September 2019 Fitness Diary!

Monday, Sept. 2: September’s fitness campaign began with an 80-minute weights session: sides, biceps, back, lats, traps, calves, hamstrings, forearms, lower back, and abs. I added a minor chest workout and a set of weightless squats.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Just a set of 37 morning push-ups.

Wednesday, Sept. 4: Another set of morning push-ups, 45 this time, and then off to the gym for a 15-minute run and a few sets of weightless squats.

Thursday, Sept. 5: Another morning set of push-ups, and that was it for the day.

Friday, Sept. 6: The day began with another set of push-ups. I made it to the gym late in the afternoon for a pretty intense hour of weights: chest, shoulders, traps, triceps, lower back, forearms, calves, and hamstrings with a couple of sets of bicep curls thrown in at the end. I am going to be very sore tomorrow.

Saturday, Sept. 7: I braved a windy afternoon to workout for about 40 minutes: back, lats, biceps, and thighs.

Sunday, Sept. 8: No intense exercise today, but I walked about 10 kilometers. Actually, I forgot to check my walking app., but that feels about right. Also, I was quite sore from my last two workouts, my quads particularly.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: The day began with a set of push-ups again. It finished with a 50-minute weights workout: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, calves, sides, lower back, abs, and some bicep work.

Wednesday, Sept. 11:  A 21-minute run after work as the Chuseok holiday begins.

Thursday, Sept. 12: I walked 10.6 kilometers.

Friday, Sept. 13: Both gyms I use are closed today, so the day began with a couple of sets of push-ups and a little shoulder work at home. I think that’ll do for the day.

Saturday, Sept. 14:  No serious exercise, but I somehow walked 9.5 kilometers, most of them with my not-exactly-light guitar on my back.

Sunday, Sept. 15: Eighty minutes of weights. Every body part exercised, but my shoulders, triceps, and chest got off lightly today in anticipation of a dedicated workout tomorrow or Tuesday. I also walked 10 kilometers throughout the day.

Monday, Sept. 16: Just weights again, this time focusing on the muscles I didn’t work very hard yesterday: chest, shoulders, and triceps. I thought about a short run but decided to skip it.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: I light morning home workout started the day: two sets of push ups and single sets of side raises, lower back extensions, and weightless squats. I arrived at my gym soon after 5 p.m. and I didn’t really feel like working out. Those feelings of laziness sometimes serve to focus me more and that was the result today, and once I started exercising, my energy returned: back, biceps, lats, thighs, hamstrings, calves, lower back, and a couple of sets of press ups. I also ran about 2.1 kilometers in quick time. So quick that my treadmill died after 1.5 kilometers, forcing me to hop on its neighbor for an extra quick 600 meters.

Saturday, Sept. 21:I didn’t make it to the gym, so I walked 15 kilometers instead.

Sunday, Sept. 22: A little homework: one set of 45 push ups, abs, sides, lower back, and one set of 35 weightless squats.

Tuesday, Sept 24: After an unexpected day off, I began Tuesday with a set of 42 push ups. That was it.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Finally I made it back to my gym for a 66-minute morning weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, sides, lower back, calves, hamstrings, and thighs.

Friday, Sept. 27: Another hour-long weights session – 63 minutes to be exact: back, lats, traps, biceps, forearms, lower back, abs, and to a lesser extent sides, calves, hamstrings, weightless squats, and chest. I’m saving my legs for a run and heavier a more intense weights workout tomorrow.

Saturday, Sept. 28: My first treadmill run for a while was a short and slower 10-minute run. I then did weightless squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls, calf raises, and one set of press-ups.

Monday, Sept. 30: I ended the month with a 45-minute weights session: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, and a little bicep work. Goodbye September.