Well, that got off track fast


So this was totally not where my day was headed when I started my first post this morning. I wanted to develop a workout plan that would work for me and I need to work on a dissertation schedule that I can stick to. This letter makes completing this dissertation all the more important.

So a workout plan. I'm thinking of some strength work in the mornings. I want to focus on my upper body because it is so very weak. So here are the exercises I'm thinking of:

  • bicep curls
  • tricep extensions
  • dips
  • floor press
  • chest flys
  • push-ups
  • rows
  • reverse flys
  • overhead press
  • lateral raise
I will also add in some 
  • squats
  • sit-ups
  • lunges
  • supermans
I'm going to create a little grid that will do 2 or 3 of these a day. Then over the course of a week, I will hit all these muscles. I'm excited about this. I want to gain upper body strength so that I'm stronger when I return to Crossfit in January. 

I would also like to add some aerobic activity in the evenings. Okay, I just went and checked Beachbody.com and I can use Chromecast to broadcast it on the living room TV. Awesome. They have a 20 minute dance video that I think will be perfect to start. I'll come home from school and either walk the dogs or do beach body, then do the other. Sounds really good.

Okay, I got the workouts under control, now the dissertation. After walking the dogs/dancing, we will inevitably have dinner and I will have to clean up the kitchen and prepare for the next day. So dissertation work can happen at the end of the night. I guess if I go to the computer by 8 pm, I can work until 9 pm and then go to bed. Yes, there are TV programs I will miss, and some that I really want to watch, but overall I think this will work. Sometimes I can put the TV on while I work on my dissertation sometimes. Of course, there are only a few nights that there is anything on worth watching.

Okay, I think I have a plan. 15 minutes of strength in the mornings. 20 minutes of cardio in the evenings. Work on dissertation after dinner/clean up. Now I'm going to log these in my planner for next week.

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