Today was a light day for me. I got up and did my cardio (30 minute HIIT with 30 second intervals, high and low). I then returned home and settled in with a book called Your Best Year Yet by Jinny S. Ditzler. It is all about setting goals and the analysis that goes on before setting goals. I am finding it to be an enjoyable read so far.
What I'm not so sure I'm liking (and tomorrow will confirm or deny this for me) is the increased calories. While I definitely like the energy that comes along with it, I am starting to see (in the mirror) that I've grown in places. Perhaps it is muscle and perhaps it is fat, that's what tomorrow's stats will help me figure out. If there's a problem, I already have a plan in place to handle it. If it isn't a problem, my calories are going up to 2800 next week (yikes!).
There isn't alot to discuss today. My mind has been going in alot of different directions. I also spent more time writing the eBook today and editing some of the prior chapters. I'm starting to get a good feel for how I want the final product to look. I also spent some time with Fireworks working on the layout for the website. That was alot of fun.
|Week Begins 2/17/2008|
|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 *||194 oz||220 oz||200 oz||240 oz||216 oz||194 oz||200 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|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||222||237||252||267||282||297||312|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||225||240||255||270||285||300||315|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 21 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 21: February 23, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: Lifting|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast, oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, large salad, oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast, cucumber and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, baby carrots and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast, brocolli, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|HIIT Cardio – 30 minutes (30 second intervals)|
Thoughts on Bulking:
I have been studying up on how to properly bulk. The main thing I've learned is the need to eat alot of clean calories. Everything else I've read like training with intensity, training to failure, etc. are things I already knew. I'm starting to learn that there really is no big secret to this process. It is about learning the right way to do it and then executing. Execution is the key though. Execution involves consistently applying the principles we all know about.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!