I got to log my first strength workout of the year in my handy dandy sparkly new logbook.
Being a new year and a new log book, I thought to myself, "Self, I wonder if we can increase the weights on any of these exercises?"
And my Self, being equally intrigued with the notion, gave it an honest attempt.
I am pleased to report that I was able to up the weight on about a third of the exercises that I am doing. Surely that's a sign of progress. More muscle mass, right? And doesn't muscle mass equal more strength and a higher metabolism or something like that?
Anyway, I'm sticking to the current weights on the other exercises, and will try this experiment again in another month or so to see if I'm ready to up the weight on any of those at that time.
Side note - I have been doing my stregth workouts at the fitness center at work, not at a traditional stand-alone gym. It's very convenient in the mornings and they have everything that I want at the moment except for a pool. I expected to see several new faces this morning, there were none. Guess the New Year resolutionists are busy taking up space at other gyms. That's just fine with me.
And another side note - Bandit does have a yeast infection in both ears. He's doing better after the first day of ear washing and ear drops, but I'm now concerned about what might have caused this. After talking to the vet and doing some research on my own, I believe he might have food allergies. So we're experimenting with new foods again. First up...a duck and potato diet that has good reviews among the canine allergy community. Of course not all dog allergies are caused by the same thing, but I'll let you know how it goes..