Lately, my work schedule has left me doing cardio in the morning then coming back for training around 9pm. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the late workouts, but I feel like it leaves me and Kevin in a time crunch to get through our workouts and there have been a couple of times where we've had to double up, so its both me and another of Kevin's clients working out at the same time. I don't mind sharing time because Kevin has been very supportive and it gets me more contacts at the gym, but there are times when I just feel so much weaker than his other clients. For instance, last week me and another client both worked on chest, and for each set, she was using 10 more pounds than I am. Granted, she works shoeing horses for a living, but it doesn't do much for my confidence. It does, however, boost my motivation and get me to work harder.
Then last night, we worked on back with another client, Megan, and I do have to say I felt more on the same level with her. We used the same amount of weight (I'd say she's probably a little stronger than me in terms of free weights), and it felt good. I've realized that
But all in all, things are getting a lot better, and easier(?). I've decided to
As you know, I've been debating the whole drinking issue for a couple weeks now. Well, I think I've made my decision--I will allow myself to drink one day a week, but in COMPLETE moderation. For those of you who have
Once again, Kevin has been telling me too cool it down some on cardio. I'm not doing nearly as much as I used to--maybe an hour max these days, a little more if I'm not weight training--and I don't feel guilty about it. We've talked about interval training instead of endurance training, and lucky for both of us, I had already started to make that transition. There's one very nice older man at the gym, Walt, and right now I'm dying for the opportunity to workout with him one day. A few weeks back we got to talking and he mentioned a great interval plan he has using the bikes; I'm not usually big on the bikes, but he assured me that it really
I'm actually a little nervous about the next few days. As I mentioned, last night we worked on back. I was already feeling a little weak last night during dead lifts and bent over rows, but on top of that, I may have taken a nasty spill last night. I had just gotten home and went outside to let out the pup; unfortunately for me, the stairs were icy with the LACK of snow we got, and I slipped as soon as I stepped foot on the top stair. Both me and the pup went tumbling down the stairs (though he was fine and I managed to find my butt landing on the sidewalk). My back immediately started to feel tense, even as I got in bed to sleep. Today, it's still a little tense, but I can't quite differentiate if it's tense or sore. I don't think my back felt like this immediately after the workout, so I assume its just a little bruised from falling. I'm definitely going to take note of this more over the next few days. Luckily, I don't have time to weight train tonight, so the break may help me figure out the source of the tension. I don't think it's anything serious, but at the same time, I don't want to do anything to further aggravate it. Thank goodness we have things like Tylenol and Advil nowadays.
Well, this post has touched on a lot (and left out a lot) since my last post, but thanks for sticking with me. I'm hoping a good night's rest eases my back, and hopefully tomorrow I will FINALLY