I woke up this morning earlier than even before and made it to the gym later than ever before. I did my full-body program on a cup of tea and a few sips of apple juice. I ate enough last night that I felt like I could do my workout without eating. Truth of the matter is, I didn't want to waste time digesting before training. I will be so happy when my early morning course is over!!
I had a pretty good workout over all. I was half asleep when I got to the gym and I accidentally put 20lbs on the easy curl bar instead of ten. I did a few reps before realising what I had done... I thought I was just super weak today. Oooops!
Lately I've been feeling like the weight I'm using for my incline db chest press was too easy, 17.5lbs... I wasn't sure if I was ready to up them to 20. As I was staring at the weights one of the morning regulars came by. I asked him if he thought I could do 20. He said yes. I said, 20 for 20? He said, definitely. He also told me he knew I could do it because he's been watching me lift heavier stuff ... and was impressed. I don't consider it heavy but I guess compared to some of the others? I dunno. It was a nice compliment. I didn't need much convincing... just a little nudge. I did manage to complete the set but had to rest before doing the last rep. I was quite proud of myself after.
I love feeling strong.
About a year ago I tried to do a chest press with 30lbs dumbbells. I did one rep before my trainer said, "Strong like bull" while faking an accent. I almost dropped the weights. I could've killed him but I was laughing too much. I wonder if that's why I like bull rows so much. I'm starting to develop calluses from doing them though. I'll have to start wearing my gloves again.
I'm tempted to train heavier for a while but I don't know if that would work for or against me. I must be crazy, I pay for advice from my trainer and I always try to invent things to complicate my life. :p He caught me doing my RDLs incorrectly and has banned me from doing them unsupervised! Yay! I feel like I've been let off the hook. I have no coordination. It's a miracle I've mastered my db curl/press. :p There's a reason I would never be caught dead in an aerobics class. :p
I'm taking tomorrow off from the gym. Theoretically, I should go in because of my shitty cardio workout yesterday but I am just too tired. I figure it's more worthwhile to rest and have a kickass weight/cardio workout on Friday. I plan to do enough cardio when I get to Toronto this weekend.
I've started getting ready for my trip and while looking for clothes to pack, I started trying a few things on. Things that didn't fit two months ago fit me perfectly now! That felt really good too! I dare say, I'm having a great day!!!
My goals for tomorrow:
- Decrease calorie intake (it's been climbing slowly all week today was 1750)
- Eat clean
- Enjoy rest day
- Prepare food for Friday (at least for train ride)
I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow night and I'm sooooo looking forward to it. I am going to bed early tonight too! It feels like I'm on vacation. Early to bed, an extra hour or more of sleep tomorrow and a massage! Wheeeee!