It's week five of my training program and the last eight days of the family challenge. After week six I'm scheduled to have a drop week where I don't lift weights at all. I'm looking forward to relaxing and focusing more on Qi Gong and Yoga. I definitely feel like I've gained a lot of strength so far, and I'm not even halfway through the program. I did something that I have always wanted to do this week, which is bench press a bar with 45's on it. Now, that's only 135 pounds (90 pounds of plates plus 45 pounds of bar), which isn't a lot by bench press standards but it is something I'd always wanted to be able to do, and now I can - which feels great.
Oh, I also wanted to share this link with you all. Whether you're looking for new workout ideas or more information about fitness there's a lot of good stuff there and it's all absolutely free. Enjoy!
This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!