Monday, March 1, 2010

Sore Sore Sore

Yesterday's workout went a little something like this:

Back squat (7x5- 95lbs)

Stability ball hamstring curls (7x5)

Box jumps (4x10- 3 risers)

*I know this seems easy, but really, I DARE you to try this at the gym the next time you go. And, Katie can attest to the fact that it's not as easy as it looks. And, remember, that it was three risers, not two, as shown here).

Push press (7x5- 50lbs)

*We didn't do as deep of a squat with this one.

Assisted pull-ups (7x5)

*My legs were actually like this machine, but a little different. This was a challenging exercise to do after the push presses. My arms were very tired.

Hanging leg raises (4x10)
What I should be doing is something that looks like this:

But I tried that once, it was really insanely hard and instead I've been doing something like this:

Bench press (7x5- 95lbs!)

Barbell bent row (7x5- 55lbs)

Russian twist (4x20- 25lb plate)

This morning I woke up and I could barely move. Like the kind of sore where I needed Steve's help taking my clothes off. On a scale of 1-10, as the day progressed, I became a solid 9. Which is equal parts fantastic and painful. I love the good kind of painful though. Knowing my body is being worked hard and discovering new muscles all the time.

Today's "easy workout" was 40-minutes on the elliptical at the gym. Even that set of my soreness. Tomorrow's the last day before weigh-in on Wednesday. As always, I'm hopeful that I will meet goal, that the scale will play nice. And that if it doesn't, that I remember that it's nothing more than a number to help me decide if I need to keep doing the same things I have been doing, or if I need to make some changes to see the number move in the direction I want it to.

Regardless, I'm grateful for another day of my body being able to move this way and for my resolve to stay strong in playing the Game with integrity and happiness.


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