I am trying to move from two rest days per week to one. And it is exhausting. There's something wonderful about taking a day off during the week that you don't "need" but that you earn. Or take for yourself. But I have big goals and I am not going to reach them just sitting around on Tuesday evenings. Plus, I consider my Friday morning run kind of a active rest day.
Saturday morning I was up early and got it one. Well, not super early. But I started week 6 of my arms plan and mixed it with three different cardio bursts: treadmill, elliptical, spin bike. That was fun to mix things up. I also attempted to do my pull ups. Despite the fact that I had to do them in front of 15 people all on the treadmill with nothing to do but watch me flail around. Fun times. I couldn't do many. Maybe three. And then I just spent time jumping up and hanging and lowering myself slowly. I am excited to get into a routine and start seeing improvements.
Sunday I did not get it done in the morning. I did a bunch of productive things around my house (taxes, groceries, laundry) and finally dragged myself there. This is my favorite routine: low-weight arms. I mixed it with three bouts of the spin bike because I had a bruise on my booty that hurt so bad if I tried to walk on the treadmill.
Monday I ran my straight three mile run. I was happy with my time. I told you all about it here!
Tuesday, my body knew it was supposed to be a rest day, so it was very baffled at why I was making it go to the gym. I was dreading it so much, that I promised myself zero cardio. And I don't lie to myself. So I just did heavy back and chest day. I still got a pretty good calorie burn, seeing as I only spent five minutes warming up on the treadmill.
Wednesday I finished week six of all-arms. The gym was so busy, I wasn't able to do these in the circuit I prefer. But oh well. I seem to have maxed out my tricep press weight, but I am amazed that I can do 60 pounds on that. I haven't been able to increase my overhead press yet because the bars I like to use are always busy. I was hoping my biceps would be more ripped by this point.
Thursday was my rest day, but I had to go pick up my car from the oil change place on my lunch break. So I might as well track the distance.
Friday morning I ran with Tracy. I knew the path we usually take would be covered with water and there would be big mud patches in several of the underpasses. So I talked her into trying a new way. But she had even better ideas and we ended up only doing two miles. Oh well. I worked enough this week.
I burned over 3000 calories. I'll take it. But I am ready for something new to start next week.