Saturday, 22nd June 2013
Day Seven of Willpower Challenge
4.30 - 13.30
I won't be seeing my trainer till I get back from my holiday, so my brother agreed to come to the gym with me while I tried day one of that routine I posted in the fitness section (I know, I know - everyone said it was way too much. But I just wanted to try it out!).
Benchpress: 45/12 - 45/12 - 55/8 - 55/8 - 55/8
DB Bent Over Row: 20/12 - 30/12 - 30/12 - 30/12
DB Shoulder Press: 20/12 - 30/12 - 30/12 - 30/12
DB Lying Tricep Extensions (or Skull Crushers as my brother calls them ): 20/8 - 20/8 - 20/8
DB Curls: 20/12 - 20/12 - 20/12
30° Incline DB Benchpress: 30/5 - 30/5 - 30/5 - 40/5 - 40/5 - 50/5
For all the dumbbell exercises, I put the total, so if it says 50/5 i actually mean two 25lbs dumbbells, and so on.
I did one set of each exercise at a time, so it was kind of circuit-y.
Although I liked it, because I wanted something new, it wasn't as fun as the barbell stuff. So back to the barbell tomorrow . And my brother said he'd go with my again, so I don't have to be scared of lifting heavy.
Breakfast: 4 dates
Dinner: Pan-fried salmon fillet
Snacks: Cherries and a square of dark chocolate
Drinks: Coffee with a splash of milk and stevia
Calories: ~650 - I wasn't very hungry today. Not surprising considering the amount I ate last night . I'm sensing a patterrrrn.
Thoughts and Stuff
I'm feeling soooo motivated exercise-wise. I spent most of the day looking up different circuits and lifting programs. And I looked through my exercise journal to see all the stuff I could do on my own when I'm on vacation. I'm not some nut that won't relax on my holiday - but I'm actually just going to be at home, since I lived there most of my life, and we have a house there.
But my trainer said she'd e-mail me some stuff, and a friend of mine who also works as a trainer offered to write me a program for my holiday. And I jokingly told my brother he should write me one, and he agreed (but I doubt he will).
I'm super psyched to try a workout I chose by myself tomorrow (I loooove the barbell). And only 3 days till I go on holiday!
As for yesterdays binge, as crappy as I felt last night, a lot of you guys on here helped me see it wasn't that bad. Soooo thank you again and again Ci, Derp and Max! I just considered it fuel for my workouts instead. And I didn't feel that disgusting bloat/sluggishness that I get when I binge on junk, so yay . It actually took a looot of willpower not to binge on junk though, lol.
Today I realized just how desperate I am to be super healthy when I'm older. Although I've never really feared my death, I'm terrified of the time before I die. If I end up really unhealthy, and helpless, and I'm just left in the hands of others. It just got me thinking. I was doing all this for vain reasons, because I want to look good. But, honestly, I'm in good health (physically, at least). I want to make sure I can keep my health as great as possible, for as long as possible. Hopefully I'll keep that in mind, and not be a doofus and get obsessed with the vain aspects of eating well and exercising. Health should be my main goal, really. Buuut I know the vain part of it will always be there. Maybe I can make the two goals equally important. Oh well.
Question Of The Day
What's your favorite and least favorite part of yourself? A physical aspect or a characteristic.
Day seven of my willpower challenge, overrrr!
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off.
Attitudes are contagious, make yours worth catching.