During Week Three of my THF fitness journey, I carried out more weight-lifting in seven days than I have in three years. At the gym, I felt like one of the guys: I become one with the machine, I winced in pain, I “maxed out.” (But that doesn’t mean I didn’t wish for a knight in shining armor to remove the remove the 200+ weights off the leg press machine for me.)
I fear I am stunted at 7.5. I was supposed to do 10 reps of any given exercise, but at 7.5, my arms/legs gave out. They said nada mas. But then I’d try it again. I still didn’t beat 7.5, but I did beat that voice in my head telling me I couldn’t do it again. I found out that I could.
Dare I say weightlifting is fun? I like the challenge: seeing if I can improve on my last set. Squeezing in extra reps. Making goals and giving all I’ve got to sticking to them. Checking out my barely-there biceps like they belong to Arnold Schwarzenegger pre-political career.
Despite a tougher work-out week, my measurements didn’t show as much improvement as I hoped. Mike at THF reminds me that slow and steady winds the race. I’m up for that challenge, too.
Here are my stats for the end of Week Three:
- Gained 1.2 pounds overall (no change since last week)
- Lost 1% body fat overall (a .1% increase since last week)
- Decreased my fat mass by .75 pounds overall (a .1 lb. improvement since last week)
- Increased my lean mass by 1.95 pounds overall (a .1 lb. improvement since last week)