Workout Summary: 11.14.18

Well, it’s been a good bit but I made it back to the gym today. I’ve decided I need a bit of help, especially in winter, so I’ll be buying more personal training sessions for my birthday at the end of the month. Then I’ll be back on the fitness train!

I got in a pretty good total body workout today. Decently well-rounded and I managed to push myself a bit, too.

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Workout Summary: 10.12.18

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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A man doing dead lifts

Workout Summary: 8.27.18

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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Shattered glass

One Rep Max: Workout Summary, 5.17.17

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!

Barbell weights

Workout Summary: 5.14.17

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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Man hiking a snow-covered mountain

Workout Summary: 12.19.16

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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Workout Summary: 12.5.16

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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