January 2021 Covid Fitness Diary!

Friday, January 1: I began the year with sets of push-ups: 40, 25, 30, 25, 25, 25, 20, 20,  25, 25, 30, 15, 20, and 15  (350 in total) and various shoulder exercises. And a couple of hours later, I did another set of 40 push-ups, bringing today’s total to 390. Well, I might as well go past the 400 mark. One more set of 25 brought the total to 415. That is enough. And before bed, I did sets of calf raises and reverse calf raises.

Saturday, January 2: Today, I didn’t do any weights, but I walked 10,200 steps.

Sunday, January 3: Another day without weight with some walking: 10,900 steps/8.5 km.

Monday, January 4: Another evening walk: 12,300 steps/9.5 km. Back into weights tomorrow is the plan.

Tuesday, January 5: I ended up walking a little more: 8,500 steps/6.3 km, and now (9:15 p.m.), it’s time for weights. To begin, circuits of push-ups, shoulder exercises, and triceps. Here are the push-up sets: 30, 25, 20, 20, 25, 20, 15, and 15 – that’s a total of 170. Then I did some sets of weightless squats, which I did not count.

Wednesday, January 6: I began the day with some push-ups since I didn’t do that many yesterday. I might try something like a 100+ push-ups a day challenge for a month. I did 105 pretty quickly: 40, 30, 15, 10, and 10. And about thirty minutes later, I did another two sets of 35 and 25 for a total of 165, and that’s enough of that. In the evening I walked 16,300 steps/12.3 km, and only stopped when a snowstorm hit.

Thursday, January 7: I continued with my 100+ push-ups a day goal. In the morning, I did my 100 with only short breaks between sets and a longer break before the last set: 41, 14, 10, 10, 15, 10, and 15 for a total of 115.  I may have done another set of 25 and forgotten to take note of it. In the evening, more weights at home: back, lats, traps, lower back, biceps, forearms, calf raises, and reverse calf raises.

Saturday, January 9: I skipped my 100+ push-ups yesterday because my chest muscles were quite stiff. Back on track on Saturday with sets of 44, 28, 25, and 22 for a total of 119.

Sunday, January 10: Some morning push-ups: 36, 18, 30, 34, and 26 (144). Later in the evening, I did one more set of 45 push-ups followed by shoulders and triceps exercises. To wrap up the evening’s session. I did one more 30 more push-ups. The brough today’s total up to 219.

Monday, January 11: I started my evening workout with more push-ups: 38, 34, 23, and 15 (110). The weightless squats: 60, 50, 45, 40, and 30 for a total of 225. Then calf raises, reverse calfe raises, a first attempt at hamstring exercises with the bands, and then sides and lower back.

Tuesday, January 12: Just push-ups: 38, 23, 35, 23, and 20 for a total of 139.

Wednesday, January 13: Push-ups: 43, 27, 22, and 15 for a total of 107. Next, bicep curls, back, lats, traps, and some crunches.

Thursday, January 14: I mer nt quota of pushups with 115 in total over five sets: 46, 23, 14, 15, and 17. That was followed by a shoulder workout, sides, and lower back.

Saturday, January 16: After a day off yesterday, I started exercising around noon with weightless squats which I didn’t count and push-ups: 40, 20, 35, 20, and 25 for a total of 140. Then some shrugs, bicep curls, some side raises, and back extensions.

Sunday, January 17: Push-ups: 42, 26, 21, and 20 (109) and then calf raises and reverse calf raises in the evening.

Monday, January 18: Push-ups: 35, 38, 23, 21, and 20 for a total of 137. Then some lighter exercises: back, lats, biceps, triceps, and weightless squats.

Tuesday, January 19: Push-ups: 48, 31, 25,  and 10 for a total of 114. Then some shoulder and tricep exercises.

Wednesday, January 20: I skipped weights and instead walked 9.17 km/11,700 steps.

Friday, January 22: Back in the gym! It felt good to be back. So I exercised my back, lats, biceps, forearms, thighs, hamstrings, and lower back. At home later, I did three sets of push-ups: 45, 45, and 35, for  total of 125.

Saturday, Janary 23: Push-ups at home 40 and 25. Then later at my gym, a mammoth chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps workout, with a couple of sets of side raises near the end. I did another set of 30 push-ups later at night.

Monday, January 25: An afternoon gym session: legs and core for around 50 minutes.

Tuesday, January 26: I just exercised at home in the evening. Just sets of bicep curls and push-ups: 37, 22, 15, 18, 16, 21, and about an hour later a final set of 45 for a total of 174.

Wednesday, January 27: Another evening gym session, and this was a big one: back, lats, biceps, traps, and forearms.

Thursday, January 28: Just walking today, a total of 14,200 steps.

Friday, January 29:  Back in my one and only gym for 40 minutes of afternoon weights: chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, and a few side raises or whatever they’re called.

Sunday, January 31: A home workout finished the month. First up, push-ups: 47, 43, 25, and 15 for a total of 130. Then I did some normal and reverse calf raises.  And that’s the end of January, 2021,