Friday, February 10, 2012
I got 2 'Fine Tune' phase workouts in this week so I only have 2 more to go. I also got in one centergy class. Low end of how many times I want to go to the gym but life continues to get in the way.
So..... this was my last heavy lifting workout of the phase. I had to drop WAY down on what I deadlift. I dropped from 135 to 95 pounds. (dropped to 115 and it still wasn't enough so dropped another 20) Definitely something going on with my lower back. It's not bad but it's persistent. I half wonder if I hurt it the day I lifted the 135 (4 sets of 5). Anyway.... between the lower back pain and some elbow pain (from high pulls, I think... so I dropped them a week ago) I think my body is calling out for a break. I'm going to wrap up this phase, meet with Dave, and figure out how to give my body a break without losing ground. I'm hoping that a couple weeks of centergy only will be sufficient. (ie: BW only, no lifting)
This week has been NUTS. Not only did I miss a day at the gym, I am also big time behind at home. I haven't even had time to bake for the family so they are eating more packaged crud than I'd like. I *think* life will calm down next week. Maybe? If no one gets sick!
I might be seeing a s-l-i-g-h-t trend upwards in muscle mass and downwards in fat mass. I am now seeing 17.3-ish for my handheld bf analyzer and consistently under 20, sometimes almost down to 19 on the scale. Not sure where the fat is coming from. I'll do measurements next week.
Asthma seems to have calmed down. Thank goodness. I don't like exercising on albuterol. Does wacky things to my heart rate.