Today was a rest day and I enjoyed not doing anything at all. I went to a hockey game in the morning. That's always alot of fun. I came home and watched the Lakers lose an exciting game to the Utah Jazz. Next up was the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Pittsburgh won 4-2 (empty net goal at the end of the game). That was a pretty good game. Pittsburgh now leads the series 2-0, but they have to play the next 2 games in Philadelphia, so anything can happen.
I did some things for work and went through alot of old tasks to be sure they are closed out. It was a basic organizational day. I managed to enjoy the day thoroughly.
I enjoyed laying out my nutritional experiment earlier today (Mission 2, Day 99: Nutritional Secret Unveiled!) and hopefully it will help others to stay focused on their nutritional plans. I found that the key to success was not having too many choices. If the next meal was supposed to be a protein shake, that's what I ate. It was easy to avoid temptation because I didn't ever have to consider what to eat next. The amazing part to me was that even with such low carbs I managed to have very good energy throughout. I think the careful insertion of carbs at strategic places really helped with that. The major learning I've gotten from this is that everyone's body reacts differently to different stimuli. Mine obviously does well on low carb with good fats for energy.
|Week Begins 5/11/2008|
|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|
|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||1444||1444||1444||1444||1444||1444||1444|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||1470||1470||1470||1470||1470||1470||1470|
|* = Counts towards total|
The above should be a hint at what I'm going to be doing for my nutrition during M3. This is almost exactly the calorie and macronutrient ratio rotation that I'm looking for. I will tweak according to the results I get now that I know what my body is capable of.
I will no longer be posting exactly what I eat. My accountability log will contain my calories for the day and my macronutrient ratios and that's as far as I'm going to reveal my nutrition from now on. It was liberating not having to post what I eat and to avoid the questions that inevitably get emailed to me about how dull my menu is
Today was a rest day.
Thought for the Day:
Excitement is a necessary component for intense training to take place.
Question of the Day:
What excites you the most about your training program? Answer in the comments to this post.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!