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30 Day workout out. Day 22 to 26. A personal weight loss and fitness challenge.

At this point in the challenge.  With my nutrition back in check and seeing the finish line in the distance, I felt like pushing it as hard as I could.  I have 9 days left to drop 16 lbs.

 Now I’m not a pro wrestler or fighter so obviously I’m not going through some crazy weight cut, to hit the mark.  This last 16 lbs is my Mt. Everest.  So now I’m a little stressed that I won’t make the weight.  

 Ultimately this is supposed to be an experiment.  Find out if I can reach my goals and achieve my capabilities and beyond.  So really the number on the scale shouldn’t matter.

 It should be about how I feel.  How I function and whether or not, I can actually implement a healthier lifestyle.

 With that said.  This is also the point in which, I started to work out habitually.  Meaning, when I got home from work it was a reaction.  Get home, have a coffee, fill a big cup of water and go at it.

 If I waited any longer than a half hour, I would start to get this restless feeling that I couldn’t shake.  Even if I only put in 20 minutes, I felt more complete, relaxed and calm.

 It really is true that you build a habit in 30 days.  All the days you didn’t want to put in the work, but did so any way.  Even when everything was sore and you were sure everything was going to snap and break.  You were building.  Creating that mental strength, that confidence, resilience and resolution.  One that will continue to push you long after those first 30 days.

 Then you get up on the scale and the numbers pop up.  But they shouldn’t mean anything.  They should be a book mark in your progress, not a highlighted segment you commit to memory.

 However,  We all know…

 They do.

Grown man, before workout.  standing in front of a blue wall.  front view.
Grown man, before work out, standing in front of a blue wall.  Side view.
Man posing, flexing arms before workout. in a living room.  View of back arms and head.
These ones were just for fun.
Man flexing before workout, in a living room.  in front of blue wall.  Front view of arms, flexed, chest, torso and face.
cause really whats the point if you can’t make it fun.

I am not a personal trainer, doctor or physiotherapist.  I do not recommend the exercises or routines described in this article.  If you are going to attempt any exercise or workout routine, speak with your doctor and a professional to build a routine that best suites your capabilities and your goals.

Jan, 26 2020 day 22

 Fitify light cardio circuit.  3 minute warm up.  18 minute routine.

 FINISH
 Total time 21 minutes

 Jan, 27 2020 day 23

 Fitify circuit training.  3 minute warm up.  15 minute routine.

 FINISH
 Total time 18 min.

 Jan, 28 2020 day 24

 Fitify interval training.  3 minute warm up.  17 min routine.

 Free weights
 Time 1hr

 Upper body first. Complete 1 set for each exercise.  Then rest. Continue until 3 sets complete.  Then move on to chest.  Do the same.  Then move on to legs and complete.

 Curls

35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Triceps extensions
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Single arm Shoulder press
 35 lbs kettle bell
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Shoulder shrugs
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 12 reps
 2nd set 12 reps
 3rd set 12 reps

 Bent over rows
 35lbs kettle bell
 1st set 12 reps
 2nd set 12 reps
 3rd set 12 reps

 Rest

 Chest press
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Fly’s
 35 lbs dumbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Arnold press
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Standing chest press
 35 lbs kettle bell
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Rest

 Deadlift
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Side bends
 35 lbs dumbbells
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Goblet squat
 35 lbs kettle bell
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 Squat to high pull
 35 lbs kettle bell
 1st set 10 reps
 2nd set 10 reps
 3rd set 10 reps

 FINISH
 Total time 1hr 20 min.

 Jan, 29 2020 day 25

 Fitify light cardio.  3 minute warm up.  17 minute routine.

 FINISH
 Total time 20 minutes

 Jan, 30 2020 day 26

 Fitify interval training.  3 minute warm up.  17 minute routine.

 FINISH
 Total time 20 minutes.

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