I workout six days a week. I take Sundays off.
For the past two years, I have been working the weight room along with my cycling and core work. I never have consistently worked the weights like I have during this period.
When I started tracking weight, I was at 185. This was over a year ago. Today I hit 300 pounds!
I had originally set a goal to get 300 by the end of February. I only made it to 290. Even so I was still happy with my effort. The fact that I had just barely missed the goal really motivated me. I knew I would hit it sometime in the middle of March.
After I was able to get the weight up for 1 rep, I was so freakin’ happy. I felt tears welling up in my eyes. If you were to see me right after, you might have thought something was wrong with me (if you don’t already).
What made today such a treat was the fact that my right elbow has been hurting pretty badly this week. I had not lifted this week because I was away on a business trip. Even with the four days off, my elbow was still killing me.
When I went to do my warm-up weight of 155, I did 15 reps easily. When finished, my arm was fine so I did another set of 15 at 155. My arm was still fine so I increased the weight to 205. I did 10 reps at 205 and my arm was fine.
At this point, with my arm feeling good, I was beginning to get a feeling that today was going to be a special day. I racked up 255 pounds and put up 8 reps. I them bumped to 275 and did 3 reps.
It was then I decided to go for the gusto.
I made it, but it was hard. Very hard. And heavy.
Those who follow me on Facebook have seen my progression to this moment in time.
After my celebration, I shot this video. The emotion was still there.
Now that I have hit my long-awaited goal of 300, I will need to set another one. At the time I set the goal of 300, it seemed a bit out of reach. I am feeling compelled to make another crazy goal…so here goes.
I am going to lift 350 by the end of August 2020.
There it is. I have said it. I have blogged it. More importantly, I am going to do it!