skipping workouts

Everyone has got their addiction.

The grieving widdow turns to alcohol, hoping it would wash away her sorrows.
The disorientated teen puts a blade to her wrist whenever she feels the dark waves collapsing over her.
The successful businessman needs his weed to be able to sleep.
The beautiful girl you’re so jealous of is only dating so many boys because she needs the attention to feel worthy.
The trained, fit man you secretly adore is no longer training for fun - he’s doing it because skipping a workout makes him feel like a failure.
And the perfect housewife who married your brother is only living in a seemingly flawless apartment with her makeup on point while managing a 6-person household because she’s so afraid of losing control.

Everyone has got their addiction.
So don’t hate yourself for having this little weak spot.
I guess humans are made to be weak sometimes.

January 23, 2017 Workout

Routine A

Muscle Groups: Quads, Hamstrings, Calves, Glutes, Core

 

Exercise: Leg Extension

Main Muscle: Quads

Set 1) 8 reps at 135 lbs

Set 2) 9 reps at 135 lbs

Set 3) 9 reps at 135 lbs

Exercise: Seated Leg Curl

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

Set 1) 8 reps at 125 lbs

Set 2) 9 reps at 125 lbs

Set 3) 9 reps at 125 lbs

Exercise: Bodyweight Standing Calf Raise

Main Muscle: Calves

Set 1) 30 slow reps, 10 fast reps, 10 more slow reps with feet straight

Set 2) 30 slow reps, 10 fast reps, 10 more slow reps with toes pointed outward

Set 3) 30 slow reps, 10 fast reps, 10 more slow reps with toes pointed inward

 

Exercise: Weighted Abdominal Crunch

Main Muscle: Core

Set 1) 12 reps at 75 lbs

Set 2) 14 reps at 75 lbs

 

Exercise: Leg Press

Main Muscle: Quads

Set 1) 9 reps at 310 lbs

Set 2) 10 reps at 310 lbs

Set 3) 10 reps at 310 lbs

Exercise: Single Leg Press

Main Muscle: Quads

Set 1) 8 reps at 165 lbs

Set 2) 8 reps at 165 lbs

Set 3) 8 reps at 165 lbs

 

Exercise: Hip Abductor

Main Muscle: Glutes

Set 1) 10 reps at 195 lbs

Set 2) 8 reps at 200 lbs

Set 3) 8 reps at 200 lbs

Exercise: Glute Kickback Machine

Main Muscle: Glutes

Set 1) 9 reps at 115 lbs

Set 2) 10 reps at 115 lbs

Set 3) 10 reps at 115 lbs

 

Exercise: Bodyweight Scissor Kicks

Main Muscle: Core

Set 1) 26 reps

Set 2) 28 reps

1. Surround yourself with as much positivity as possible. Those with constant negative energy will only bring you down. This also means that you must remain as positive as possible, within the realm of reality.

2. Seek out new friends as well as continuously strengthening older bonds. There are plenty of new people out there to meet. Just because this is a fact does not mean you should forget about old friends; there’s a reason you were friends with them in the first place.

3. Take interest in other people’s stories and adventures. Listen. Try to see what it’s like to be in that person’s shoes. Changing perspectives, even slightly, goes a long way.

4. Do not beat yourself up over small blips. These mean nothing in the long run. Skipped a workout at the gym? No biggie. Failed a test? Oh well, you’ll work even harder next time. Look to the future instead of dwelling on the past.

5. Find (or re-find) something that you are truly passionate about. This could be a cause, a hobby, a subject in school… Anything. Make sure to tell others about said passion.

6. Do something that scares you. This could be a daily task or maybe just a bimonthly ordeal. Don’t like heights? Go to the top of a tall building and enjoy the view.

7. Take care of your body. Feed it the right nutrients and vitamins. Allow yourself to indulge in that chocolate cake once in a while. Go to the gym. Take boxing lessons. Do something fun that also keeps your body in good shape so that it can operate at its maximum potential.

8. Read. The newspaper, a book, a blog. Gain new knowledge.

9. Surround yourself with people who only bring out the best in you. The ones that make you shine. The ones that realize your potential. Do not let go.

10. Live everyday as if it were your last. This may be cheesy but it holds truth. Would your future self be proud of how you utilized the 24 hours of your day today?

Workout Day 24: 2/7/17

I skipped the workout class on Monday but got in a good workout on Tuesday. It’s been a really busy week so far so that’s why I’m posting this now.

I started out with a 1K row, then did some boldering. I’ve started a new warm up routine where a do a lot of down climbing. Hopefully this will increase my stamina! Then I did a lot of lead climbing which is something I really need to work on!

I ended my workout with a 15 minute run and 3 x 4 chin-ups. Overall a good workout! :)

I was so sweaty but running puts me in such a good mood :)

Workout Day 26: 2/9/17

Man this week has not been the best workout wise. It was my fiancé’s birthday on Wednesday and we went out to dinner. I skipped another workout :(

BUT, I did a weigh in the morning expecting to have gained, but I lost 0.8 lb!!!!!!!!!. I’M DOWN TO 127.6 lb. WOOT WOOT! :)

But Thursday’s workout was a good one! I started out bouldering and made some good progress on a problem I had been working on! Then we did more lead climbing! I took some falls and I’m getting more comfortable with it! :)

Then I did a 15 min run and really tried to increase my sped at the end. I ended the workout with stretching and 3 x 4 chin-ups!

Now I’m finally caught up with my posts! Time for bed :)