Making Progress

I am really sore after this week’s workouts. I had some excellent sessions. I even learned a thing or two about working out calves. I learned in the gym that a lot of the guys work out their legs twice a week in an effort to get them to grow. That surprised me. I can see doing calves twice a week, but not quads and hamstrings, well maybe hamstrings. So I did a short set of calf raises today after my chest workout, even though I did legs yesterday. I had watched a video the night before on youtube on working the calf muscles. After watching that video, the one set of calf raises I did today was better than the nearly 10 sets I did the day before.

I guess learning is part of the deal. I am making significant progress. I have had some problems building strength in my chest and shoulder muscles because of my shoulder joint pain. It hasn’t stopped me, though. I have been working with lighter weights, trying to work around my pain, and I’m slowly but surely increasing my strength and muscle mass.

As of today, I am down to 235 pounds from a starting weight of 260. However, my weight is still fluctuating. Next week I may be back up to 240. It won’t be long before I break into the 220s. I am confident. The goal weight is 165. However, if I get to anything under 180 and look pretty good, I’ll be satisfied.

I don’t know what to do about my sleep pattern. I am up at night and awake from about 2 pm until 6 am. I have tried to straighten it out, but I can’t.  The good news is that I’m getting about 8 hours of sleep, just at the wrong time.

Well, that’s about it for this week.


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