Trying to live a healthier lifestyle; a more active lifestyle.
I have been terrible about working out and/or posting about working out. I don’t think it’s that I lack the motivation really. I went to the gym twice last week and did strength workouts. Granted, they were short. I’ll post about them here:
I did a lunch run, 3.1 miles, 28min. I believe I posted about it here.
Then I went to the gym after work and did chest/shoulder/tri:
Push-up: 10 reps x 3 sets
Tricep extension: 10 lb x 20 reps x 3 sets
Shoulder Press (on bosu): 10 lb x 15 reps x 3 sets
Tricep kickbacks: 7.5 lb x 15 reps x 3 sets
Chest Press (on ball): 15 lb x 15 reps x 3 sets
upright row ez bar: 20 lb x 15 reps x 3 sets
I know, doesn’t really look like much, but my triceps felt it for sure.
I skipped a run with Ben and walked through the State Fairgrounds instead. Two miles in roughly 35 min.
Then I went to the gym after work because I felt like I needed to. Someone had reblogged this workout, so I thought I’d try it:
25 squats (added 15 lb dumbbells)
50 alt lunges (my legs were starting to cramp up after these)
10 jump squats
25 calf raises (added 15 toes in and 15 toes out)
20 tricep dips
50 small arm circles then reverse
30 sec plank (hands)
30 sec plank (forearms)
50 bicycle crunch
25 full sit ups (turned into regular crunches)
It may have taken me only 20 minutes to do, but my butt muscles were sore for four days! Big Fish laughed at me every time I had to get up into the passenger seat of his truck.
So you see, I haven’t been unmotivated. My eating and water intake last week were excellent as well. It’s just when I really want to do a workout I have other things planned that I’d rather say no to. Like tonight I’d really like to go to the gym again and go for a run, but I’ve promised water aerobics to a friend. Which is a decent workout, but not the one I want to do. I might be able to convince myself to go for a run after though.
I just feel like all my days fly by with no chance to get good workouts/runs in. Tomorrow night I have to work so might be able to run over lunch. Thursday I’ll have to run over lunch because after work I’m going up for Turkey hunt. Then Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’ll be hunting. If I’m going to do Tough Mudder I need to start training better!
Friday night was really low key. I had nothing going on. First time in a while that I had a Friday night to myself so I finished the rest of Breaking Bad (yes, I just finished watching the end of Breaking Bad).
Saturday I had to work 9-4. The Big Fish had a 5k race at 12:30 in his locale and then was going to head down so he made it to my house at the same time I would get there. However, that timing didn’t work out as planned. I was free to go an hour early (about the time he planned on leaving his house) and he was running late. So I had time to get some groceries I desperately needed and to take a shower. He ended up showing up an hour later than originally planned, oh well, what are you gonna do. Then we met up with my mom for some dinner at Joe Sensor’s. That was a poor choice, too loud.
Sunday we slept in a little, then made breakfast (eggs and bacon and a batch of beer bread). After watching the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season one (he hasn’t seen it) we went out for our run. Four miles through Como Park. I really feel bad making him run so slow, but I can’t talk and run and my normal pace. We did have negative splits though! After our run he did some push ups while I ran to the bathroom. Then he fixed a drawer in my kitchen that has been sitting on my counter for 3+ years. It was so quick and easy. I now have room on my counter for my KitchenAid mixer! After quick showers we headed out to Dino’s Gyros for lunch (he’d never had a Gyro!) then to the two story Menard’s to get some stuff to fix the tub sink in my basement (which Randy fixed). Pretty soon it was time for him to go :(
We didn’t do much but it was still a great weekend. Now to make it through the rest of the week and then I get to drive up to his place Friday after work. Work tonight, then work tomorrow with a lunch run and water aerobics after work, and finally the work day Friday and off I go to see my Big Fish.