Fitness Journey v.1

Hello and Happy Hump Day again!

Fitness is a large part of the US Military, and my unit is no exception. Although we work weird shifts sometimes (like next week I work 11am-7pm), we always make time for working out. Lucky for me I have two superiors that are very fitness orientated, because I always need someone there to keep me motivated and pushing past my normal limits.

I want a place to track my fitness progress, and I figured what better way to keep myself accountable, then this here blog?!? Hopefully this can keep me on track!

My fitness journey originally started when I was deployed to Afghanistan, where we worked out six days a week for at least an hour because there wasn't much else to do other then work and eat. We ran an average of 4 miles every other day and the rest of the time was spent kicking our own butts in the gym. Now a days, we spend most of our time in the gym, simply because we really can't run.

My coworker Carlos has been a fantastic gym buddy! He has been kicking my butt every day that I work out with him!

Here is my gym schedule:
Mon: Chest/Back
Tues: legs
Wed: arms/shoulders
Thurs: glutes (Mostly set aside for weighted squats)
Fri: Core

I usually leave Sat and Sun as rest days because those are my days to catch up on my sleep (I'm an insomniac) and running my errands (usually equates to running around a town about an hour away from me because that's the closest biggest base).

Today's workout:
Standing Overhead Press- 10 sets of 10 reps at 45lbs
Dumbbell Lateral Raises- 3 sets of 12 reps at 10lbs
Shoulder Shrugs with two 35lb plates- 4 sets of 12 reps
Bar Curls- 2 sets of 12 reps at 20 lbs, 1 set of 30 reps 
Before hitting the weights at the gym

Are you big into fitness? If so, how do you keep track of your workouts and your gains? How do you keep yourself accountable? What works for you?


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