Day 9: Workout Productively

Today I ended up reading on a treadmill. I never thought I’d do that.

Scroll down to hear about my experience.


Last night, I didn’t get to bed until 0115.

This morning, I had my alarm set for 0520, but I kept snoozing it until 0700. I texted my dad that today’s workout was off (he could only work out early in the morning) and I went right back to sleep.

I woke up for real around 1030 and finally got out of bed at 1200. My legs are sore, but I’m sure the workout today will help!

Weigh In

(Note: All weigh ins occur in the morning before I have a change to eat/drink or do anything)

Today: 178.0
Yesterday net: -0.2
Starting net: -7.0

Not that much down from the day prior, but hey progress is progress!

Workout and Work

Today marks the end my third full cycle on hitting all my muscle groups. This means that technically after today, I have conquered the worst of the soreness from inactivity. Of course, there will be days I work out hard and DOMS will not be very fun, but the start up soreness will be mostly over.

I feel much better than I did at day 1. I crave going to the gym every day. I no longer feel embarrassed to go lift.

Today I decided to walk on the treadmill. I figured that since I wasn’t running, I would bring POODR along and read it while on the treadmill.

I had an excellent time. I read the back half of chapter 2 and lost track of time. I walked for 45 minutes and felt I read more effectively on the treadmill. I have a feeling walking on the treadmill was eating up the “distraction” center of my brain. I didn’t really care to continue walking as long as I was reading. The hardest part was that the left page flaps if I don’t hold it. The right side is fine, because there’s more pages on the right side.

After I walked 45 minutes, I lifted.

The first 2-3 lifts were hard because I was pretty sore. After that I loosened up enough to lift effectively. Part of the way through the workout, I got a pain in the bottom part of my shin, towards the inside.

After I finished with legs, I stretched and rubbed the pain on my shin.

After that, I did the 8 minute ab workout presented in my previous blog post.

Meal Log

  • Multivitamin
  • 2 Peaches and Cream Quaker Oatmeal Packets
  • C4 (2 Scoops)
  • BCAA’s
  • 1 Qdoba Burrito Bowl (Double Meat, Queso, salsa, sour cream)
  • 1 “XXX” (acai-blueberry-pomegranate) Vitamin Water
  • Fish oil
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Some Peanuts Roasted and Salted 12 cup