January 2020 Fitness Diary!

Thursday, Jan. 2: The year 2020’s fitness endeavors and adventures kicked off in the afternoon with weights and a short 7-minute run at a slower pace than recent runs. The weights part of my workout involved back, lats, biceps, traps, calves, forearms, lower back, and sides.

My short-term goals are to regain some cardio fitness and lose  a few kilograms.

Saturday, Jan. 4: Another weights session with a short run in the middle: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, calves, lower back, a 6-minute run, thighs, and hamstrings.

Monday, Jan. 6: The same again with weights and a short run: back, lats, traps, biceps, calves, lower back, and a 7-minute run.

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Fifty evening minutes of weights: chest, shoulders, triceps, forearms, and sides.

Wednesday, Jan. 8: An 8-minute run followed by a legs workout. It’s been a while since I exercised three days in a row.

Thursday, Jan. 9: Another weights session: back, lats, traps, biceps, abs, lower back, and sides. And that was a pretty intense back workout.

Saturday, Jan. 11: An 11-minute run at around noon. I’m confident I can regain the level of cardio fitness I had last year can be obtained again soon. The goal is to be able to comfortably run 3 kilometers in under three minutes. I also completed a set of 45 push ups in the evening.

Sunday, Jan. 12: I considered a gym session, but ended up walking 10 kilometers instead.

Monday, Jan. 13: A 50-minute weights session after work and my only meal of the day: chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, calves, lower back, and forearms. Well, I ate afterwards, so my “only meal of the day” wasn’t my only meal of the day.

Tuesday, Jan. 14: I walked 13.6 kilometers throughout the day and evening.

Wednesday: Jan 15: A short 7-minute run was all I had time for. I did a few weightless squats afterwards, and by “a few”, I mean a few.

Saturday Jan. 18: Just a set of 50 push ups before heading off to the Queen concert. And some ab work at home afterwards.

Sunday, Jan. 19: I’m not quite sure how I did it, but my iPhone’s step tracker is telling me I walked 11 kilometers today.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: An hour of weights in the early afternoon: back, lats, biceps, forearms, calves, abs, sides, and lower back. I think I’ll be quite sore tomorrow. I also walked almost 14 kilometers throughout the day.

Wednesday, Jan. 22:  Thirty minutes of weights (chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps) was followed by a six-minute run.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Another short and intense weights session: sides, lower back, calves, weightless squats, hamstring curls, and leg extensions. I also walked about 15 kilometers throughout the day.

Saturday, Jan. 25: I walked about 12 kilometers with my guitar and netbook on my back.

Sunday, Jan. 26: A solid hour of weights: lats, back, traps, biceps, calves, hamstrings, weightless squats, lower back, and sides.

Monday, Jan. 27: A set of 46 morning push ups started the day. And then I did 40 more about 15 minutes later.

Tuesday, Jan. 28: Another hour of weights: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, lower back, abs, and forearms.

Thursday, Jan. 30: A little home workout: two sets of push ups (48 & 30) and some sides and lower back. And that was it for the month.