Last night, Sam suggested that I spray tan for my photos. Spray tan? Sure, sounds fun. I ask her what I have to do first. Take a shower and scrub off really well with an exfoliant. I am all scrubbed off, she tells me to rub a lotion type stuff all over my body. This lotion is VersaSpa SunlessPro Pre Tan Intensifier. It smells pleasant and rubs in very easily. I wish I could get a lotion made of this stuff. Next is the spraying part. She grabs the VersaSpa SunlessPro Tanning Bronzer spray and applies it all over my body with a very light mist. It feels like she isn't putting enough on, she said that is how you do it. A little goes a long way with instant noticeable tan. As soon as she finishes spraying it, I already look like I just returned form a tropical vacation. Amazing, it doesn't stink and I already look tan. I think this could be my new obsession. I don't have to lay in the hot sun, risk cancer to look tan, I'm hooked instantly. I wait about 15 minutes for it to dry completely, then I put on a loose shirt to wear in bed.
Now it's morning and all I can think about is how my tan looks. I hope it didn't smudge, smear, drip or get ruined in any way. I hop out of bed, take off my shirt, look in the mirror. WOW! I am darker than last night. Awesome! This tan skin will look much better in my photos.
I ask Sam if she will snap a couple of photos for todays photo update. We are excited to get them taken, loaded and compared side by side. I really want to see the difference so far and pictures are a great way to do that.
We finish with the pictures, time to load them in the computer. I start loading them and head to the kitchen to eat. I can't stop thinking about how I hope I look different. I don't want to work this hard for nothing.
My shoulders are sore from the shoulder routine on Monday. My chest is tight and swollen. I love the aftermath of a good day in the gym. Sore, swollen, tight muscles. It is a feeling I have been looking forward to feeling again.
I am eating my meal 4, before heading to the gym. Since I started my resistance training with more intensity on Monday, I need to figure out if I want to work my legs today. Leg day is brutal, it takes a lot out of you. Leg day also makes your legs hurt pretty bad. I used to do my legs on Wednesday, to break up my upper body routine. I think I will do legs on Friday from now on. My reason for this is I am not really interested in my legs hurting while I punch out 60 minutes on a treadmill 3 more times after training them. If I do my legs on Friday, that will leave me with 1 day of cardio remaining and 2 days of recovery. I finish my meal, then head to the gym.
I am at the gym, ready to get to work! I love days like this, everything is just grooving. I start off in my corner doing core exercises. A small circuit is the plan. First a plank, then side raises, crunches on a ball, followed by ball push. Every exercise went very well. The plank is hard and always will be. If it gets easy, I will hold it longer. The side raises where good, but I need to do a few stretches to get this to work better. The crunches and ball push are hard today. My abs are shredded to bits. Time for resistance training.
I make my way to the assisted pull up machine and set an appropriate weight to help me get 3 difficult sets of pull ups. When I finish I go to the lat pull down using a wide bar. Next, narrow grip pull down, followed by 3 sets of cable low row then 3 sets of dumbbell rows. I'm finished here, time to do cardio. I want to go home and eat. I head over to the treadmill, but I have to pee.
The machine is clear and I have to pee. What do I do? If I pee I run the risk of someone taking my treadmill. If I don't pee, this will be an even longer hour. I need to do my cardio and be comfortable doing it. I choose not to pee, I would rather have my treadmill. I arrive at my treadmill, check my shoes, and hit the quick start. Right away I feel like a rockstar. This is one of those good days. I am in the zone and ready for this hour. I listen to a little music, drink a little water and walk. The timer says 50 minutes already, this has been a breeze today. "Why not do 61 minutes?" What? Fine, looks like I am going to 61 minutes now. I pushed myself to 60, now for some reason I think it is a good idea to add another minute. The last 11 minutes go by really well, my heart rate is great and I still feel good. I am lucky to only add 1 minute. I will probably complain about this added minute tomorrow.
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