I did not sleep well at all last night. It was, however, the first time in almost 2 weeks that I have not had a good night's sleep. I was still up early this morning and contemplated returning back to bed after completing my morning routine. Interestingly enough, after I got started, the sleepiness subsided and I was able to get moving onto the workout pretty early this morning.
Week 6 of Cycle 30 is the final week of this current cycle. I cannot believe how rapidly 6 weeks passes now. I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks of light(er) workouts before turning up the heat on myself for this transformation contest. I simply want to add more muscle, bringing up my lagging body parts somewhat. If I can do that, win, lose or draw, I will be happy. I have discovered a few new things to incorporate into the workouts and am excited. I am, for example, going to use Funk Robert's (search him on YouTube) chest finisher, which in my mind, constitutes another workout! LOL! He says that it will improve the size of your chest. I will also be looking to add some weighted cardio and some other crazy stuff! LOL! Cycles 31 and 32 should be my most challenging, exercise-wise, yet.
Anyway, I pushed through today's workout feeling very good! I pushed a little on the 1-mile run and got it done in 6:06. After the workout, I weighed in and found that I was down to 150.0, a loss of .6 pound over the week. This makes sense because I have been much more careful about my diet. I suspect if I can keep up the same effort, I will probably get down to about 147.0. I took some profile and progress pictures today. I still have not yet got the distances right on this camera. I look a bit "far away" in this particular set of photos. I will do a bit more experimenting for the mid-week photos.
Tomorrow is arm and shoulder day, with the mixed cardio, ending with a 1-mile walk and 2-mile run. Everyone have a great Sunday!
Here is what I did today:
- Stretching Regimen
- 3 x 40 Quasi Sit-ups
- 3 x 40 Reverse Crunches
- 3 x 40 Crunches (with 20-pound dumbbell)
- 3 x 50 Push-ups
- 3 x 15 Hanging Leg Raises (Chin-up grip with straight legs)
- 3 x 1 minute Rope Jumping
- 1-Mile Walk
- 1-Mile Run (6:06)