I just learned that the two gyms I use for my morning workouts are going to stop offering access to people from my alliance program. Meaning: no gym for me. Gone. Just like that. Poof.
I have a little series of phrases I’m using to represent my principles right now. They have a heirarchy, and they go like this.
Things to Fight When Fighting Your Scale
I decided to write down some thoughts on what I’m doing to lose weight. After a one year plateau, I’ve moved the scale six pounds in four weeks. Here’s some of what I did.
So it’s nearly snacktime. I decided to get some crackers out of the machine to use with my Teddie peanut butter (ingredients: nuts, salt). So, I looked and my choices were: wheat thins or white cheese nips. Wheat thins, right?
The list includes partially hydrogenated soybean oil (trans fats), high fructose corn syrup (currently under suspicion for being a big reason why 50+% of Americans are fatsos), Sugar, more corn syrup, some malt syrup, and a few things I don’t know what they are.
Next week begins my new rotation of exercises, and I’m looking forward to raising the intensity. Today, I practiced by performing some of my sets until failure, meaning that I worked my muscles hard and didn’t stop until I couldn’t move the weight any longer. It’s been a while since I’ve beat myself up like that. It was a nice feeling afterwards.
I did 30 minutes of throwing around the basketball for my cardio, and it seems that I kept myself within my target heartrate for most of the time. It was interesting, because I used all kinds of different skills than running. I sprinted. I had to pivot and use lots more of my core muscles. Heck, I might even try playing with other people some time. I stink at hitting the basket, but it’s a real hoot for guys with OCD to play. I end up just wanting to be as accurate as all hell.
I’ve been planning my training in four week chunks. I think the Navy uses the term “evolution” as their form of demarcation. The last four weeks were spent doing a progression of exercises with the goal of seeing strength gains in several key measurements. I was successful. Here’s the next experiment.
4 Weeks of Intense Strength Training with No Running.
I’m so proud and egotistical this morning. It’s all about today’s gym stuff.
Should I be proud that my workout was crappy? Hell no. I wasn’t really hitting my marks with lifting, but that happens after 3rd shift days. I just can’t recharge the way I used to. Or rather, I can function great, but I can’t do over-the-top efforts, and that’s where my workout is pegged right now. So, let me write that off.