October 2019 Fitness Diary!

Thursday, October 3: This month’s fitness campaign started slowly and a little late with a 9.6 kilometer walk.

Friday, October 4: The day began with  set of 43 push ups and I made it to the gym in the evening for an hour-long workout that included weights and a quick 1-kilometer cardio session: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, lower back, calves, and one set of press ups. I also walked 9.5 kilometers throughout the day.

Saturday, October 5: A 35-minute weights session ahead of tonight’s Sting concert: chest, shoulders, triceps, sides, and to a lesser extent two sets each of weightless squats and hamstring curls. I also did 30 push ups a little later at home and throughout the day, I walked about 9.5 kilometers. Lots of standing too while waiting for and then watching Sting belt out a 90-minute set.

Tuesday, October 8:  I began the day with one set of 46 push ups. I had planned to go to the gym though. No gym today, but I did walk a little over 10 kilometers in the evening on a fairly empty stomach. Tomorrow is a holiday, so there’s no excuse: to the gym I will go.

Wednesday, October 9: I’m writing this ahead of my gym visit in the hope that putting my plan down in words will help me stick to it. That plan is an hour of weights and a short and fast cardio session to finish. I did all of that and more. My weights session was 80 minutes long. Granted, that included a little iPhone dead time, but it was still the workout I envisaged plus a little extra. The weights portion covered a lot of body parts: sides, lower back, calves, biceps, lats, traps, back, forearms, and to a lesser extent thighs in the form of weightless squats and hamstring curls. I also did a couple of sets of press ups. The cardio session to finish was a quick 5-minute run that covered 1.15 kilometers and ended on a bit of an incline.

Thursday, October 10:  I was pretty sore from yesterday’s workout. I considered another weights session, but decided to walk instead. Throughout the day and evening, I walked about 10.5 kilometers.

Friday, October 11: Another long weights session that ended with a 5-minute run. I exercised my chest, shoulders, triceps, thighs, hamstrings, and calves, and to a lesser extent lower back and abs.

Monday, October 14: After a weekend off, I began Monday with a set of 40 push ups. To the gym in the evening for cardio, legs, and lower back. It was another shorter run at a decent speed at an incline at times.

Tuesday, October 15: No gym today, but I did two sets (47 and 26) of kitchen push ups.

Wednesday, October 16: I popped into my gym on my birthday afternoon. I didn’t have much time, so I went through my exercises pretty quickly: back, lats, traps, biceps, sides, abs, forearms, and a 6-minute run.

Thursday, October 17: Just one set of 42 push ups at home. That’s all I had time for. A gym visit was envisaged, but I was just too tired.

Saturday, October 19: Another weights and cardio session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, one set of weightless squats, and a five-minute run. I also did a couple of sets of bicep curls.

Monday, October 21: I began the day with two sets of push-ups of 40 and 37 reps.

Tuesday, Oct 22. – Saturday, Oct. 26: No exercise due to a bit of a cold and Yeong-sin visiting for a couple of days.

Sunday, October 27: Back in the gym at last although I was still feeling not quite 100%. Still, I felt I really needed today’s 53-minute workout: back, lats, biceps, traps, calves, weightless squats, abs, sides, lower back, and forearms. I also did a set of 43 push-ups when I got home at night because it had been a while.

Monday, October 28: Things are back to normal with another weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, and all up I walked eight kilometers today.

Wednesday, October 30: First treadmill session since the 19th and I’m still have about 5% of last week’s cold hanging around. I really noticed the difference. The I did some light weights: weightless squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls, calf raises, lower back extensions and side raises. And I did a set of 42 push ups before bed.

Thursday, October 31: A morning set of 48 push ups was the day’s only exercise except for an evening walk.