Workout #30 (Chest & back)

Up at 4:30 and I am finding it difficult to get to bed by 8:30 PM with everything I have going on. I got home at 5 PM yesterday, wrote for 2 hours, grabbed some dinner, did laundry, packed my lunch and when all was said and done it was 9:30! I got into bed and read for a little while and finally turned the light out at about 10 PM. Still, I was going, going, going from the moment I got home until I got into bed. It’s tough. I don’t know how people with kids do it.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
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Chest press              12/95        12/95       12/105
Kickbacks              12/35LR      12/35LR      15/35LR
Knee-ins                    20           20           20

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Declined chest press     12/95        12/95       12/115
Dead lifts               15/50        15/50        15/50
Decline crunches            20           20           20

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Cable cross            12/40LR      12/50LR      12/50LR
Lat pull                 12/75        12/75      12/87.5
Jumping jacks               30           30           30

I was pleased that I was able to repeat the full set of 105 lbs on the chest press. I was all pleased that my last set on the declined chest press was at 115 lbs. I noticed that my right elbow joint was a little sore this morning, but it has a few days rest as I won’t be doing arms and shoulders until Thursday. Cardio tomorrow. Looks like I’ll be doing my lower body workout when I am in New York on Saturday.

With respect do meals, I have been doing pretty good, averaging 5 meals a day and no carbs for the last meal. But I am not perfect. Last night, for instance, after I ate all my chicken and corn and veggies, I was still hungry, so I risked the wrath of the gods and ate my cornbread too. I am going to try to get a little more protein in my diet and before drinking of those protein shakes, I’m going to try the old-fashioned way. My second meal of the day (8:30 AM) usually consists of either celery with peanut butter, or carrots and crackers. Today, I have a turkey and cheese sandwich. I’ll see how that goes.