02923: Workout Progress Evidence

Roast Chicken Dinner

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 279

Today I only had a short benchmark assessment to get through as a workout, but I felt that I pushed pretty hard and felt great. I generated a fair number of steps before and after the benchmark as my warm-up and cool-down and so as not to push myself too hard.

I also really liked this post-workout selfie.

Me Flexing

It's nice to feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin. and I'm really surprised at the signs of progress like more definition in my arms and shoulders and just how nice my calves feel haha. I swear after some yoga sessions, I just stay on the mat for a while and feel my legs. It's kinda weird, but it's like I'm surprised at the musculature that's forming. My lower legs feel pretty solid.

Yes, I have photos of my legs

It's weird, but nice, to feel physically sexier than I used to be. Sure, I could always get away with wit and social charms as my primary ways of attracting attention or something, but it's nice to be able to back things up with more than just a decent smile.

I still have a long way to go. I'm still overweight and I will be that way until I lose another 10kg and get to the 65kg weight range. I know I still need to work on my actual upper body strength since things like the yoga Crow Pose or too many push-ups/burpees/mountain climbers still take a lot out of me. But I'm a lot better than I used to be and I don't foresee myself stopping anytime soon. My never quitting these workouts this year is one of the few true highlights of this extended quarantine period. 

I still have to figure out what to do with my gym membership. The freeze on my account is going to come to an end in January and they'll also start charging a fee for continue freezing, which feels rather pointless. I feel like I'm better off paying full membership and continue working through my contract duration regardless of whether I actually go to the gym or not versus paying the freezing fee that goes nowhere and still be under contract. 

I don't know when I'll truly feel safe enough to back to working out at the gym, especially here in Metro Manila. COVID-19 numbers in Barangay Fort Bonifacio continue to increase periodically and today's national numbers increased by over 2,000 cases - exceeding the last 2k touchpoint back in November. It's still not as bad as things used to be like in the first half of the year, but it's still an uphill shift in case numbers.