Last week I was on vacation so some discipline slipped. My sleep schedule became very poor: staying up til 4am, lots of long naps. And I missed a whole extra day of exercise besides my official rest day. And, I also accidentally had a sip of water one day when I was supposed to be fasting (I blame it on tiredness diminishing my mental awareness).
But, I still did well overall with my exercise. I did 900 reps in total for the week. Three days were 200 rep days, and the last day was 200 reps in 5 back-to-back sets of 20 sit-ups followed immediately by 5 back-to-back sets of 20 crunches. Admittedly, the last 50 crunches weren’t done with great form. However, I feel confident in setting a goal for 1200 reps this coming week. I’m getting serious enough that I’m starting to consider getting some equipment to help me, like a bench. I haven’t researched it yet, but if you have suggestions, I’d appreciate them! I’ve been putting off a proper start to my cardio work due to a foot injury. Tomorrow I finally see my GP about it, and hopefully I can start healing soon. I hope to start cycling soon since I think that will be okay for the type of injury I have. I’ll ask tomorrow.
Here are my records for the last two weeks:
20190305 232.6 day of rest
20190306 233.2 40SU + 30+20+20+20SU
20190307 50SU + 20+20+20+20SU
20190308 233.0 100SU + 15+15SU
20190309 232.8 30+20SU + 20+20+20+20SU
20190310 230.6 20+20SU + 20+20+20SU + 15+15CR
131/92 89bpm 30.57%
20190311 231.4 50+25+25SU + 25+25CR
20190312 day of rest
20190313 25SU+25CR + 25+25SU+25CR+25SU
20199314 none – failed to exercise
20190315 25SU+25CR+25SU + 25SU+25CR + 25CR+ 25SU+25CR
20190316 25CR+25SU + 25CR+25SU + 25CR+25SU
20190317 25CR+25SU + 25CR+25SU + 25CR+25SU + 25CR+25SU
I admit that the period of fasting has not been as spiritually rejuvenating as I would like. I think that’s partly due to my own lack of discipline wrt prayer. I’m typically not saying prayers in the mornings. However, I also think it’s because I haven’t been forming or strengthening bonds of friendship. So, I have a plan: I’m going to set aside Saturday nights for visiting. I’ll start by inviting friends and acquaintances out to dinner, and hopefully bringing along a family member or two. Eventually, I hope to have people coming over. I’ve realized that I’m actually pretty lonely. As an introvert it has kinda crept up on me.
In other news, I’ve done some nice ceramic art work. I’m working on another “vase”. It hasn’t been bisque-fired yet. I’ll post photos of it and some other pieces soon.
The featured image for this post is a double rainbow seen a few days ago from my deck.