One Long Night & An Even Quicker Morning!

I had one of those nights last night when you just can’t stop thinking about everything and anything. Thoughts of school, workout programs, blogs, family stuff, etc, etc kept buzzing around my head driving the night into the early hours.

I forgot when I fell asleep, and I opened my eyes and felt around for my phone to see what time it was and 4:57am glowed into my sleepy eyes, it took until 5:02am for me to realise that I wasn’t dreaming.

I shot out of bed like a burning turtle and hopped into my workout gear and started pounding away completely screwing up everything I tried; I was counting through my raised knee-ins and split squats forgetting that there are both sides to do and slopping through the saxon side bend like a kid taking a poke at a chocolate cake.

It was a disaster folks, and at the end of my 2nd circuit I lay there on the floor with a 6.5kg (14.3lbs) dumbbell on my chest not able to move. I was spent and I called it quits.

I sped off to school on my motorbike with a face on me like a battered fart, thinking “why did you quit ya git!”

By lunchtime I was thinking that one off day in 45 is not a bad record, and even though my intervals are not until tomorrow I’m going to go for a spin on the exercise bike when I get home.

It won’t be long before its Wednesday and maybe on Tuesday night I can have a quarter bottle of vodka if I am finding it hard to sleep ::grins::

Its not the end of the world and at least I managed 2 circuits and alls good! I am still moving forward, this is the kind of fun we face with the pain of discipline.

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Workout Adjustments

I have made a few adjustments to my current workout. I need to be careful and not over do it as I have high PB at the moment.

Weighted Crunch (upper abs) 12x
Bent-Knee Pull In (lower abs) 12x
Double Crunch with Cross (oblique) 12x Raised-Leg Obliques Crunch (Obliques) 12x
Two-Point Bridge (transverse abdominis) 5x Back Extension – x12 (lower back
Superman (lower back) 12x
Squat with Side Raise (glutes & shoulders) 12x Squats with Dumbbells (Glutes) 12x
Pile Squat with Bicep Curl (hamstrings & biceps) 12x Pile Squat with Dumbbells (Hamstrings) 12x
Push Up (chest) 12x
Fly (chest)
Bench Press (chest)
Bent Over Flyes (back) 12x Bent-Arm Dumbbell Row (Back) 12x
Side Raises (Shoulders) 12x
Hammer Bicep Curl (Biceps) 12x
Tricep Dip (triceps) 12x

    My dumbbell weights are;

    one:9kg (19.8lbs)

    Both: 18kg (39.6lbs)

    Both dumbbells are used for all exercises except the Weighted Crunch and the Pile Squat with Dumbbells were one dumbbell was used.

    A Bit Out of Whack!

    So today I stopped taking the Hydroxycut Hardcore but my heart is still racing.  I woke up at 4am to do my cardio and some school work but I still had that chest pain and it felt like my heart was missing some beats or out of rhythm.  I took it easy and finished some lesson planning.

    I took my son to the doctor today for a check-up (I thought, I’m the one in need of a doctor).

    We (Susan and I) have a really good doctor for Daniel (my son) despite being here in Indonesia.  As for my and my chest pains, there is no way I’m going to see a doctor here. They’ll say “Here comes the bule (foreigner), lets add pajak bule (foreigner’s tax).”  Then I’ll go home with about 10 different kinds of medication and only about 2 of them will work.

    I  am thinking once I have been off the Hydroxycut for a few days then I’ll be back to normal, I hope.

    I went for a 2 hour sleep,  enjoying my day with my son while Susan is off to get her driver’s license.

    Well I’ll go now, and update my food log later tonight before I sign off. I have a funny story to tell you about a cheese accident.