May 2017 Fitness Diary!

Monday, May 1: I made it to the gym after a huge power nap in my office and despite a lingering, annoying cold. The nap did me good though, and I ended up completing a pretty impressive – by my standards – workout: lats, biceps, back, abs, lower back, and 68 treadmill minutes. Not a bad start to the month. (Cumulative Total: 68)

Tuesday, May 2: Seventy-four treadmill minutes, and unless I’m mistaken, that’s my nagging cold taken care of. (Cumulative Total: 142)

Wednesday, May 3: I added another 48 minutes to this month’s already impressive total. (Cumulative Total: 190)

Thursday, May 4: A 23-minute warm-up treadmill session; weights: thighs, hamstrings, inner thighs, calves, abs, sides, and lower back; and then 14 more treadmill minutes. (Cumulative Total: 227)

Friday, May 5: Two treadmill sessions (21 and 16 minutes) with weights between and after: chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps. (Cumulative Total: 274)

Saturday, May 6: I still have a niggling sore throat, but it may be because of the pollution rather than a cold. Not good either way I guess. Ended up at the gym in the afternoon for a lighter session: 28 treadmill minutes and weights: sides, abs, lower back, calves, and forearms. (Cumulative Total: 302)

Sunday, May 7: Sunday is usually my rest day, but I did not rest this Sunday. Instead, I added another 69 treadmill minutes to this month’s total. (Cumulative Total: 371)

Monday, May 8: Seventy-two more treadmill minutes.  (Cumulative Total: 443)

Tuesday, May 9: Thirty-seven treadmill minutes to start. That was followed by some weights: lats, biceps, back, abs, calves, and lower back. I finished with 18 more treadmill minutes.  (Cumulative Total: 498)

Wednesday, May 10: Unplanned rest day. I had intended working out quite late, but a few things came up. I do feel fresher Thursday morning as a result, so it’s not the end of the world.

Thursday, May 11: Back to work with 94 more minutes added to this month’s treadmill tally.  (Cumulative Total: 592)

Friday, May 12: Weights: thighs, hamstrings, calves, inner thighs, abs, sides, and lower back. After all that, I added an extra 37 treadmill minutes to this month’s record-breaking total. (Cumulative Total: 629)

Saturday, May 13: Another 54 treadmill minutes in the morning followed by a short chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps workout. (Cumulative Total: 683)

Sunday, May 14: Sixty-five treadmill minutes which hopefully made up for last night’s pizza, beer, and M&Ms. (Cumulative Total: 748)

Monday, May 15: A little weights session: biceps, sides, abs, lower back, lats, back, and calves. Not that intense though as my heart and head just weren’t totally in the game. A 42-minute treadmill session afterwards made up for that lack of intensity.  (Cumulative Total: 790)

Tuesday, May 16: No exercise today.

Wednesday, May 17: Back to work with a decent 52-minute treadmill session. (Cumulative Total: 842)

Thursday, May 18: I had to drag myself to the gym at the close of a very long day. Consequently, my workout wasn’t that intense. Just a light chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, and calves workout followed by 22 treadmill minutes. I was ready to leave then, but courageously stayed for some core work and another 22 treadmill minutes, which helped to salvage the night. (Cumulative Total: 886)

Friday, May 19: One hundred and twenty five treadmill minutes. (Cumulative Total: 1,011)

Saturday, May 20: Music won over exercise today, but I ate well and had just a sip of beer, and that’s no small feat considering I spent most of the day at a beer festival surrounded by evil.

Sunday, May 21: Sixty-two treadmill minutes across two sessions separated by weights: lats, biceps, back, thighs, hamstrings, calves, and lower back. (Cumulative Total: 1,073)

Monday, May 22: A rare day off.

Tuesday, May 23: A chest, shoulders, traps, and triceps workout between two treadmill session totaling 33 minutes. (Cumulative Total: 1,106)

Wednesday, May 24: A solid core, forearms and calf workout in between another two light treadmill sessions. I’m cutting back on the treadmill this week to give my legs a rest. My plan is to increase weights and pay much closer attention to my diet. (Cumulative Total: 1,144)

Thursday, May 25: I dragged myself to the gym just before 11 pm for a 35-minute treadmill session. (Cumulative Total: 1,179)

Friday, May 26: I began a lats, back, and biceps session, but I abandoned it after a couple of lackluster sets. I just wasn’t in the mood. I turned to my trusty treadmill which didn’t let me down. Another 55 minutes added to this month’s record breaking total. (Cumulative Total: 1,234)

Saturday, May 27: A treadmill warm-up session first up. Then, some light weights: lats, traps, biceps, sides, lower back, thighs, hamstrings, inner thighs, and calves. Another cardio session to wrap up the day’s exercise.  (Cumulative Total: 1,275)

Sunday, May 28: Rest day!

Monday, May 29: Another 37 treadmill minutes added to this month’s tally. That was followed by another lackluster weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, and calves.  (Cumulative Total: 1,312)

Tuesday, May 30: A late night post-nap 50-minute treadmill session. (Cumulative Total: 1,362)

Wednesday, May 31: A final treadmill session of 48 minutes to end a long month. (Cumulative Total: 1,410)


Total Cardio Sessions (Goal 22): 26 (Success)

Total Treadmill Minutes (Goal: 1,200): 1,410 (Success)

Days Without Exercise (Goal: 6): 5 (Success)

Weekly Cardio Minutes: 371, 377, 325, and 202.

Treadmill Music: An all Jerry Goldsmith affair: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis, Timeline, Rudy, The 13th Warrior, The Mummy, Congo, Leviathan, Alien, “Fireworks”, “Soaring Over California”, “The Agony and the Ecstasy Prologue”, “Music for Orchestra”, Players, Medicine ManUnder Fire, Hoosiers, Bad Girls,  The Edge, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Jonah and the Whale, Mulan, The Ghost and the Darkness, and Angie.