Alright, so it’s almost February but nothing really seems to have changed. I could bitch and moan about how I am still single, still searching for a good job, and debating about going for a another degree or graduate school. Nevertheless, I will instead talk about more positive topics. Ever since graduation I have not been able to hit any sort of gym or university rec center, but working out at home has its payoffs! Around this same time last year I would spend the majority of my time in the gym working it up and driving the 20 minutes to my university rec center in the cold and snow. Now I have come to realize the benefits of the most simple workouts that don’t require a gym or multiple equipments and changing rooms. My favorite machine at the rec was this incline bench for working out the pectorals. I started at about sets of 30lbs and gradually worked my way to over 170lbs in about a year with only gradually gain in muscle tone. Push-ups, usually the first exercise you learn in 7th grade gym or earlier seems like the one you first forget when you start working out at a gym. Little did I know that it is probably the best exercise for building muscle tone in the chest region. I would like to first state that during my younger years I hated them. The though of doing more that 20 during gym class was like asking me to undergo torture. Alright, not exactly, I was always an athletic kid and slim so erase those images that you might have gotten watching “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or more personal memories, I loved doing sit ups and running and playing soccer in my backyard. With all the free time during winter break I focused solely on this and painfully increased the number I could do in 3 or 4 sets to about 45. Needless to say I am more than happy with the definition I gained in about a month or so! I still miss the gym and its resources but I see no reason to join one any time soon. Bring on the spring and the outdoor running and with some work I will be in the best shape of my life, and maybe just maybe my luck will change for the better.
Obw if you can’t tell Francisco Lachowski is my inspiration! =P