Finally back on the wagon.
music selection: “Comin’ Love” — KC & The Sunshine Band
waist-line: 37.5 inches
Each Wednesday, I try to chronicle my success and failures in the gym. The twin goals are to lose fat and gain muscle. My weight has been steady for months but my waist-line is shrinking suggesting an improving body composition.
I hope this series parallels the real world struggles of investors everywhere. It is a marathon and not a sprint. Consistency matters. And it takes dedication over time.
I missed several workouts after coming down with Strep a couple weeks ago. I’m still not 100% with some rawness in the throat. But all other symptoms are gone and I no longer fear a relapse for exerting myself. The time away ended up requiring deloading on overhead press and bench press. I just couldn’t lift what I was working with when my attendance was consistent. I hope that “muscle memory” is a real thing and I can get back to the old benchmarks quickly.
Time off also results in some soreness in the quads even though I haven’t added any weight on squat. Still working with 195 and intend to stay there until I’m super happy with my form and range of motion. Getting all the way down to break parallel at that weight is challenging, largely because I lack core strength. I really need to work in some crunches and lower leg lifts on off days to build my core.
I had a decent workout this morning and will have some bonus work this afternoon as my father and I are going outside once the rain stops to split wood. That should really help with shoulders and back with some heavy duty sledgehammer swinging.
How are the ravenous lizards playing the home game doing with fitness goals? Tell me about your journey in the comments. We can keep each other accountable!
Devour your prey raptors!