Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Week of Workouts - Trying to Escape the Orbit of the Dark Planet

Location: My house, Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University
Date:29th April

Tuesday (my house)
Quick blaster to get the brain going:
36 Push Ups
20 Dumbbell Deadlifts
Total time: 5 Minutes
Food: fasted until lunch, then salmon, avocado & nuts.

Thursday (Aston gym)
Swimming Sprints - 8 x one-length front crawl @ 95%, 30 - 90 seconds rest between.
Total time:
15 minutes
Food: egg, fruit & coconut cream breakfast bonanza + walnuts

Saturday (my house)
Weights circuit - alternating the exercises with minimum rest:
Dumbbell bench press: 3 x 10 @ 25k
One-arm dumbbell bent-over row: 3 x 10 @ 35kg, 32.5kg, 32.5kg
Clean and press: 3 x 10 @ 35kg
Ab roll-outs: 3 x 10 from the knees (with dumbbell)
Total time: 20 minutes
egg, fruit & coconut cream breakfast bonanza

I am still battling the binge mentality that started to bed in on my 2-week trip to Asia which I only partly mitigated with efforts to workout on the trip.

At the moment I am still lapsing, usually after too much wine, then battling to keep physical well-being with short, intense workouts. It's amazing how powerful they can be in restoring a feeling of hormonal balance.... but amazing how quickly that can be sabotaged with a lapse.

This time I can feel the grip of the dark planet starting to loosen. I just need to escape its orbit entirely; a full week of good food and good workouts will free my mind of the nagging temptations trying to pull me back down.


4 Winds said...

Be strong, break free.......;-)

Lightning said...

Shutlingsloe on Monday should help and now Winkle's off maybe some monkey madness on Saturday ?

Methuselah said...

Thanks 4 Winds. Stronger by the day.

Lightning: bring on the monkey madness. I have a flight to Boston the next day so the more tired I am the better the chance I will sleep on the flight...