Work today for some reason has been insanely busy. Here it is 12:00PM and I haven’t even STARTED on the things I had on my ‘to-do’ list much less finished them because of all the fires that had to be put out. Oh well, adapt and improvise.
I’m taking my lunch now so figured it was a good time to update.
Yesterday ended perfectly. Well, except for the fact that I had a REALLY hard time getting to sleep. I finally fell into a deep sleep at 1:30AM. Needless to say I was NOT a happy camper when the alarm went off at 4:00. I got up anyway.
I actually ate some breakfast before we left (unusual for me) and had a dose of creatine. We got out of the house in plenty of time – BUT… I don’t know if many of you have heard about this weather we’ve been having up here. We were on our way to the gym when we found out OOPS the highway is flooded and closed. BAH! We detoured around it but that added about 20 minutes to our normal 30 minute drive. So we walked into the gym late. Luckily, as many had predicted, there weren’t many people there.
Running 20 minutes behind it was SOOOO tempting to skip cardio. But, I didn’t. After stowing my gear I jumped on the treadmill and did my 1.5 mile run. Set the treadmill at 5 MPR and ran for 10 minutes. Then I walked for a minute before pushing it back up to 5 MPR again. Then the lead legs hit. I kept the pace for a bit but then had to back it down to 4.5. For the last .25 miles though I pushed it back to 5 and then 5.5 and then 6.. finishing at 6.5 MPR. So I reached my goal and finished the 1.5 miles in less then 20 minutes.
After that I went over to get my workout in. It was supposed to be Chest and Abs but I knew I was pushed for time. I also had a few ‘goals’ I needed to hit so I wanted to make sure I got THAT part of the workout in.
So here’s how it worked out:
Barbell Press (+Bar):
80 x 2 then 75 x 6 / 75 x 6
I don’t know what I was thinking here – I believe my goal was to do 75 x 10… but I started with 80 on there. But I did 2 with 80 lbs on there – 2 reps toward my goal of 10!
45 x 10 / 45 x 6
My goal this week was 45 x 10 – so goal achieved! Whoop
35 x 6 / 35 x 6
That was all I had time for. I’ll do pushups tonight as that’s one of my chest day goals – and abs since that’s something I can easily do at home.
Food is all packed and is on plan.
Oh! And I got on the scale at the gym this morning – weight 202!? Of course there was a big sign on the scale saying it was out of service – so maybe that’s completely wrong. I have to say I’ve been FEELING skinny lately and I’ve been SO good with my food. Didn’t even take a real ‘free day’ last week, had a free meal instead. (that comes from deciding to take a free day at about 4:00PM.. had already ate clean the entire day. )
Here’s to the new year!