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So what I’ve learned about cold water therapy is that self motivation is much easier than I thought. The first few showers were really invigorating, and fortunately I didn’t have to stand in front of the running water trying to force myself to actually get in.

What my mom made me aware of is that cold showers are actually not good for your skin, because your pores close up when your skin chills. To keep myself from having massive breakouts I’ve been taking two showers a day, one cold in the morning and one hot after I work out in the afternoon.

So far so good though! Another thing I’ve discovered is that on the two days that I skipped my cold shower (yes, I skipped, but only for time’s sake so I could get to work early as planned) I didn’t really need the shower to get me going. Simply deciding that I needed to get my ass in gear and having a goal for each day has been tremendously beneficial for me.

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BPT Day 14

I’m a little worried that I’m starting to plateau so I tried to mix things up today and use some different routines.

Stats for today:

30 box jumps

7 pull-ups + 10 triangle push-ups x3

3 dropped pull-ups

40 machine squats w/ 20lbs

30 lunges w/ 10 lbs raised

30 bench presses w/ 20 lbs

40 machine squats w/ 60lbs

short box steps, 5 minutes

90 Russian rotations

30 side crunches per side

20 L leg lifts

80 second plank

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BPT Day 12 & 13

This first one was from Wednesday… I have a little backlog of workouts to record 🙂

In the morning I had a 10 minute stationary bike ride. It was very refreshing and helped me feel more awake for the rest of the work day.

Later that day I did some weightlifting and an additional 10 minute bike ride.

Stats:

10 minutes on the bike at a good clip

30 box jumps

50 seated rows at 45 lbs

60 Red hot chili pepper rope jumps

5 pull-ups + 7 triangle push-ups x3

60 squats with 8lb medicine ball

3 push presses + 5 burpees x3

60 Russian rotations

25 L leg lifts

Small box step ups (5 min?)

I feel like there was more, but I can’t remember 😉

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Today I had a simple 16 min cardio session on my stationary bike. I definitely don’t prefer cycling to running, but my toe injury has me taking it easy. I was surprised at how difficult cycling for 16 minutes was compared to 30 minutes of running. I guess it just goes to show that your body gets used to certain types of exercise 🙂

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BPT Day 11

Light workout today due to soreness and my fractured toe. Focused on upper body and abs. It looks like a lot but it really wasn’t. 😛

Stats:

Red Hot Chili Pepper rope jumping (30)

30 box jumps

30 seated rows on 30lbs

20 seated rows on 45lbs

5 push presses + 5 burpees x3

5 pull-ups + 7 push ups x4

30 crunches w/ yoga ball

30 floor side crunches per side

20 L leg lifts

30 calf raises per side

30 forearm curls per side

Red hot chili pepper rope jumping (30)

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BPT Day 10

WHOOP!!! Day ten!! Unfortunately I sustained a pinky-toe fracture last night after accidentally running into the same box twice with the same foot, so I won’t be running for a while 😦 But I can still do weight work if I’m careful.

Today’s Stats:

Miscellaneous forearm and bicep/tricep curls

30 box jumps

90 squats (50 of which were with an 8lb medicine ball)

5 pull-ups + 10 triangle push-ups x3

5 push presses + 5 burpees x3

7 dead lifts with 20 lbs

30 standing ab crunches per side with 10lbs

30 lunges, 10lbs raised

30 floor side crunches per side

15 L leg lifts

80 second plank

30 crunches with yoga ball

5 Alex’s with 5lbs

 

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BPT Day 9

Another run today. My gym is closed until tomorrow! X(

Stats:

15 pull-ups

10 sit-ups

Time: 26min 33sec

Distance: Unknown

Temp: 64 degrees

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BPT Day 8

Went on a lovely hike down a beach trail with my dog and my best buddy who came out of uptown for a visit. I think I need to get my pack straps adjusted. They feel like they put a lot of pressure on my neck and the pack rests further down than it should. Regardless, had a blast!

Stats:

Distance: 3.0 miles

Time: 1hour 10min

Weight: 20lbs

Temp.: Unknown

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BPT Day 7

I had forgotten how much I love running. It’s incredibly therapeutic. I had a rough day today, so I had the urge to run and it felt amazing. One huge deficit in my schedule is regular cardio. I need to make daily runs or every-other-day runs a routine for myself. I can’t let cardio slide from my routine. Cardio is a huge part of backpacking, especially at a high grade. The stronger your heart and lungs, the better they function at high altitude. And plus, you’re heart starts beating pretty hard when you’re carrying 50lbs for 8 miles.

Stats:

Time: 27 min 17 sec

Temperature: 73 degrees

Distance: Unknown

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BPT Day 6

Whoop! Day six! My schedule has been getting a little messy and I skipped my cardio in between weight training days, so I decided to focus on cardio and core yesterday. Also, I don’t think I’ve really ever mentioned this, but I have a lengthy pre and post workout stretch routine. I think it’s very important to warm up well, otherwise you can’t do your best, and you might hurt yourself.

Stats:

10 minute cycling

2 minute jump rope

1 minute punching bag carry

20 box jumps (taller box this time!!!)

Miscellaneous tricep work that I can’t remember… (I really should’ve brought a note pad to the gym)

10 Pull ups + 10 triangle push ups x2

5 Push presses + 10 burpees x2

100 squats with 8 lb medicine ball

2 minute plank with yoga ball

40 yoga ball crunches

20 ‘L’ leg lifts

20 floor side crunches (per side)

30 leg lifts (per side)

30 rainbow glut crunches (not sure what they’re really called, but that’s my name for them)

5 up-hill runs

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BPT Day 5

This was yesterday’s 😛 Lighter than I would’ve liked, but I was pressed for time. Pretty sore still! Probably will be for a while. Some high school boys were in the gym with me, and it’s always nice to be throwing around weights like the big boys!

Stats:

5 push presses (just the bar) + 7 burpees + 5 push presses with 10lbs + 7 burpees

20 box jumps

10 deadlifts with 20 lbs

5 pull-ups + 10 triangle push-ups x2

20 squats with 10 lb medicine ball + 40 squats with 8 lb medicine ball

30 lunges with 10lbs raised

20 second plank x3 (minute total)

20 side crunches per side with 10lbs

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