I found out a few things about myself today. Like that I'm capable of bouncing back after being knocked down, and that the encouragement of others REALLY means a lot to me. The highly complementary comments I've received here, through Twitter, or on PodCacher and LiveStrong.com, have thrown fuel onto the fire. Today was the proof.
I was back into the fitness room with a vengeance today. I went in on Tuesday as dictated by my self contract for this week, but I can't say it was especially productive. I didn't even post it here. I had forgotten just how hard the gym could be, how unforgiving. With the encouragement of the SlimCache readers as ammo, I reloaded, and made a second run at it for this week, with encouraging results.
I'm looking at this time for a more compact workout. I need something that's quick but focused and thorough. With Eric's help we tweaked a little, finding a shorter routine that could be done in the gym. A few other exercises will be done at home in a circuit workout, on cache days, to supplement my efforts in the gym. Today I did one set of each of the following.
15 reps/70 lbs Row/Delts
15 reps/20 lbs Chest Press with stability ball
15 reps/20 lbs Deadlift/Curl/Press with hand weights
15 reps/120 lbs Lat Pull Down
15 reps/15 lbs Squats with hand weights @ sides
This was followed by cardio which was invigorating today.
30 mins. Treadmill 2.3 miles
30 mins. ARC/Elliptical, weight loss program level 8, 128 strides per minute
Average heart rate during today's workout 147 bpm with a maximum of 168. 45% of the 679 kcals burned were from fat.
Thanks again to the very supportive readers of this page. You're encouragement is appreciated far more than you'll know. You keep me going.