I had I first full session today with my new program and man did I challenge myself. My body was definitely feeling the increased weight and the new muscles I have started to use with these new exercises didn’t know what hit them.
My program for back and legs day includes squats (as I did in the last program but now I do 4 sets of decreasing reps but increasing weight), deadlifts, assisted pull up paired with hammer strength pull, cable row (as in last program) and then finished off with leg press (this time with increased reps) paired with lunges (this time with decreased reps). It was hard, my muscles were definitely fatigued by the end of each exercise and in the case of the assisted pull ups I wasn’t able to make 10 in 2 of the sets. I made sure that I did a good stretch out at the end of the session so I wouldn’t be really sore now and right now I’m thankful I did.
Now there is no gym tomorrow due to University and work but Thursday I will be doing my new chest and arms workout which I will be sure to tell you all about.
On the food side, it has not been going well. I have been good with breakfast, lunch and dinner but I have been terrible with the snacks in between and at night. Every time I see something involving chocolate I can’t help myself I have to eat it. The current mars bar promotion of ‘win a free bar’ has not helped the problem either I should probably own half the company with the amount of Mars bars I have consumed in the last 3 weeks. It’s ridiculous. I think I will put it down to the stress of exams, the food intake is my coping mechanism at the moment, I’m not liking it one bit.
I will definitely try to keep a conscious check on what I am putting into system and try to replace the chocolate with fruit and vegetables instead.