Sunday, March 4, 2012

DAY 28

4 weeks and 16 workouts down! And I'm still moving in the right direction. I'm up to 181.5 lbs and I lifted more weight in my exercises this week than last.  That said, I did run into a few snags.

DAY 28, March 4th, 181.5 lbs
American Idol has ruined me... This may sound lame to a lot of you, but I have kept up with just about every season of this show since its first season 11 years ago.  The show comes on around 8pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night and usually lasts until 9:30 or 10.  If you've been following my progress in these last 4 weeks, you know that I have been waking up at 4am to get to the gym before work.  I was able to DVR all of the American Idol auditions in the past few weeks and watch them the next day, but now that they are doing live shows 3 nights a week I feel like I have to stay up and watch.  If I record them to watch later, it just doesn't feel the same.  Plus, I risk having the show spoiled the next day by a friend, family, or the news.
I stuck to my morning routine Monday and Tuesday, but by Thursday I was way too exhausted to hit the gym.  I told myself I would go Friday and Saturday instead, but I felt just as tired Friday and another aircraft carrier with 5000+ people pulled into the base.  The traffic was ridiculous. My quick fix - I did both my Thursday and Friday workouts all at once on Saturday. The result - I'm incredibly sore.

Just for your information, this is what my routine looked like this past week:
Monday-Strength Training with Legs/Core
Tuesday-Strength Training with Chest/Upper Back/Core
DAY 1, February 6th, 178.4 lbs
Saturday-Strength Training with Lower Back/Legs/Shoulders/Chest/Core + 1 hour basketball
Sunday-2 hours of beach volleyball

This week, I'm going to have to figure something out.  I'm going to go in the morning again tomorrow and Tuesday, but I am not sure what I'll do when Thursday rolls around.  I guess I'll plan on going on the afternoon Thursday and Friday.  I have 2 more weeks of my strength gain weight lifting routine.  After that I will have a short break before I start a 6 week long hypertrophy plan.

I guess my quick words of advice for you are... If something sets you back, try to make up for it in the short-run, but more importantly, you need to make a plan to keep it from setting you back again.  Keep moving forward and keep improving!  I'm moving slowly, but I can't beat myself up for moving in the right direction.

Let me know! What makes it hard for you to keep a good workout schedule?

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