Last week I followed through pretty much perfectly… until Sunday. So I made myself restart. I’m back on week 1 out of 2. I have so far done everything from Monday to Thursday. It’s now Friday and I intend to stick with it. Not only for this program, but for life. Today I will be doing my usual back and biceps workout, along with some planks. Then I’ll go run about a mile with my weighted vest.
I find it pleasant that I’m starting to see improvements as far as my body fat %. I feel and look a little leaner, and perhaps a tiny bit more muscular. It has been a short time of being focused, so I’m happy to see any results. I hope that in a month or two I’ll be seeing some real results.
And I have so far stuck will all my exercise every day. I haven’t updated as much as I’d like here, but that’s okay. Today the focus is legs and abs. And I’m going swimming :D I’m just going to swim without worrying too much about swimming a certain distance. The only thing is that the minimum is 1,000 yards. Any less would be unacceptable. It’s only been five days, so my body isn’t transforming yet, but I plan on having an amazing body soon enough.
Also, I’ve noticed that my eating habits have been terrible lately. It must be slowing my progress down. I need to try to fix that.
Today is the third day that I stuck to my program. So that’s a full cycle. Just 3 more to go. 25% done. After completing this program, I plan to start over, but a little harder, I won’t stop until I get in amazing shape. And guess what? Even then, I won’t stop. I want to make sure I don’t lose it :D Unfortunately, there really isn’t a visible difference in my body since it takes more than 3 days. But hopefully I’ll be seeing something of I change by the end of this 2 week program. And yes, I know, it takes more than that. But I do expect to see SOME improvement in 2 weeks.
Yesterday went as planned, and I intend to begin today’s workout soon… ish.
Anyways, my plan is one where I must do Tabata and a run or swim daily. Furthermore, my resistance training will be split into three days: 1. Shoulders, chest, and triceps; 2. Biceps, back, and core; 3. Legs and abs.
I’m finishing up planning exactly how my resistance running and running should work (the Tabata really has no options other than what exercises are done). I should have a completed plan by the time I update today after working out. And I am NOT slacking simply because it’s not all the way planned out. I did quite well yesterday.
Okay, so yesterday’s warm up I didn’t really do, which is okay since it wasn’t part of the program. It was, as I had said, optional. I did work out a little bit though.
Anyways, today was the first official day of this program. I did everything I was supposed to do. I’m pretty proud. However, I’m pretty tired, so maybe I’ll be a little more detailed when I update tomorrow :)
Okay my workout plan starts tomorrow. So today I’m going to do a “warm up.” Which in reality will probably be a very tough workout. I’m going to do all of the days in one, basically. Though much less of everything of course. I’m going to do pushups, pull ups, chin ups, dumbbell curls, light shoulder presses, squats, lunges, and a bunch of different ab workouts. Then I’m going to do some kind of tabata; I don’t know what exercise I’ll do. I’ll come up with something. And finally, I will go for what will, ideally, be a two mile run, depending on how tired I am.
This should get my body back in workout mode, without leaving any specific muscle groups too sore for my start tomorrow.
I will also try to wake up early every morning to get my run for the day done first thing in the day.
And that’s all for my update. I’ll try to write something daily, as I keep my plan going.
Okay, I haven’t actually tried to do a program in a long time. This coming Monday I will start one. It will be a 3-day split. 1st day the focus will be chest, triceps and shoulders. 2nd day the focus will be biceps, back, and certain specific core exercises (like planks). 3rd day the focus will be legs and abs. Then the cycle repeats.
Monday through Friday I will run, while Saturday and Sunday I will swim. Furthermore, every day I must do a Tabata (a form of high intensity interval training).
All of these things have to be done daily. This program will go for 2 weeks. Where Sunday will be my day off (the second Sunday). In other words, there will be 4 cycles.
I stopped… again!
BUT!! In my defense, I started again today. I did a complete upper body workout, including abs, and a run. So yeah. And I also made a deal with my brother where whoever doesn’t do his exercise (all of it) on a certain day, that person is not to touch video games, TV, computer, or go out the next day. Rough? Yes. Will it be helpful to stay on track? YES.
Just today I created a new workout plan. 2 Weeks long and I intend to stick with it. It doesn’t start hard and it doesn’t get TOO hard. It involves:
-pull ups and chin ups
-crunches (different kinds), planks, hip thrusts