As I type this, I am struggling to stay awake. It has been a tough week, with work and maintaining training.
I still managed to get what I needed to do done, but it has been one rough old slog. I understand completely why anyone caught for time would easily shrug it off.
I would shrug it off too, if not for those negative voices in my head, eating at me anytime the possibility of missing a training day comes in.
Mentally I struggled with balance this week, working long early hours, neing less careful with my diet, and then I dsea number of the scale that I was dreading. From 90kg last October to 96kg now, I was devastated. A full stone for those of us not fully committed to the metric system yet.
I know scales are not gospel, and I have built muscle, however that number really messed with my head. 15 stone…immediately my whole body felt different, my face looked different in the mirror. I do this thing since I was in my twenties where I wrap my fingers around my wrist to see how big they are, because when I was 20 stone my fingers couldn’t reach the full way around. Tis bonkers writing that, but its true.
Session 1 :
I was back for about 7pm on Monday so Davy being as flexible as ever was able to accommodate me. It was chest and back day thankfully, and I was buzzing after such a good fun day on set. We still managed to mix up the session, by doing one armed versions of each set. The machines in the gym help facilitate this and keep to stable. So we did supersets of incline chest press and back rows with one arm. It was just another way to mess with the system, and a good burn too. Of course we did double armed pressing also, but I am glad we mixed it up. A few ab workouts and I was able to hit the bed by 9pm!
Session 2 :
Sitting in the car, with a message typed out wondering weather to send it or not. “I should be home by 6pm, if you are free?”. I genuinely went back and forth between sending it or not. I was pretty tired, I had hit the wall. Monday was grand, Tuesdays run was tough, but the thought of a leg session Wednesday had me stressing. I sent the message and as always Dave was more then accommodating.
When I rocked up Dave could tell I was feeling the toll of the long days. So he thought it was best to superset stuff at a high pace. Squats , squats and more squats were on the cards. It definately helped blow the cobwebs off. The whole workout was just under 40 minutes and the sweat dripped off me. I even got to participate in some strong man training aswell.
Only a dabble, carrying and dragging up, it was a nice change of pace.
Session 3 :
Saturday morning was legs and arms. I had previously pulled my hamstring trying to hit a PB running. Hamstring curls on Wednesday had me feeling the effects for a few days. Admittingly I didn’t stretch as much as I could of Thursday, getting up at 5.30 AM to hit the roads before shooting. So the hamstring injury was a stark reminder that you can’t skip steps in the process.
We did an arms circuit which blew the biceps off me, and some great supersets on shoulders. Nothing ever repeptive especially considering we trained in a group on Saturday.
Hopefully by next week the body will be able to handle it more, and I should be able to address the diet and be more concious of it.
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