Wednesday, October 29, 2008

100 Pushups : Week 5 Day 1 (First try!)

Week 5 started off with a bang! The first 4 sets went by without any issues. 36,40,30,24

I could feel the burn going into the fourth set though. At 30 I was really feeling it and wondered if I was going to make it, but I did push through to 40. I probably could have done a couple more, but I felt like I was near ready to collapse.

Friday will bring Day 2 and the move to 8 sets instead of 5. I’m curious if it will feel more difficult since it is more push ups total, or if it will be easier since the set reps will be lower for each set. I guess I’ll find out soon enough…

Monday, October 27, 2008

100 Pushups: Most Recent Max

So today I did a new max test before starting Week 5. I maxed at 46. I was disappointed with this as I was hoping to get 50 at the very minimum. I think this is probably because I did a full upper body workout and hit my abs real hard during that (I did V-ups, the captains chair, and the alternating bicycle), so my core was pretty tired for this. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Drink more water : Been doing great

I’ve been doing a lot better with this lately. Averaging between 40 and 60 oz each day, and I’ve really cut back on the coffee. I’ve only had one cup in the last 5 days. Previously it was 5 cups in 1 day…

Thursday, October 16, 2008

drink more water: 60 oz today

I’ve drank 60 oz of water today. I’m going to try and quit coffee too starting tomorrow…

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

100 Pushups : Week 4 Day 3 (Getting closer)

I still didn’t make it today, but it was much better than my previous attempts.

My first 3 sets were fine.
Fourth set was a strain, but still made it 29.
By the last set my arms couldn’t take anymore 25.

Total: 145

It’s a bit depressing, but a huge improvement from Monday. I think I’ll get it soon.

Monday, October 13, 2008

100 Push Ups: Week 4 Day 3 (Failure Again...)

So I took 4 days off for rest. Went and saw the chiro, icy hotted my right shoulder and wrists. Went back into the gym today pumped for success, and I let myself down!

First two sets went off fine 29,33. Then on set 3 I only made it to 21. After that I finished the rest of my normal upper body workout. At the end of it I did another two sets of pushups. 29, 31. I had considered backing up to Day 2 if I failed at this again, but I’ve decided to just keep at Day 3 until success. While it still seems a ways off, it is definitely pushing me to my very limits right now.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

100 Push Ups: Week 4 Day 3 (Total Failure)

This was an awful and discouraging day. My first two sets were fine 29,33. Then I failed on the third set! I’m not sure if I should go back and try day 2 again, or if I’ve been over training lately. I’m feeling completely wiped out and have no motivation. I’m going to stop all exercises until Monday. Then I will retry Day 3. Hopefully I just need some RR to let my body recoup. If I’m not there on Monday I will back it up to Day 2 for another couple of times. Blah :(

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

100 Push Ups: Week 4 Day 2 (Success)

So it only took 3 tries to get this one… And it was still a struggle. My sets were 25,29,25,25,36. Everything was good until set 4. At that point I was really feeling tired. Then for the final set I was absolutely dying. By the last 3 my arms were quivering like jelly; there was no way I could have made it past 36 and 36 was the minimum max out, so I barely eeked by.

Usually I would repeat a day like this at least once more so I felt truly up to snuff, but I’m really thinking of just pushing on to Day 3.

Friday, October 3, 2008

197 off of a small bowl of granola!

Cereal really does a number on me. This morning I had a small bowl of granola cereal for breakfast. It was right around 45grams of carbs total, so 3 carb servings. My recommended carb servings per meal to control my blood sugar is supposed to 4-5. Just one hour later I was up to 197! I high tailed it over to the gym before work and hit the treadmill for 15 minutes. Just that 15 minutes on the treadmill dropped me back down to 80.

I’ve played around with a multiple cold cereals and Wheaties seems to have the least affect on my blood sugar, but even that is putting me up to 160 at the one hour point. That is still too high.

This is always my worst point in the day. I really need to get up early enough to cook some healthy for breakfast or to workout after eating.

Week 4 Day 2 (again)

My sets this time were 25,29,25,25,27! This was worse on my final set than last time! I’m not too broken up about this though, I took shorter breaks in between sets this time and I did a full upper body workout yesterday so I don’t think I’ve had enough rest.

This weekend I’m going to do some more ditch work, some cardio for sure, and possibly some leg work. That should give me time to recoup and for Monday so I can finally make the cut for Week 4 Day 2.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Upper body

I did an hour of upper body today. Chest, shoulder, back, triceps, biceps.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Week 4 Day 2

My sets today were 25, 29, 25, 25, 32. I couldn’t quite make it to that 36 minimum for the last set! Week 4 has been really discouraging for me, but I am determined to keep at this until I make the hundred! So I guess Friday will be Day 2 again :( This is the longest week for me by far…