Saturday, March 02, 2013
Have I been away? No.
Has the SLVi3 routine based in the "Staying Power" SP group been abandoned? No.
How are my new years resolutions going? Fine to plan..
Firstly I am punching out each SLVi3 routine, session for session Here's the breakdown from the "staying power streak"
If anything I've added a few session here and there. Since my gym membeship started in late August (cost $150 for a year) I have been nearly 100 times. So I guess I'm getting my monies worth...
So what is my body doing? well.. I feel heavier. Although my diet is still in order (with a few extra nuts added) I must have put on weight. My quads are more sturdy and I am PRing my squats week in week out. little by little. I'm at the 2/3 stage of the routine where things get heavy. I am coping but surprised about the weight. There is no drive to bulk per se.
Weighday is tomorrow but I know I must have put on some pounds- that's the only way I could have built strength.. Perhaps my diet has slipped a little - but hard to see how. The good news is that even if the diet has slipped - the result must be a little more muscle as well as fat.
I am skiing in three weeks - I think I'll up the cardio on top of the routine. It's high altitude (Tignes) and three weeks of cardio of increasing intensity might lose me a couple of pounds and give me a few km everyday on the slopes.
Clearly my legs a re a lot stronger. My knee issue is hardly noticeable now ;)
New years resolutions. Archery - I wanted to be able to shoot a "Portsmouth" (60 arrows at a fixed size target) and average 510 by December. This week I shot 4 Portmouths and scores 505, 511, 521 and 519. The bad news is I show one today and scored 434.. I need to get my brain around consistency...
As ever, targets and challenges are defining my existence. In truth I am dreading the scales tomorrow morning. It is hard to reverse the psychology of weight loss.