and mind) lately so it’s imperative that I keep working out. I know I only did a short one today but it was better than nothing. And hey, I went up in weight in a few things too, so it wasn’t all bad!
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Damn, it feels really good to be writing one of these again. Where have I been? I’m sure the answer to that question will be dealt with in a proper entry. Until then, suffice it to say that I’m trying to get back in the gym.
I went on my own, no trainer, and manged to power through a damn fine total body workout. I wrote down things I’d like to do and before I knew it, an hour went by. Nice! I also surprised myself with the weights I could handle (though I’m sure I’ll feel it tomorrow).
I’ve been trying to run on the weekends and two of my best friends and I get together every Wednesday to do sprints. My wife and I will start yoga and dancing (and maybe even self defense classes).
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Wow. Just wow. I totally crushed my weight goals for squat and bench press! I couldn’t be happier! Check this shit out:
Squat: 135 lbs!
Bench press: 90 lbs!
This makes me feel so capable, so strong. I feel so much renewed enthusiasm for my workouts and so much more confident in my body and what it can do!
We’ll be going back to the bulk-building, high rep/low weight lifts starting Friday. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
This weekend really got away from me. I meant to keep up with my regular schedule to be ready for Wednesday’s max-out but time just flew. I did manage to get to the gym for an hour on Sunday and did a well-rounded total body workout. It was great!
I got to work out with my JLab Epic2 bluetooth earbuds for the first time and they were amazing! Check them out if you’re in the market.
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Next, on an all-new One Rep Max….
Well, that was intense. Because of the crazy amount of warming up and resting, I only got to max out on two exercises. They were great, though! Here’s what I did:
Deadlift: 155 lbs!
Lat pull-down: 112.5 lbs!
Next week, we’ll continue on with bench press and squats. Hopefully, I can set my Goal meter on fire!
Beware the ides of March.
My first day back at the gym after a LONG, ridiculous winter. Pretty much a small tear in my elbow kept me from training while I was away from town and we came back to a terrible living situation. Now that things are calmed down, I’m ready to build muscles.
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Today was my first “real” workout session without Trainer Nick. He left me pretty detailed instructions, which is great. Now it’s a matter of personal motivation.
I find it pretty tough to stay focused on my own. I need to find an accounti-buddy. And learn how to clear my mind. But I think I did a good job for my first time. Wednesday should be better.
Overall, I’m trying to get a head start on all the holiday madness that ensues when I visit my family for Xmas. Hopefully, I’ll be able to brave it better and make better decisions about what I put in and do with my body while I’m home.
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I kind of got hurt on my session today. It was strange. It’s not really a direct injury, more of a tension/compression problem in my neck. And it happened while I was working my legs.
See, I was maxing-out on the hack-squat machine and I pulled up on the handles without noticing how much I was flexing my neck. Like a lot of people, I tend to use my neck when I mean to use other muscles. I’m learning to relax it and focus on the muscles I’m actually working but when I’m doing a newer exercise, it’s tough to remember.
I felt queasy and a really dull pain in my whole neck. It even extended up through my scalp to my forehead. We had to modify my workout. I felt terrible. Such a stupid mistake. It’s calming down a bit but still feels tense.
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Did a lot of re-testing and testing for new exercises today. Very exciting. Also, I started learning how to clean and press. So much technique involved. Later, I would find that even though I didn’t use much weight, the motions really work out everything; I was sore for days.
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Today was supposed to be my HIIT day but I had a super upset stomach and didn’t think I could weather all that running. I told Trainer Nick I’d rather lift so we proceeded to LIFT ALL THE THINGS.
It was glorious. I even beat my squat weight from the other day and at a higher rep! It felt so good to just lift shit all day.
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