I was feeling really down this morning about a lot of things… mainly in the mindset of feeling undeserving of love and all that fun stuff. But, then I looked at a past picture of myself when I started making progress collages on PhotoGrid and compared it to a picture I took yesterday morning… My stomach has shrunk, my stretch marks are fading, my waist is coming back, and my arms look fucking amazing. I know I have more work ahead of me, but having this as a visual reminder of how far I’ve come thus far gives me hope. It reminds me that I AM SEXY and I am VERY deserving of love. It makes me feel good…
NOTE: Look at how unconfident I look in the picture on the left. I look unconfident and disgusted with myself. Now, look at the picture on the right… I look CONFIDENT and I know I felt sexy. It’s pretty incredible how much I’ve changed my body image perspective in such a short amount of time. Granted, I still have my bad days. However, this is the most confident I’ve felt about my body in my 25 years of existence.
10 minutes on the bike. Distance achieved was 2.1 miles and cycled between 65 and 70 rotations per minute. Ran on the tread for 10 minutes. Maintained 4.7 mph again. I increased the speed to 4.8 then to 5.0 the last couple of minutes of my run. Then I jacked it to 6.5 mph for the last 30 seconds. I had to stop to walk twice. Total time walking was about 15 seconds. Still ran 0.80 mi. Not too shabby.
Lifts for today:
Barbell Bicep Curl: Warm up set: 30 lbs x 15 Set 1: 40 lbs x 12 Set 2: 50 lbs x 10 Set 3: 60 lbs x 8
High Cable Rope OH Tricep Ext. Warm up set: 25 lbs x 15 Set 1: 30 lbs x 12 Set 2: 35 lbs x 10 Set 3: 42.5 lbs x 8
Rear Delt Flyes Warm up set: 15 lbs x 15 Set 1: 20 lbs x 12 Set 2: 25 lbs x 10
Edit: I forgot to add shrugs… Barbell Shoulder Shrugs: Warm up set: 95 lbs x 15 Set 1: 115 lbs x 12 Set 2: 135 lbs x 10
Barbell Push Press: Warm up set: Bar only x 10 Set 1: 55 lbs x 8 Set 2: 65 lbs x 5 Set 3: 80 lbs x 3 Set 4: 95 lbs x 1 I felt like I was gonna die after my last set of this exercise…
Edit: I would also like to add I had a mad pump today in my arms. I was tempted to take a picture of me flexing, but I didn’t want to look like a douche. I workout at the gym I’m employed at and we were busy today - lots of people in the weight room. I just didn’t want folks to get the wrong impression about me… you know? It honestly could have been the lighting, but my arms looked AWESOME. That is all.
Guess whose gym got voted “best place to work out”???
THIS GUY’S GYM!!!!