Day 11: I. Am. Smarticus.

day 11

  • Weight: 123.0 lbs.
  • Workout B: 18 min., 36 sec.
  • Total inches: 116.6
  • Protein: 132 g (14 g over target)

I completed my first full workout today! I feel strong.

As the dudes at my gym would say, “I totally crushed it, dude!” Wait a minute, the only dude at my gym is me, and I’d never say that.

In my brief workout, I completed seven reps at 30 pounds of the slight incline bench press, 10 reps at 55 pounds of the dumbbell squat and 50 reps at 20 pounds of the kettlebell swing. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it.

(I made it through 1 minute 50 seconds of the optional bicycle exercise, instead of 3 minutes. I’m still counting it.)

My hope is that I can get through every workout from now on, as unrealistic as that may be. I don’t want to keep increasing the recovery time between workouts, but I will if I must.

Part of it was simply attitude. At the start, I realized I’d rather push as hard as I can for the brief time today rather than have to do it all over again in a week. That motivation was good incentive to get through the last reps.

I like feeling strong, and I love feeling like I’m progressing as I should.