Regaining Discipline, One Small Step At A Time; Six-Week Assessment

This one slipped up and caught me by surprise. For close to two weeks I hadn’t picked up akettlebell. I had skipped a workout, then another, and another, until I realized I was lacking my old self-discipline in training.

I remembered a progressive way to start a habit that I had read about. Want to take up jogging?

  • Make an easily accomplishable goal like getting dressed to jog.
  • Later jog down the street.
  • Then the block.
  • Now you are lapping the block and a jogger.

So I went back to the basics in my case. 100 two-handed kettlebell swings a day on every weekday. 10 Push ups for my upper body. 10 Goblet Squats for my lower body. Fifteen minutes and I am done. I’m even throwing in handstands for time as an option.

It looks like I have to be rigorously disciplined in my training or I go off the track. I made progress in the circuit training, starting at two rounds and going up to four. I guess their was just too much time between training days. Let’s see how this effected body composition.

Body Composition (inches)

Body Part                      Before                  After                   -/+

Neck                               14.20                14.0              -.20

Shoulders                      43.2                  43.75              +.55

Chest                              37.5                   37.5                      0

Waist                             32.5                     32.5         0

Biceps                           12.5              12.62               +0.12

Forearms                      11.1            10.82                 +0.28

Thighs                         21.1                 21.0                    -0.10

Calves                          13.5                   13.62               +.12

Weight                  152lbs          155.2        +3.2lbs

Body Fat %                15.6%                16.1%         +0.5%

Lean Body Mass    128.3lbs            130.2        +1.9lbs

Nothing earth shattering. Some hypertrophy and lean muscle mass surprisingly. Let’s see how discipline works.

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