February 2019 Fitness Diary!

Friday, Feb. 1: February began with a solid weights session: back, lats, biceps, traps, calves, sides, and lower back. And I’m noticing more veins in my arms which I take to be a sign of less body fat. And I walked a total of 16.7 kilometers throughout the day. 

Saturday, Feb. 2:  A quick gym session that I had to cut short: chest, shoulders, triceps, thighs, hamstrings, and a little lower abs. I also walked approximately 14 kilometers in the evening.

Monday, Feb 4: All the gyms I know of are closed for the lunar new year. Tried to stay a little active by walking 14 kilometers.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: An improvised post-beach weights session in my hotel room using two 1.5-litre bottles of water: some push-ups, shoulders, triceps, some squats, and calf raises.

Thursday, Feb. 7: All the gyms are still closed. I ended up walking 14.3 kilometers throughout the day and evening.

Friday, Feb. 8: A gym not too far from my hotel finally reopened today after the long Lunar New Year break. It was about a 7 kilometer walk from my hotel, but it was worth it as it’s the best gym I’ve ever workout in. They even had a smoothie bar! It felt good to finally do some serious weights again: back, lats, biceps, traps, forearms, sides, lower back, and I ended with a 7-minute run. And my day pass is actually a 24-hour pass, so it’s good until tomorrow afternoon. A gym that is much closer will be open tomorrow, but I’ll be returning to that smoothie bar. I also walked 13.8 kilometers if my tracking app can be believed.

Saturday, Feb. 9: Back to my favorite gym in the whole world for more: chest, shoulders, triceps, calves, thighs, hamstrings, and an 8-minute treadmill run.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Back in my Korean gym for a 15-minute run as I had not the time to exercise more.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: I ate a little too much yesterday, so I decided to make up for that with a more intense workout: back, lats, biceps, traps, calves, thighs, hamstrings, sides, and lower back. My workout was about 55 minutes long and began about 13 hours into a fast.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Just time at the gym for another ru owing to a nice unplanned sleep in. I’m working towards running three kilometers in under 15 minutes, and I’m almost there.

Friday, Feb. 15: A morning workout that was cut a little short due to a 10 a.m. commitment: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, calves, sides, lower back, and forearms. Some body parts were worked harder that others. My chest got a particularly good workout that involved a range of exercises.

Saturday, Feb. 16: I ran 5.4 kilometers before breakfast, and am considering a half marathon in April.

Monday, Feb. 18: I thought about exercising yesterday, but decided a break was  in order. I went to the gym after work and worked out for an hour: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, sides, lower back, calves, hamstrings, and thighs.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: A serious weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps (again). That was followed by an 11-minute run.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: A short sharp 16-minute legs workout (thighs, hamstrings, and calves) in the evening was probably the hardest I have worked my legs in years, which says how much I’ve been neglecting them. I must do that more often.

Friday, Feb. 22: Another short but intense weights session: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms sides, and lower back.

Monday, Feb. 25: A longer weights session (1 hour and 26 minutes) was largely the result of a flurry of text messages, but I think those breaks helped me to do more sets: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, sides, lower back, calves, and hamstrings.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Another cardio session today with 3 kilometers in under 15 minutes in mind. I didn’t make it that long, but I was well on track when I called a halt at the 12-minute mark.

Wednesday, Feb. 27:  A 50ish-minute weights session in the late afternoon: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, sides, lower back, abs, calves, thighs and glutes.

Thursday, Feb. 28: I ended February with a really intense chest, shoulders, and triceps workout with a couple of light sets for my traps. I’ve been adding extra movements and exercises to my chest routine. I ended the session and month by running 3 kilometers in under 15 minutes for the first time in a very long time.