Today was another day where I had to work towards my plan. The number of calories I'm trying to hit is just a bit higher than I'm used to, so I can't just instinctively know what to eat. I am having to spend some time thinking about my eating decisions even after doing some planning because I want to be sure I hit my numbers.
I had another great leg workout today. I enjoy leg day more and more now. The amount of hard work that has to be put in to get a really intense leg workout is awesome. You can't cruise through leg day and expect good results.
Working hard has become something I just do these days. I get to the gym at times and I don't feel like working hard, but then I think about the fact that I have goals, I'm in the gym ultra early, so I'd better hit it hard. My mindset immediately changes after just one good hard working set. I think it is only natural to want to avoid the pain that can come along with an extremely hard working set of exercises. At the same time, remembering the results I'm shooting for is motivation and it gets me through the workout.
In the past I've had procrastination issues. It would be easy for me to put off a workout because that's just what I did–wait until tomorrow because I don't feel like it today. Then I got serious (around July 2007) and worked hard to be consistent with my workouts. The consistency was extremely helpful and I began to see some tangible results. I still fight the tendency towards procrastination, but it isn't as bad now. I enjoy my workouts so much that it is easier to get to the gym and get them done.
Some good news! My good friend, Mike: Aussiebodybuilder Blog, is about to hit 200 days of consecutive blogging and posting of pictures. Please pop over to his blog and leave him some encouraging comments.
|Week Begins 5/18/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||264 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Target Ratios (C/P/F)||30/50/20||30/50/20||20/60/20||10/70/20||20/60/20||40/40/20||40/40/20|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||1549||1564|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1575||1590|
|* = Counts towards total|
I noticed that I forgot to reset the log for this week (since I am now in M3) so I will be resetting the log tomorrow. So far I'm a perfect 30 out of 30!
As mentioned, I had an awesome leg workout today. The more I do these the more I enjoy them. It is an intense workout that makes me feel like puking, but it is so much fun. At one point today I blasted my calves so hard that I had a hard time walking to the next exercise. My calves felt like they were about to explode. My deadlifts were awesome. I hit 390 for 8 reps.
My current workout routine. Click image for more information.
Thought for the Day:
Procrastination is a results killer, so get it under control.
Question of the Day:
What causes you to struggle the most with your transformation? Comment this article to answer the question.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!