I decided that it was safe to go back to the gym today and my attitude was also in line for doing that. I thought it might be a good idea to dig out my old WCCF log book and see where I was with weights when I first started and maybe to try to mimic those percentages. That was probably a good idea because things went much, much better today. I took another couple of videos and I think they look better. I'll post them below. Can someone let me know if they don't work....because they work for me when I click on them.
I started with back squatting. When I looked back I was absolutely shocked that I was able to max out early on at around 100 lbs. I assumed that since that was after virtually zero lifting in my past that I could start around 65 lbs for my 55%.
- Set 1: 65 lbs x 5 reps - This felt a little harder than I wanted it to, but I gritted through them in a row.
- Set 2: 65 lbs x 5 reps - The second time I knocked out 5 of these it felt much better and much easier. I noticed that I still have a little sway when I'm standing up, but I think my right leg will even out and that will go away.
- Set 3: 70 lbs x 5 reps - These went pretty well, but I couldn't do all 5 in a row. I had to break it up and shake my legs out after each rep. (Something to work on.)
I could tell that my legs were tired after this so I didn't push it with more reps. I didn't want to fail today because I thought that I needed to maintain my confidence after Friday. Okay, so far ....Erica 1, Squats 0 :)
I wasn't sure what to do next, but I thought that maybe I would snatch and keep the good vibes coming. I must say, I was really happy with how things went. Bare with me....they're low weights, though.
- Set 1: 17 lbs x 5 reps
- Set 2: 21 lbs x 5 reps
- Set 3: 27 lbs x 5 reps
- Set 4: 32 lbs x 5 reps
Food was decent today. I don't think my sauce or the chai latte I had was entirely paleo *wink wink*, but that's okay. I had some chicken and half a sweet potato for lunch. I also had some apple slices. For dinner I had the spaghetti squash with meat sauce.
Pics tomorrow when I get up. :) I promise!!!