Wow -- March 23?
Been longer than I thought.
As usual, the NCAA basketball tournament was pretty good -- what I saw of it, anyway. I've been busier than a mosquito at a nudist colony, but I'm going to do my best to get back here and report on the daily comings and goings.
Today was one of those days when I absolutely did not feel like going to the gym after work. About an hour before it was time to call it a day, I started getting really tired -- and sleepy. I told somebody how nice it would be to just head on home and flop on the couch. But I've been giving in to that little voice way too often lately, and not working out like I need to.
Consistency is the key, and I haven't been very consistent.
So I sucked it up, took my butt to the gym, put on my workout clothes, and hopped on the treadmill. A nice little eight-minute warm-up, just to get the ol' blood pumping, and then it was over to the free weights area to do a little back and legs workout.
I started with some lat pull-downs, super-setted with some seated cable rows, then I did some dumbbell rows and some leg presses. Every time I work out, I like to set a new P.R. (personal record) somehow, on something. One extra set, five or 10 extra pounds on the last set -- something extra. This time, it was leg press. My last set, I had five 45-pound plates on each side of the machine -- 450 pounds total. Last time I did leg press, I maxed out at 420.
The 450 was pretty easy for four reps, and I thought about throwing on a pair of 25s for one more set, but decided that might be my 25-year-old brain talking, instead of my 61-year-old body.
I'll save that 500-pound set for next time.
I finished up with some straight-arm cable pullovers, which sort of gives the same movement as driving the pole vault pole down and through, followed by supersets of seated leg extensions and hamstring curls.
A pretty darn good workout, and I felt fine afterward.
Moral of the story?
You know what it is -- even when you're a little tired and your mind says, no, most of the time you can still get in a workout.
Now, I've got to get crackin' on a little more writing, then get my butt to bed. I'm freelancing more for the local paper, including a weekly column on senior fitness, and working on finishing my three Fossil Fit books, which will be out sometime this summer.
Several other irons in the fire, as well, so lots of good things happening. How about you?
You can do it.
It's never too late ...