Workout #31 (Cardio)

Lights were out before 9 last night and I actually got a pretty decent night’s sleep. I was in the middle of a deep sleep (and dream) when my alarm went off at 4:25 AM. I was into the gym by 5:55 for my cardio workout.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 540 calories, went a distance of 2.88 miles and reached a peak RPM of 111. After cardio, I did a group of arm and shoulder exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Dumb bell curls        12/20LR      12/20LR      12/25LR
Power crunch 1000        20/25        20/30        25/30
Close quarter push-ups      15           15           20

Bernard had his 6 AM appointment tomorrow cancel so I am going to work out with him tomorrow morning. This will be the first time since I started these early morning workouts that I will have hit the gym every weekday morning for a week. (I usually go once in the afternoon to work out with Bernard.)

And I’m really starting to notice some changes. When I was getting dressed this morning I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror as I was putting my shirt on and I was impressed (if I do say so myself) with how my arms and shoulders are looking. And the abs are coming along, too.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.