It’s been some time since I published the initial findingYOURinnerIRONMAN post. To the rest of the world, it would appear as if I’d been idle these past few weeks. Urging people to be the best they can be, while I, sit dormant. Watching.
That’s hardly the case.
I’ve been working out. But, I’ve also fallen victim to some of exercise’s biggest antagonists: procrastination, apathy, and excuses. These can cripple any workout regiment.
I took some pictures of myself. Got discouraged. Stood on the scale. Found a new level of self-doubt. Ate a couple pounds of holiday candy and came close to the epitome of self-pity. I still would go to the gym, but my workouts weren’t routine or organized. I didn’t have a focus. A goal. Those two components can keep you on track. Without them, it’s difficult to accomplish much. They are vital elements for maintaining a successful, long-term workout.
So I set a couple goals. These were of varying lengths and difficulty: long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals. My long-term goals include:
Some of the mid-term goals would be:
And finally, some of the short-term goals include:
It’s a good idea to start working in some of your other life goals into these lists. Your physical health impacts your mental health which impacts your monetary, spiritual, and overall health. When you realize the connection between all of these, you can begin to improve one to help benefit the others. So, now that I have some of today’s goals outlined. I will leave you with my workout from yesterday. If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments at the bottom.
Enjoy the journey. Exercise more. Wander more.
|Exercise||Sets x Reps||Muscle Group||Weight|
|Day 1 12/28/17|
|Barbell Bench Press On Bench||3×10||Chest||145|
|super set with|
|Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press Both Arms||3 x 10||Shoulders||80|
|Dumbbell Incline Bench Press||3 x 10||Chest||50|
|super set with|
|Front Raises||3 x 10||Shoulders||12.5|
|Pec Fly||2 x 10||Chest||130|
|Standing Cable Triceps Extension Both Arms||3 x 10||Arms||4 (I think the plates are 15 lbs each)|