Wednesday, February 23, 2011
On the Brink of Going Nowhere
As part of my normal routine, I weighed myself on Tuesday... 126 lbs! Huge gain!
"DUH!" ... I'm back on creatine. Suddenly the weight gain and noticeable bloating made sense.
I've made a few changes to my routine. I'm leaving my workout journal at home these days, on my bedside table. I'm being forced throughout my day to now focus on what I have going on instead of trying to write it all down. For whatever reason, having the workout journal on me all the time was stressing me out. I think it was the feeling of a constant need to write in it? Who knows. But! Pressure off.
Also back on normal creatine levels, plan to continue for the next 4 weeks. Man! I love that strong feeling in my workouts that creatine provides!
And I'm a runnin fool this week. One of my goals was to be able to run for 3 miles by my bday... And today I ran for about 2 miles, total of 20 minutes. I know I'm not fast (yet), but I am improving! And improvement is a path towards greatness! Reminds me, time for new training shoes!
10 mins running at 5.5 (that's about a 10 min pace)
And apparently I really worked it out on my chest because I am SORE!
Yesterday, I started my second full week of pyramids. Although my progress is slow, it is progress.. down to 60 lbs assisted.
Literally just two minutes ago I was explaining to a friend on why trainers are awesome. Most people use the excuse that a trainer is just too expensive but in this case the excuse was that a trainer will help you get past your own personal peak. The reality is that we all need a trainer (whether this be a gym trainer or just a friend who is exceptionally motivating!) for any phase of our fitness. We need someone to call us out on our bullshit. We all need someone to push us past our own breaking point. I will admit in the last week or two I've found myself just lacking. Pure and simple... Lacking. Lacking in motivation, drive, and GUMPTION! That being said, its time to hire a trainer. I'm making this much harder than it needs to be. Trainer time. That's like Hammer Time but with a Trainer. (PS- Put that on your workout playlist... you'll end up dancing)