March 2019 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, March 2: March began with a relaxing rest day, which is an important part of any exercise program. I was back in the gym in the morning with a fasted workout: calves, traps, a 3.2 kilometer run, and then some more calves, traps, and one set of lower back extensions.

Sunday, March 3: I completed a 60 -minute weights session that should leave me very sore tomorrow: back, lats, biceps, sides, lower back, traps, calves, hamstrings, and forearms. Yes, it’s the next day, and all the muscles I exercised yesterday are feeling more stiff than usual.

Tuesday, March 5: Weights and cardio after work: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, lower back, calves, and a 12-minute run.

Thursday March 7: A morning 50-minute weights session was today’s exercise. I mixed up my usual order and varied the number of sets. Some body parts were worked harder than others: sides, lower back, back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, calves, hamstrings, and quads.

Friday, March 8: Just cardio in the morning: four kilometers under 20 minutes on an empty stomach.

Monday, March 11: Back exercising after I reluctantly took the weekend off.  I was falling asleep after work in the bus to the gym, but once I get there, my energy levels increased. The result was a pretty decent 55-minute weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, calves, forearms, hamstrings, sides, and lower back.

Tuesday, March 12: Cardio and thighs today with a 16-minute run followed by some weightless and weighted squats.

Friday, March 15: A 55-minute weights session in the afternoon was one of my hardest workouts in recent memory. I mixed up the order of exercises again: sides, lower back, biceps, traps, calves, hamstrings, forearms, lats, and back.

Saturday, March 16: Another 3 kilometers in under 15 minutes. For a long time that was out of reach (I used do that quite often about 18 years ago), but now it’s achievable again, and barring injury, I hope to gradually increase the speed and distance. I also exercised my thighs afterwards. I think I might make thigh exercises a regular part of treadmill day.

Tuesday, March 19: Weights after work: chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, calves, hamstrings, sides, lower back, and forearms. I went lighter on sides and lower back because, well, I just did.

Wednesday, March 20: In the morning, I ran 4.2 kilometers in 20 minutes. That was quite a cardio session.

Friday, March 22: My evening workout was pretty short at around 35 minutes, but it was pretty intense: calves, hamstrings, lower back, lats, traps, back, biceps, sides, and forearms.

Saturday, March 23: It has been a very very long time since I ran six kilometers in under 30 minutes. But that’s not all: I then did some weightless squats and leg extensions.

Monday, March 25: I fell asleep on the bus to the gym and really didn’t feel like exercising, but after changing into my gym clothes, my motivation returned. I decided to rest the body parts I’ve been working regularly of late like forearms, calves, and my core. Instead, I just focused on chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps and then ended with a short 6-minute run.

Wednesday, March 27: Yesterday, I had the beginnings of a cold, but felt much better today, and a gym session wasn’t out of the question. I made it to the gym in the evening for a lighter weights session: back, lats, biceps, forearms, calves, and hamstrings. 

Saturday, March 30: Back in the gym with a 60-minute workout: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, calves, hamstrings, weightless squats, forearms, sides, and lower back.