A life-long night owl, I managed to build a habit of waking up by 6 a.m. prior to starting this 30-day challenge. However, getting up at 5 a.m. every day all week has been rough. Today, since the gym opens at 7 a.m. on Saturdays, I decided to ‘sleep in’ until 6 a.m. And it felt glorious. I never thought I would get to a point where six felt late, or where walking to the gym after the sun has risen would make me feel like a slacker, but here we are.
Legs Day #2
As mentioned on Tuesday, The Rock loves Leg Day. So much so that he does it twice a week, including Saturday where he can take his time. Tuesday Me would slap me for saying this, but I get it now. After spending the week thinking about what your day has in store throughout the workout and trying to finish by certain time, it was nice to take my time, increase some of the rest periods a bit, and lift as heavy as possible. With this diet taking care of muscle repair and not leaving me sore, I enjoyed pushing myself.
This was actually the first time I had visited my gym on the weekend, after going there for almost three years. It was surprising to see that Saturday morning still had a lot of the same regulars I see throughout the week. Everyone got a later start, but they were in there nonetheless. It was nice to see that level of commitment.
Oh, You Had a Yoga Class?
There is definitely a lot of talk about this whole endeavor within our house. While I’m showered and dressed before my wife and daughter are awake, it’s hard to miss Dad cooking and eating all the time. The constant discussion has inspired my wife to get back into some of her routines that got disrupted when we became parents, starting with attending a yoga class every Saturday morning. Since this was a new thing, it completely slipped my mind. So I arrived home around 10:20 a.m., talking about how nice it was to take my time at the gym, at which point my wife reminded me her class started at 10:30 a.m. and she’d be missing it.
I’m a jerk. I need to be make sure I don’t become so singularly-focused on this challenge that I do this kind of thing again. The Rock is married and has a new baby. I like to think that even with being a rich movie star, he’s watching the clock on Saturday mornings to make sure he’s back in time to play with his daughter and let his wife go to yoga.
Hey look, I died at 10:30 a.m. It turns out that when I got home and showered, I never put my Fitbit back on for the rest of the day. So we missed all the valuable data of how many calories I burned while I cleaned the apartment. Oh well.