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I'm back at it, and going to track here for posterity. I had a battle log back in the day, and after my paper logs got ruined, I was still able to see what I had posted on here, which was amazing. Thanks NF! 

 

Yesterday I went for a 4 mile walk

 

Last night I lifted

Squats

Barx2x10

70x1x5

90x1x5

105x1x5

120x1x5

135x1x3

150x3x5

 

Bench

Barx2x10

60x1x5

75x3x5

back off, paused 60x2x5

 

This morning I did 30 minutes of walking and 30 minutes of fasted stationary bike! 

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3 hours ago, Mikey Fitpants said:

Hi. Good start to your latest fitness journey. I look forward to following your progress. What are your goals this time?

 

Also, what does Barx2x10 mean?

I haven't figured out my goals for the next challenge yet! I'm working on it.

 

"bar" means an empty barbell, usually 45lbs. Therefore Barx2x10 beans I did 45 lbs for 2 sets of 10 reps each. 

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Ended Monday with 50 minutes of yoga, that was more about relaxation that caloric burn, and I'm glad I did it. 

Tuesday was a good solid walk despite the ice storm, then a lifting session. My squats were superset with belly rubs and head scritches since Diesel was there. He is a boxer/American bulldog mix and he's my favorite lifting buddy, I'm really excited when his dad brings him to the gym. Photo of our cuddles attached for "awwww" effect. I struggled more than I would like to admit at 155 on squat last night. I get that I'm coming back from 2 years off and I can't expect to go back to squatting over 200# for sets but I had hoped to progress a bit further before it started getting so hard. Going to try for 160 on Thursday and then decide if I should drop back to 135 and work my way back up through those numbers again or if my struggling last night was just a fluke and I can keep pushing forward. 

 

Squats 

barx2x5, 70x1x5, 90x1x5, 105x1x5, 120x1x5, 135x1x3, 155x4x4

 

Shoulder Press

barx2x10, 55x3x5

 

Superset done 3 times

Shoulder flies 10lbs x 10

skill crushers 20x10

back extensions 20x10

 

Today is hip hop class on lunch, I haven't been and I'm excited to check it out. I really should do some additional cardio after work or something, I'm really trying to be more active, but I'm not sure that I will have time. 

 

a. I just bought myself a DVF wrap dress, it was second hand and an amazing price but a tiny bit too small because of my winter chub, so I've got that as motivation to work the chub off... I've been lusting over DVF wrap dresses for a long time but wary to spend that much money, but this one was absolutely in my budget so I went for it and I'm thrilled, even if it does mean I need to smooth out the fluff. 

b. I'm putting aside $1 for every time I go to the gym or actively try to work out, which I will then use to buy cute gym clothes as most of my gym clothes are 5+ years old and I'm desperately in need of new ones. Today's lunch workout will be $6 already this week. 

 

 

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Me: I'm going to do all the things...

Winter: But the couch is super comfy!

 

Hip hop was not quite hip hop-ish. It was fun, and a great workout, but it was much more cute and preppy than I anticipated from a hip hop class. That is ok, I'll still probably go back. 

 

Thursday I was supposed to lift, and I didn't, because my couch is comfy. I lifted Friday instead and it was a great lift, the best I've had in years. I'm fighting for some of my numbers at this point but I'm thrilled that I'm doing so well.

Squats

Band above the knee x1x5

Band below the knee x1x5

Barx2x5

60x1x5

80x1x5

100x1x5

120x1x5

140x1x3

160x3x5

 

Bench 

Barx2x10

65x1x5

80x3x5

65x2x8 tempo and paused

 

Curls 12.5x1x10

15x3x10

Dumbell Rows 30x3x10

 

Dedlift 135x1x5

155x1x5

Rows 95x3x4

Shrugs 95x3x5

 

Face pulls red bandx3x10

Lat Pull Downs 80x3x8

 

 

Sunday I took my little (I volunteer with big brothers big sisters) to the trampoline park for an hour. Whew, cardio! Cardio before lifting is a terrible idea but I managed. 

Squats 

Band above the know x1x10

Band below the knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x3

150x1x5

165x3x5

 

Shoulder Press Barx2x5

55x1x5

60x3x5

 

Superset x3

Stein workout 12.5x10

skull crusher 22.5x10

back extensions 22.5x10

 

Superset Tri pulls and Face pulls

30x3x8

 

This morning I walked the 15 minutes from work to the fitness center here at work, did 30 minutes of fasted cardio on the exercise bike, and then walked back and started my work day. 

 

$10 set aside for workout clothes! 

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Monday I ended up doing another 45 minutes of exercise bike in the evening. That is how I spent this week's snow storm. Sadly, weekly snow storms are a thing around here this year. 

 

Last night was a lifting night. The numbers are getting harder, I'm fighting for them and I feel like my form is deteriorating. I'm trying to build strength while being smart about it. Probably going to switch to 2.5# jumps on the bench instead of 5# jumps. 

 

Squats 

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

75x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

155x1x3

170x3x5

 

Bench

Barx2x10

65x1x5

75x1x3

86x3x5

 

Curls 

15x1x10

17.5x3x10

 

rows

30x3x10

 

Lat pulldowns

60x1x10

70x3x10

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Kettlebell workout on Wednesday! I'm trying to do more conditioning and kettle bell can certainly help with that.

 

Friday

Squats   VOLUME at 75%

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

75x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x5x5

 

Shoulder Press

Barx2x5

55x1x5

65x3x5

 

Front Squats (Because I felt like playing)

Barx2x8

65x3x5

 

Deadlifts

135x1x5

155x1x5

175x1x5

135x1x5

 

Ab Roller x3x5 <- This is much, much harder than I anticipated, and also I now have really bruised up knees... 

 

Superset x3

Stein workout 12.5x10

skull crushers 25x10

shrugs 35x10

 

Face pulls and Try pulls 30x3x10

 

Sunday

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

75x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

145x5x5

 

Bench Barx2x10

60x1x5

70x1x5

90x1x4

90x3x3

90x1x2    -> got all 15 reps in, but it wasn't pretty

 

Ab roller x3x5

 

Superset x3

Curls 17.5x10

rows 30x10

 

lat pulls 60x3x8

 

I attempted chin ups with a band. I need a stronger band, or a stronger me, or a lighter weight me... ugh 

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Friday 3/1/19

Squats

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

150x3x5

 

Shoulder Press 

Barx2x5

55x3x5

 

Deadlifts

135x3x5

 

Superset x3

Stein workout 12.5x10

skull crushers 25x10

tri pulls 30x10

face pulls 30x10

 

 

Monday 3/4/19

Squat ended at 160x3x5

Bench ended at 80x3x5

These are vague numbers, I was using kilo plates and can't math well

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Last night

 

Squats

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

150x1x3

165x3x5

 

Shoulder Press 

Barx2x5

60x3x5

 

Superset x3

Stein workout 12.5x10

skull crushers 30x10

tri pulls 30x10

face pulls 30x10

 

Quad machine

Setting 3x3x15

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Thursday 3/14/19

Squats

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

155x1x3

185x5x3

 

Shoulder Press

Barx4x5

55x1x5

67.5x3x5

 

Deadlift 

135x1x5

160x1x5

185x1x5

200x1x5

 

 

Sunday 3/17/19

Bench

Barx2x10

65x1x5

80x1x5

95x1x4

95x4x3

 

curls 20x3x10

rows 30x3x10

lat pulls 

55x1x10

70x3x8

 

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Last night I insisted on lifting, no matter what! I took my little (I volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters) to see How to Train Your Dragon 3. She is on spring break and gets to stay out later, so of course she wanted to see the 7pm movie, which meant I didn't get to the gym until 9:35. Kept the lift short and squats light. Didn't wear a belt or knee sleeves or wrist wraps for any of it. 

 

Squats

Barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x3

 

SP

Barx2x5

55x1x5

70x3x5

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March 24

Squats 

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

155x1x3

170x1x3

185x5x3

 

Bench

Barx2x10

65x1x5

80x1x5

90x1x3

100x1x3

100x1x2 (failed 3rd rep)

 

Curls 17.5x3x10

lat pulls 70x3x8

 

April 2

Squats

Band above knee x1x10

band below knee x1x10

barx2x5

70x1x5

95x1x5

115x1x5

135x1x5

155x1x3

170x1x3

190x1x3

200x2x1

135x1x3

 

Shoulder press

Barx2x5

55x1x5

65x1x5

72.5x3x5

 

superset x3

Skull Crushers 20x10

Shrugs (each arm) 30x10

Back Extensions 20x10

 

Hanging leg raises 2x10

 

Trip pulls 30x3x8

Face Pulls 30x3x10

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