Wednesday, April 11, 2012
No, not my weight! (If I weighed 100lbs at my height I'd be having some severe issues...)
Instead, for the first time, I tracked "100lbs" on my strength-training exercises. Yes it's with a machine, but when I first starting started using the seated triceps-push machine, I was maybe doing 50lbs. Can't say for sure because when I first wrote it down (as opposed to remembering from the previous time) it was 60lbs, but I know that wasn't the first time I started to use it.
I have technically done exercises with 100+ pounds before, it's just the first time I've reached it, with how I record it. Maybe not the best of systems, but when I'm using two free-weights or both weight-stacks on the cable machine I record just what each one is. On machines with one stack or with a single weight I record the total of what I'm using. For example, on the cable machine, I'm up to doing 140lbs on pull-downs, but I track it as "70".
I'm doing myself a bit of a disservice with that because typing out that I can ST with 140lbs on even one exercise is even more awesome than typing out 100. While I understand that my weight fluctuates by about 5lbs up and down depending on how well I'm eating and what my water-retention level is... THAT'S WHAT I WEIGH!
While I still have a ways to go on the road to becoming healthier, it's still an accomplishment that I am very proud of.