So I forgot to post a few times. Bleh. Lets get you guys caught up.
Friday and Monday cardio days were the same old. Took me around 4 minutes to get to my HR of 157 at level 5 incline. Not too bad at all.
Since I don't have a "timed" training class, I am much more relaxed with my pace. As long as I get in the office between 8 and 9, I don't raise any eyebrows. I'm waking up at 6:00 AM on days where I dont have to come in early or late. So far its been surprisingly normal, thanks to my goal I accomplished last week.
Now today was my first strength training day to be done in the morning. Lets look at how I did:
Bench--- 115, 8 reps (+1 rep!)
Squat---135, 9 reps (+1 rep!)
Shoulders---95, 6 reps (+1 rep!)
biceps---40(80?), 10 reps (+2 reps!, time to level up!)
triceps---30, 7 reps (+2 reps!)
rows---50, 10 reps (+1 rep! time to level up!)
Now for pull ups I did somethign a little different. They had a machine that gave you some minimal assistance. I chose to do this since I strained my back with the normal pull up machine. This seemed a lot more controlled, and I got more out of it, I think. There were weights added to it, but I'm not sure how that works in the grand scheme of providing me with resistance...anyways:
Pullups---7! (+3 reps!!!)
That might not be the same weighted accomplishment as my 4 without the machine. But I got more high-intensity time regardless.
Still need to find a spotter. i won't reach full potential on the free weights without one.