I feel like a hot, sticky pile of shit. My nose is either blocked or runny – I think it decides what to do based on what would be most horrible for me at this particular moment. My throat is scratchy. My sinus area feels tender and inflamed.
And any other excuses, right?
So I missed Tabata yesterday. And I’ve not done any yoga. My aching body just does not want to bend or cycle. It is weights day again, and I must lift. Yet here I sit, sniffing and coughing.
I took some measurements and saw some changes, so I should be taking that as encouragement. It is, slowly but surely, working. And I am lifting some amazing amounts, when I do actually get out there and do it. Once upon a time I was a uni student who did body pump three times a week. I don’t think I would have been able to bench more than 25kg at the time. Now? Well let’s review:
It’s now week 4. I am a third of a way through my 12 week challenge. Let’s start with what I did last week, starting with cocking up what I did on which day.
Tuesday 25th February: Squat: Bar, 10kg, 20kg, 25kg, 30kg.
Overhead Press: Bar, 5kg, 10kg, 11kg, 15kg.
Wednesday 26th: Yoga 10mins.
Thursday 27th: Squat: Bar, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg, 30kg.
Bench Press: Bar, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg, 25kg.
Row: Bar, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg, 21kg.
Monday 2nd March: Squat: Bar, 15kg, 15kg, 35kg, 36kg.
Bench Press: bar, 15kg, 15kg, 25kg, 30kg.
Row: Bar, 15kg, 15kg, 20kg, 25kg.
So today we aim to squat a bit more (I felt like was starting to hit the ceiling, so I will add just 1 kg more) Overhead Press today will be a trial. I feel confident I could add an extra 5 onto the deadlift though, so I have that to look forward to.
And those measurements?
Bust: 45.5 (+1.5 inches, but with both of us being sick, I’ve been breast feeding more.)
Underbust: 38 (6 inches down, body finally starting to go back to normal through the ribcage)
Waist: 38.75 (+1.75 I need to attend to my nutrion, obviously)
Hips: 47.5 (1 inch down)
Everything is so higgledy piggledy. Some of it can be explained by the whole having a baby thing, but some of it is just weird. I need to make a stronger commitment. No more sugar. Have breakfast, not just 3 soy lattes. Do your damn work out Mel.
My work rang me yesterday, to try and sort out how and when I will be returning to work. I’d hoped to be stumptious by then, but it’s only 4 weeks away. I either need to really get into this or else accept that I cannot expect to be looking good by mid April.
I’m going to try.