10 months ago: I started with 3 days of weights (pyramid sets) that had 48 reps with 3 failure points for each muscle group, plus 3 days of cardio a week. I was also doing two days of pilates per week. Pushing hard. For months. Religiously.
6 months ago: I cut out one of the cardio days, so was still doing weights 3 times, cardio twice a week, pilates twice. Experimented with slow reps to increase strength.… Continue Reading
I’ve delayed doing an update because I took some progress pictures a couple of weeks ago and I looked *smaller* than I did in December, and I was all despondent about it in an ‘ahh fuck it, what’s the point?!’ kind of way (see my body project to compare the Dec-Feb photos in the sidebar).
I was especially down about it since I had been trying to kick it up: I changed my program from pyramid sets to drop sets, and started being really strict with what I eat after advice from a sports nutritionist. Obviously that approach didn’t work … Continue Reading
This post would have been much more interesting if the title had a ‘the’ in the middle…
Today I went and saw the nutritionist/personal trainer. She co-owns the gym that I go to, and when I talked to her and her partner before Christmas about changing my workout program, they lectured me about diet *sigh*.
Ask anyone who knows about working on body improvements, and they will tell you that the majority of the work is in the diet. My nutritionist estimated 65% diet, 35% exercise… other estimates are more like 80/20.
If you’ve been paying attention to my workouts (why haven’t you been paying attention to my workouts?!), you will have noticed with a sad shake of your head that I haven’t been to the gym over the Christmas/New Year holiday period. TWO AND A HALF WEEKS OF NO GYM, EATING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, AND DRINKING LIKE A DESPERATE ALCOHOLIC!
I would have gone back this week (I *WOULD*!), except for the fact that I was haunting the hospital at my dad’s. Reasonable excuse right?!