I woke up this morning and all my aches and pains from yesterday were gone. I thought for sure my knees would still be complaining because they hurt even after taking advil yesterday! But I’m pain free today – yay! I didn’t get up until 4:15 but I had extra time today because I was driving in and not taking the ferry. But I was so tired! I zombied around getting ready and then shuffled out to the car. It certainly wasn’t a good day for me to be driving because I kept trying to nod off on the drive to the gym! Once there I thought my energy level would pick up the way it always does. I loaded my stuff in my locker and went out to warm up. I had NOTHING. On the recumbent bike I couldn’t seem to get the RPM’s over 60. When that torture was over it was time to ‘lift’. Our trainer had told us to do a full body workout, but didn’t really give us any other instructions other then where our ‘folder’ was. One look at the ‘folder’ and we both said ‘no way!’ It just was too convoluted. But then we were left with no plan. By this time I was getting an attitude. I was tired to the point of exhaustion, I didn’t have a plan and I was CRANKY. This left me going – Whatever. This really frustrates my fiancé 1 - because he counts on ME to keep him motivated on the gym floor (something that’s normally not a problem) and 2 – because he was starting to worry about my current state of lethargy.
We decided to do our own version of a full body workout and started with the bench press. After warming up I could instantly tell that I just didn’t have it in me. I compromised and instead of doing 80 lbs I did 70lbs. And it was HARD. Then, when I got ready to do the third set I discovered that I couldn't lift it! We knocked off 20 lbs and I STILL couldn’t do it! I got so upset I just walked away.
Bench Press (Plus Bar): (70lbs x 6) x 2
My fiancé was really starting to get concerned and started asking if maybe we should just leave. I told him no, I would at least do what I could. We parted ways and I wandered over to the seated rows.
seated rows: (65 x 12) x 2
I was starting to feel a little better though not 100% so I kept going…
Dumbbell Press: (25 (each) x 12) x 2
Lat Pull down: (90 x 12) x 2
By now I was almost starting to feel like myself. I could actually THINK about doing legs without feeling sick to my stomach so I went over to the squat rack. I warmed up on this one with the bar and then did a few sets. I started light because of how icky I had been feeling but quickly got my confidence back
Squat (plus bar): 50 x 10 / 90 x 10
then I started to REALLY rock the house.
Leg Press: 450 x 10 / 500 x 10
Straight Leg Dead lift: 90 x 10 / 90 x 10
and lastly I finished with shoulders
Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 25 x 10 / 25 x 10
I really do feel as if I got a good workout. I have no idea why it was so HARD in the beginning. I think part of it was mental. I didn’t like not knowing what I was going to do before I got there. I’m used to my workout being written down, including the weight I’m going to start at before I even start. Wandering around in ‘limbo’ was not motivating to me.
I’ll have to remember that.
I’m feeling ok now. Not exhausted like I was. I do have to wonder if “the Bitch” is on her way because of this blast of lethargy and the constant hunger I’ve been feeling. I was trying to remember when she was last here and can’t (I’m bad like that). So it could be that – or it could be I’m fighting something, or … I could just be tired! lol
Food yesterday continued to be ‘ok’. Not perfect but not as bad as it could have been. Today, I’m still really hungry but not craving ‘bad’ stuff so it should be good.
Saturday is my company party so tomorrow’s my free day. I’m planning on a run on Sunday and if the weather stays as nice as it’s supposed to be. (60 degrees and sunny) I may just try taking a little run outdoors. Maybe get my 15 year old son to tag along.
Have a great weekend everyone!