I woke up this morning and the arthritis in my right foot was inflamed. This happens several times a year and it gets very painful. If you've ever seen pictures of gout on a foot, that's what my foot starts to look like. The big toe joint gets swollen and red and it is painful to walk on.
I headed out to the gym and did my lifting workout. I also stretched and did my Flatten Your Abs workout as well. I hit another personal best on my squats (see the log below).
As stated yesterday, I'm on a “no mercy” mission these days and having the foot act up just solidifies that attitude. I managed to go out and do my workout and even best myself on my squats despite the problem with the foot. This made me proud. I've come a long way since starting all of this. At the same time, once I was warmed up, the foot hurt less.
I also did my steady state cardio in the afternoon as planned.
Not alot of philosophical ideas today. It was just a long day of work and I'm burnt out.
|Week Begins 2/24/2008|
|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||220 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||327||342||357|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||330||345||360|
|* = Counts towards total|
I've found something that works for me, so that's why the log here is pretty dull. I am eating mostly chicken because I like how it tastes. My starchy carbs are mostly oatmeal with some brown rice at times. I know how much I need to eat to hit my calorie numbers, so I am sticking with this for now, boring or not.
|Mission 2: Day 24 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 24: February 26, 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, stretching, FYA workout|
|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, 10 baby carrots and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast, 20 baby carrots, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|Tuesday, 2/26/2008||B8||Start: 4:01 a.m.||End: 4:58 a.m.|
|Exercise||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Set 6|
|Heels-raised back squat, 1-1/4||275 x 4||275 x 4||275 x 4||275 x 4||275 x 4||275 x 7|
|Bulgarian split deadlift||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4|
|Split good morning||134 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4||135 x 4|
275 pounds on the 1-1/4 squat! I can't wait to see what I can do for straight squats! I decided to really push hard on the final set and that's the closest I've come to complete failure on squats. It was sort of scary really.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!