Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Was up and in the gym early, again this morning.  I didn't sleep well for the second night in a row last night and I'm wondering if it has something to do with overconsumption of alcohol.  I'll have to go back and review some logs with that in mind.

Started out with my chest and calf workout.  Barbell bench press came up on the exercise list again and that makes me happy.  I injured myself once doing dumbbell presses so it always makes me nervous when I start to get to failure on that one.

Still finding this new workout routine to be really easy.  It's really strange to be lifting these lighter weights and not going to failure to every set.  I almost feel as if I'm not doing a 'real' workout.  I'm sure it's going to get a lot harder as I progress.

Bench Press: 85lbs x 5 reps, 105 x 5, 125 x 12
Incline Bench Press: 85 x 5, 105 x 5, 115 x 10
Assisted Chest Dip: 5, 5, 11 x 155 of assist
Calf Press: 190 x 5, 210 x 5, 230 x 10
Seated Calf Raises: 95 x 5, 115 x 5, 115 x 10

Then I went over and did Week 3 Day one of my 100 Pushup program.  That was NOT easy, and I didn't finish all the reps of every set.  Not being able to do push-ups makes me feel like such a girl!  My mind can't even begin to wrap around the thought of doing 100 in a row!

Reps: 10,8,7,7,8 = Total 40

After that I hopped on the stationary bike (not recumbent) plugged into a podrunner mix of 180BPM (so that it would make my ride 90RPM) selected the 'random hills' program on level 6 and went for it!  :D  ended up doing 8.8 miles in my 24 minute workout.  It was enough!  I had forgotten how many 'unused' muscles get used when you bike.  I was feeling it at the end.

Food has been spot on for two days now.  Made stir fry with grass fed beef tip steak for dinner last night and it was A-MAZE-ING!  So tender and good!  It was great to bring it in my lunch again today.

Now, I would just like to make a little progress - please?


  1. That push up program is tough! I would like to give it a try, but with P90x just started again, I am going to hold off.

    Thanks for finding me again at my blog. I will be following you along as well. As we have often said, you and I seem to have been travelling the same road since ahhhhh what 03? lol


  2. We are all allowed to slide from time to time.

    Those workouts sound tough. Keep up the good work.