First, I've decided to post pictures weekly. I just don't have the time to blog daily and take pictures daily. At the same time, I think it will be interesting to chart my weekly progress via pictures.
The past two days I have been very focused. I've paid extra special attention to my nutrition and I've been extremely in tune with my body during my weightlifting workouts. I've been successfully keeping my time in the gym to just 60 minutes each morning. I follow that up about 8 hours later with a second gym session to do cardio.
It is an amazing feeling to go to the gym a second time during the day to do the cardio. I get this major pump from doing that. I cant really explain it to you.
Today I had a small scare. In the past, I had a calf muscle tear on my right calf. I nursed it back to health and it hasn't given me any further trouble. Just now I was on the treadmill running intervals and felt a cramp in my left calf muscle. I stopped what I was doing and rolled my left calf muscle with The Stick and it feels a little better. I will need to roll the calf muscle several times per day or I'm going to have major problems. I am also going to switch back to either the stationary bike or the elliptical machine so that I can continue pushing my cardio.
I have been re-reading Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto and I'm finding alot of information I either didn't get the first time around or have just forgotten. One tip I'm implementing on Sunday–spiking my calorie level up using a 3 day cycle. It will be interesting to see the results I produce using this method. Keep an eye on my stats entry this Sunday for more on that (I'm shifting to Sunday's starting this week).
I've also spent alot of time looking at posts on Global Health and Fitness. By responding to these posts I motivate myself to do even more.