November 2010 Fitness Diary!

Tuesday, November 2: I started the month a day late with 20 kilometers on my exercise bike in the evening after work with a season 1 episode of Star Trek DS9 to help pass the time:

Thursday, November 4: I had to drag myself to the gym after work and I almost didn’t make it. (long few days). But I did go and I managed to get in a quite intense workout that consisted of exercises for my upper back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, abs, lower abs, sides, and lower back. And I walked to work today and home again after class. Walking is a much more pleasant way to travel than my motorbike which quite frankly makes me nervous.

Friday, November 5: Twenty-five kilometers on my exercise bike while watching the latest episodes of The Office and Fringe:

Saturday, November 6: Just under 4.5 kilometers on the treadmill (the treadmills at the gym automatically shut down after 40 minutes) and then a great leg workout consisting of presses, extensions, curls, inner thigh exercises, and calfs.

Sunday, November 7: Another gym session today, this time chest, shoulders, and triceps. And I ended with a light 3 kilometers on the treadmill – I didn’t want to tax my legs too much after yesterday’s workout:

Thursday, Pepero Day: OOps, it’s Thursday already and I haven’t exercised since Sunday. I’m hoping to go to the gym this evening….And I did indeed make it to the gym as promised. A very solid and sweaty 4 kilometers on the treadmill up a steeper than usual incline preceded by an equally solid weights session: upper back, traps, lats, biceps, sides and abs:

Saturday, November 13: I made it to the gym in the late afternoon despite feeling a cold coming on. My mouth felt unusually dry all day – hope it doesn’t last.  But I exercised anyway and had a pretty decent workout both cardio-wise (3.5 km on the treadmill) and strength-wise with exercises for chest, shoulders, triceps, lower back, hamstrings, and calves…

Saturday, November 20: Important announcement:

Sunday, November 21: Finally felt well enough to exercise and it felt great to be sweating from exertion rather than from some stupid yucky flu. Straight back into the weights as though I hadn’t been sick with exercises for my back, traps, lats, biceps, forearms, abs, sides, lower back, hamstrings, and calves. My only concession to my recent ill health was a shorter and slower treadmill session:

Thursday, November 25: Fifteen kilometers on my exercise bike while watching a season 4 opener of Star Trek DS9. The Klingons invaded Cardassia. There’s nothing like a fictitious war story to take your mind off the chance of a real war on the Korean Peninsula.

Saturday, November 27: Back in the gym for the first time since last weekend. I haven’t been exercising as much of late, but I hope to be back into my regular routine (cardio every two days) by the middle of next week. 3.5 kilometers on the treadmill (which i really needed!) and a pretty solid chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, sides, and calves workout:

Tuesday, November 30: I ended the rather disruptive month of November with 15 kilometers on my exercise bike:

Illness and a busier month both work and study wise hampered November’s fitness campaign. A total of ten cardio sessions for the month – on average one every three days, which is well down from my normal average of one cardio session every two days. December’s campaign kicks off tomorrow morning. I really must get that cardio session average back up, and I must eat better to. I always aim to do that, but it never happens. Perhaps December will be different…