This week was pretty awful. We came off a very busy weekend and I had no chance to recover (Downtime or recovery is extremely important for any highly sensitive person.) Then my cycle started and the rest of the week was one of exhaustion and pain and overwhelm. Kyle said I looked really sick one day, the next day he came in from work and asked if I had slept that night because I looked exhausted and by Friday he said I had circles under my eyes. This was the kind of week where I wanted to pretty much crawl under the blankets and cry a little and also punch everyone in the face a little. But I got through it and it’s a three-day weekend to boot! So I’ll be spending the next two days camped out on the couch letting myself recover.
But today I lifted!! I wasn’t missing it. I didn’t feel like doing it and I thought I might poop my pants but I did it! I also didn’t do my favorite bad meal of Chinese Food because the Chinese food here makes my joints hurt and makes me sick but instead got Chipotle which is a complete protein and lots of calories which is good I hear for a recovering body. 😀
Here’s what I did today:
Squat: 3×5 @ 50lbs. Last week I was only doing the barbell which is 45 lbs. So an increase! yay!
DB Bench Press: 3×5 @ 30 lbs. I may almost be ready for a REAL bench press with the bar! Woohoo!
Romanian Deadlift: 3×5 @ 65 lbs. So we tried just a good ole’ deadlift at 95 lbs and it wasn’t going to happen. I was completely deflated and angry about that. I hate being a weenie!
Hammer Strength Row: 3×10 @ 50 lbs. This is pretty much the only machine I’m using. I love doing these and I’m not even sure why.
Lying Leg Raises: 3×20.
I also did mobility for a warm up before lifting and I did about 20 minutes of yoga after I got home and showered.
Now for rest and lots of sleep.