learning to live a balanced life...
As one journal ends another begins.......
I wasnt going to do another journal....didnt always like the pressure...but then again...I did like the interest and support I received.
Ive decided, in the way that many of you had pointed out....that I was taking this too far and too serious....and I was letting my "obsession" get in the way of my life too often....well having a week away helped me see that, and made me realise that a little extra bodyfat wasnt really the end of the world.I mean Im 36 FFS!
So....the new goal.......is to find "balance" in my life.....a simple task for many....but for me with my obsessive and addictive personality....its gonna be pretty hard to do.
The last 7 months have been full of dates Ive have declined, BBQs Ive skipped, parties Ive rainchecked, and freinds Ive neglected..NO MORE I SAY!
Im still gonna train, and Im still gonna eat right, but when someone suggests a BBQ at the weekend...Ill actually go....several times this year I said" NO...sorry Im dieting..dont wanna be tempted", which for a competing BBer is fine...for a recreational trainer its silly!
I have a group of gym mates who have asked me to go out a dozen times...and guess what saturday gone, I did finally go out.and had a great time....did some things I shouldnt...but hey...Im still here....not fatter, didnt lose any muscle...and had a great time....so party on dude!
Traing wise at the mo Im doing my 4 days split as Ive always followed....
sun - legs
mon - delts
weds - back and bicep
fri - chest and tricep
Im also doing some cardio am this week....all the time I fancy it, Ill do it....if I fancy having a lie-in..I wont do it.sounds a bit carefree? Well lets see how it goes cos this is all about finding "balance"
Routine wise im intrigued about TDKs 8 x 8 journal so Im trying that for a while.... as its summer Im looking to maintain...and do a bit of cardio to lean off a tad....this routine suits due to the fact its a quick routine! I didnt read all the links....so I may not be following it to the letter but heres what I did today
Machine shoulder press at 40kg - 8 sets of 8
wide grip upright rows - 25kg incl oly bar weight - 8 sets of 8
bent over dbell rear laterals - 7.5kg - 8 sets of 8
can maybe try a little more weight on shoulder press and uprights..so will add a touch next time round....did a bit of chatting tonight..and 20 mins of cardio..but still was in and out in just over an hour....all good.
Im probably gonna follow this type of routine all thru the rest of the summer....will use the journal to record all weights lifted cos I really wanna try and add a little weight each week.im not gonna do tons of movements....but Ill keep you posted on how I feel im doing.
post edited by nickpellatt - 2005/07/25 21:55:14