Just finished today's workout and here's how it went:
My friend and I decided to skip the hitchhiking this time due to the not-so-good weather. It's been very stormy both yesterday and today, and snow is supposed to hit us again one of these days. But no snow today, and since you gotta keep your promises, I settled out for a run for the first time since I started weight training back in October. It was horrible! I ran my usual 5 km route but I did it five minutes slower than last time in October, and 6 minutes slower than my record that I certainly want to beat this spring/summer. And it was not because I didn't gave it what I had, I can already tell that my calves are gonna be sore tomorrow. But I have not been running for 4 months, which by the way was very stupid, looking back. It's been hard to schedule it in since I started lifting weights, but it's just a habit that I have to take up again, so I'm gonna run again Thursday I think. I really enjoy running when it's not so damn cold
After I came home I drank some water, ate an orange and then hit the weights. I have 2x5 kg dumbbells and 2x10 kg dumbbells, so even though it's not that much weight, it should provide me a solid workout when I don't have access to the heavier weights. Here's what I did:
2x8 - Regular push-ups with 10 kg in a rucksack
1x8 - Push-ups with 20 kg and hands on a chair
1x8 - Push-ups with 10 kg and feet on a chair
3x8 - Dumbbell flies
3x8 - Inverted rows under a table
3x10 - Dumbbell rows with no rest between sets (right arm, left arm, right arm etc.)
3x8 - Hammer curls, superset with weighted crunches and bicycles - no rest between sets
This got me pretty pumped up and I plan to do a similar workout Wednesday, unless someone has some suggestions? It's gotta be full upper body (the running takes care of the legs) and it has to be light enough that I can do it both Wednesday and Friday before going back to the heavy weights Monday.
As for the eating: I'm still tracking calories every day and so far I've managed 3000 kcal today with 100 grams of protein and only 30 grams of fat. I just finished my post workout smoothie and I think I will only have one or maybe two more meals today. I should end up with about 4000 kcal anyways. I think that should be enough on a workout day.
Well I hope you still enjoy reading the log, if so, feel free to ask if you are wondering about anything. I always enjoy talking to other vegan people, especially those lifting weights
Have a great day!
P.S. I just discovered that I forgot the pull-ups.. I'm gonna go and do them now over the stairs. It's too freaking cold to go outside in a tree!