Today is a day for moving on. The move I'm supervising happens today and I'm relieved. It is nice when momentum just takes over and things happen. At the same time, I am now past the half way point of the group shred. I am noticing alot of changes in my body and I know that it is time to move on and get more done.
As I was telling Christy in another comment, I am working on figuring out how to fit my weight workout into this busy day. I am a chess player and I participate in an online chess league. Today is my scheduled day for a game and so I have to deal with that and the move today. I am currently planning on squeezing the weights in between the game and the time I have to be at the move site.
My plan today is to do my Fat Loss III workout that starts with squats. I will complete that and then I'm going to give Adam's HIIT schedule a try. I took his kph numbers and turned them into mph numbers and it translates into doing 1 minute at 3.7 mph and 2 minutes at 9.9 mph. I hope I'm able to run at 9.9 mph for 2 straight minutes. I am going to give it my absolute best shot. I will shoot for 5 intervals this time around and then add 1 interval daily.
I am starting to think long and hard about doing two cardio sessions a day during the rest of this 100 day mission. I've got a new system for tracking my nutrition. I know alot of people don't pay that much attention to the numbers as they relate to nutrition, but for me, I need to do so. I have found that when I don't I take in either way too little or way too many calories. I make it as easy as I can on myself to track this stuff, but it has to be tracked. I am noticing that this new system (thanks to Chad Tackett at http://www.global-fitness.com) is really working for me. Tom Venuto talks about this system in his Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle book as “re-feeding.”
I had mentioned in a previous post that my energy levels were low after a 3 day low carb cycle and promised to post the answer when I got it. The first thing I can tell you is that I was messing up with how many carbs I should be eating. What Chad Tackett had me do was put my calories at 2800 on high carb days and 2400 calories on low carb days. Chad then had me do my macronutrient ratios at 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat on high carb days and 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fat on low carb days. From that I get the grams for each item.
The comparison of my calculations from the old to the new:
|Low Carb Days|
|High Carb Days|
Obviously my original calculations were way off. Since making the adjustments above, my energy level has been up a bit on the tough workout days. I've learned that the low energy is just something I have to deal with.
On another note, I've started investigating what it takes to become a CPT. It is something I'd like to explore moving forward.