Today I woke up feeling great. I am congested, but it is in the chest and not the head. Therefore, I hit the gym for a nice and easy cardio workout. I did some steady state cardio on the recumbent bike for 20 minutes just to get the blood flowing. It felt so good to be moving my body again! I can't wait until Monday to hit the iron! I admit it was so tempting to do a little lifting today, but sticking to what my body has been saying overruled my excitement.
I spent the day planning my meals for next week. I've decided to plan my meals in more detail. I feel like I need the added control. Depending upon my results next week (I'm not putting much into the results this week due to my illness) I will possibly go to a 4 low, 1 high cycle. I honestly feel like I'm sensitive to the carbs and this next week will either prove or disprove that theory.
I am currently re-reading Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto to get some inspiration and pick up some new (forgotten) ideas. It has been 18 months since I last read it, so I feel it is a good idea to get back into it again.
|Week Begins 3/23/2008|
|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 *||240 oz||240 oz||200 oz||200 oz||240 oz||240 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|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||742||757||764||776||787||799||814|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||750||765||780||795||810||825||840|
|* = Counts towards total|
Woo hoo! First perfect day since getting sick!
|Mission 2: Day 56 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 56: March 29, 2008|
|5:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|5:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|6:00 a.m.||Workout: 20 Minute Steady State Cardio|
|7:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|9:00 a.m.||Meal 2: 1 egg, 5 egg whites, oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:00 p.m.||Meal 3: Protein shake with banana and Udos and Oatmeal mixed with non-fat milk, large salad, and 3 glasses of water|
|3:00 p.m.||Meal 4: Lean flank steak, spanish rice, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:00 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|Steady State Cardio (recumbent bike)||20 minutes|
Woo hoo! First trip to the gym since Monday!
Thought for the Day:
Even when you think you are giving it your all, dig down deep and give even more because most likely you have more to give.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!