Wednesday, January 02nd, 2013 | Author: Casey Criswell

Hey, remember me?

The holiday’s over and with it, so is my vacation! That means back to the gym, back to the regular runs, back to the food logging, back to the weight loss. I’ll be honest; as much as I enjoyed my week and a half of not thinking about weight loss? It feels good to be back. Which is something I never thought I’d hear myself saying!

I didn’t eat well over my vacation. It’s okay though. I’ve been grinding on my food log and calorie cutting pretty hardcore since February, so I think the brief break was well needed. Let’s face it, a week off isn’t going to destroy what I’ve made here. I’m hoping it’ll jump start the system though and prepare it to jump into this next 50 lb leg of the weight loss journey. What it did do is confirm the idea to myself that crappy food? It makes me feel pretty crappy. While I enjoyed the snacks and munchies and beer, I found myself last night kind of looking forward to getting back to my healthy diet again back into the routine. My energy levels were starting to sag a bit, I felt bloated and just not quite as ‘machine’ like and just plain off.

Today though, I was up early and ready to hit the bricks. I got my lunched packed and everything’s back to the tightly running ship it once was and it feels good. I was a bit apprehensive to head to the gym today; while I did run over vacation, I didn’t lift at all. So, I was expecting a loss in gains and a lot of soreness. What I got was a bit more work to lift where I left off at before the holiday but I got it. I wasn’t in terrible pain either! Another little personal lesson learned!

In the end, this past week left me pretty bloaty and up about 5 pounds, which I’m really not concerned with. I think the mental break was needed since I’ve been at it for 10 months. Plus, I know this is all water and bad food weight, so it will come off quick! For this week, I’m going to concentrate on just getting back in the groove. I’m look at running on the treadmill tomorrow, Plan B in the weight room on Friday and a long run on Saturday!

Feels good to be back!

Gooch2k2 Tracked a Workout for 1,918 pts Today
Barbell Squat:
- 185 lb x 5 reps
- 205 lb x 5 reps
- 225 lb x 5 reps
- 245 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
- 255 lb x 5 reps
Barbell Bench Press:
- 135 lb x 5 reps
- 145 lb x 5 reps
- 155 lb x 5 reps
- 195 lb x 5 reps
- 195 lb x 5 reps
- 195 lb x 5 reps
Barbell Incline Bench Press:
- 95 lb x 5 reps
- 105 lb x 5 reps
- 115 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
Dips – Chest Version:
- 10 reps || assisted || 85 lb
- 9 reps || assisted || 85 lb
- 10 reps || assisted || 85 lb
Weighted Hyperextension:
- 15 lb x 10 reps
- 15 lb x 10 reps
- 15 lb x 10 reps
Weighted Decline Sit-Up:
- 10 lb x 15 reps
- 10 lb x 15 reps
- 10 lb x 10 reps

Category: Running
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