Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Daily Weight-Ins and Today's Workout

"How stepping on the scales once a day helps dieters shed more pounds."

I read this article back in December and it makes a lot of sense to me. I did try weighing in every day last year but eventually it became an obsession and I had to break the habit.

Like I posted a few days ago, I'm back to daily weigh-ins but right now it's not an obsession at all, it's more of an experiment to track how exercise and various foods affect my daily weight.

It also helps me keep track of what my actual weight is. Some days there's a really huge jump and if I were weighing in once a week and happened to land on those "jump" days I would be really confused. This was I can keep watching the jumps and see if it evens out or not. So that's my plan with the scale as long as I don't get obsessed again. If I do I'll have to do something different.

In other news, I made it to the gym much earlier today and did "leg" day and another 35 minutes on the treadmill. Tomorrow will be just treadmill day after work and then "pull" day on Thursday. I'm not sure that going in the evenings is a good idea because I was totally wired last night and didn't get to sleep until after midnight but it's nice knowing the evening option is there if I don't make it earlier in the day.

August 18th Workout:

Leg Day:

Seated Leg Extension: 20 lbs (1 set x 10 reps)
                                     30 lbs ( 3 sets x 10 reps)
                                     20 lbs (1 set x 10 reps going fast until failure)

Seated Leg Curl:  20 lbs (1 set x 10 reps)
                              30 lbs ( 3 sets x 10 reps)
                              20 lbs (1 set x 10 reps going fast until failure)

Inner Thigh Adductor: level  5 (37 lbs 1 set x 10 reps)
                                     level 6  (45 lbs  3 sets x 10 reps)
                                     level  5 (37 lbs 1 set x 10 reps going fast until failure)

Outer Thigh Abductor: level  5 (28 lbs 1 set x 10 reps)
                                     level 6  (34 lbs  3 sets x 10 reps)
                                     level  5 (28 lbs 1 set x 10 reps going fast until failure)

Treadmill: 35 min, 1.48 distance, 3,593 steps, speed between 2.0 - 2.6 mph, incline 0.

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