Day 167: Cop-out confession
But I didn’t go to gymnastics…
Neither Lisa or Matt could come with me last night (for perfectly good reasons 🙂 ) and I had a bit of a confidence crisis and didn’t want to go on my own…I was scared of being rubbish, and I was tired.
I know I should have gone, I feel like I have slightly let myself down for not going, but I didn’t go.
So here is what I did instead, I found an aerobics class, my reasoning was, I have been slightly neglecting my cardio stuff recently and concentrating on strength so a good cardio work out was probably going to do me good. So I turned up at Billingshurst Leisure centre…only to discover that the aerobics class had been cancelled. So I went into the gym and did not to the cardio that I had planned.
I have only been in Billingshurst gym once before, I haven’t technically had an induction there, but they let me in. As the gym is more or less the same as all the others in the DC chain that I go to, this didn’t actually matter in my case but I am sure it is technically a bit iffy.
When I say more or less the same, I mean more or less the same but with fewer useful freeweights…one barbell…one…in the whole gym…blimey!
Anyhow I can adapt…I am that good…so this is what I did:
5 mins warm up on the cross trainer
5 x 5 1 armed rows (each arm) with 16 kg,
5 x 5 dumbbell overhead presses with 10kg each hand,
5 x 5 dumbbell romanian deadlifts with 16 kg per hand,
4 x 5 bench press with 32.5 kg and 1 x 5 bench press with 30 kg.
4 x 10 count cable machine core press each side
2 x 10 core bag squats 20 kg
I tried to superset this as much as possible, but due to there being one other person using the weights area it was not possible to superset everything.
It turned out to be a reasonable work out and I managed to improve my bench press weight by one more set at the higher weight and my row weight to 32 kg so all was not completely lost. But I still walked out of the gym feeling like a cop out, and that I was making no headway at all towards getting fit / looking better / feeling better / being healthy. My logical brain knows it isn’t true…there just seems like there is so much more to do and I should be trying so much harder.
I think the poser lad types in the gym didn’t help, in fact I know they didn’t help. Getting plates off the bench press rack (not the bar but the spare plates section) and leaning them up against the bench while I was actually using it didn’t make me feel like they were taking me that seriously. Anyway I am at least happy in the knowledge that I did something, and it was not a bad work out in the end 🙂
I promise to bring back the less rubbish, more positive version of me tomorrow 😀
Day 167 complete 🙂