Monday, January 07th, 2013 | Author: Casey Criswell

Monday 1/7/2013

Here we are on Monday. The workouts were good, both running and lifting wise. Yet, I still find myself filled with self doubt and loathing. My weight’s still up from my vacation excess, which sucks, but I have to remind myself it’s not the end of the world. I’ve been through this before and it always works out. It’s always hard to deal with the self doubt when it arises though. What this really needs to be is a lesson in that the old ways are still lying latent in the background and should be treated as proof that it’s easy to fall off the wagon. While I’ve been doing good since the vacation, I did snack more than I should have this weekend, unfortunately. I’ve got the taste for salty and sweet snacks and it’s been a challenge to fight off those cravings once again. I think it’s time to stock up on some chewing gum again, as that’s what helped me fight off the cravings in the beginning.

To think on the positive side for a change, my run felt really good today, so that’s a plus. As I said yesterday, I’d really love to start getting in some daily mileage 6 days out of the week, but those 18 degree mornings make it tough. Tomorrow will be tough to get out there too as my daughter starts back to school after break, so there will be total chaos for a bit. However, if I save the run for post chaos since I’m working at home on Tuesday, it will probably help with the de-stressing!

My bench press is coming along quite well; 195 went up really smoothly until the 5th rep of the 3rd set, which is to be expected. I have have Bench Press in my rotation twice this week, so I think next week, I will go for 205. Pretty certain I can do it! I cut squats today and got back to deadlift which I haven’t done for nearly 3 weeks and it felt great. It still felt good at 255 where I left off last, so here’s hoping I can still walk tomorrow! Today, I started adding in negative pullups as that’s one of my goals for the new year; to be able to do an unassisted pull-up. I hear that’s a great way to build them up. It felt goofy, and I only got 5, but hey…better than nothing!

Tracked a Workout for 1,979 pts Today
Running:
- 0:37:49 || 3.6 mi || 10:34.1 min/mi || flat

Barbell Deadlift:
- 135 lb x 5 reps
- 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

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
- 115 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps
- 125 lb x 5 reps

Dips – Chest Version:
- 8 reps || assisted || 85 lb
- 10 reps || assisted || 100 lb
- 10 reps || assisted || 100 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 12 reps

Category: Running
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