Saturday, July 1, 2017

26 Weeks

There are 26 weeks (+2 days) left in 2017. My work schedule has been changing frequently, but it is finally set and I'm only working one late night per week now. I've been dissatisfied with NROL and I really just prefer to make my own workouts. So I'm going back to what I like to do, short and sweet.

The workout plan:

Workout A

squat 5x5
db shoulder press 5x5
push up 3x AMRAP
standing calf raise 3x8
db fly 3x8

Workout B

db pullover 3x8
single arm db squat w/ OHP 3x8
Romanian deadlift 5x5
inverted row 5x5
db hammer curl 3x8
db row 3x8

Workout C

Swiss ball jackknife 3xAMRAP
Zercher good morning 3xAMRAP
db skullcrusher 3x8
single leg straight leg deadlift 3x8
split squat 5x5
renegade row 5x5

The schedule:

Saturday - Workout A
Sunday - Cardio
Monday - Workout B
Tuesday - Off
Wednesday - Cardio
Thursday - Workout C
Friday - Cardio

Cardio will consist of Beachbody shit - Turbo Jam, Shaun T, random workouts that catch my attention. I probably won't have workout in mind until I fire up the Beachbody app. I'm going to try to get some recumbent biking in while I'm wasting my time on Netflix but no promises.

I won't be keeping a spreadsheet. I bought a little notebook and will do it old school, with paper and pen. I will still be logging my food with MyFitnessPal, though.

I'm also ditching Weight Watchers. I'm going to attempt If It Fits Your Macros. My targets are:

Calories - 1400
Carbs - 105 g
Protein - 123 g
Fat - 54 g

I've made progress on the carb front, i.e. my coffee creamer. I've found it acceptable to my taste buds to use half & half with sugar free vanilla Torani syrup. It's not perfect, but it will do and free up a lot of carbs and calories for me.

Another change - I won't be blogging daily. I'll just post weekly, with everything from the week in one post. I will also not be weighing in. Instead, I will take one measurement on the last day of the month, really the only one I care about, and that's the god damn lower stomach area. I don't care what the scale says. I don't care about the size of other body parts. As long as that particular area is getting smaller, none of the rest matters.

Wait, I lied. I will be weighing in, but I''m going to try not to get on the scale more than once or twice a month. I'm starting the second half of the year up a couple pounds from my low. I weighed in today at 147.5 pounds. I guess that is what I get for eating junk for weeks. The other magic number that needs to go down is 41.25.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Day 67 - Blah!

I'm still exhausted but I think my head is on a little straighter today.


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12]
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - chicken & sweet potatoes - I didn't measure or track this.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Day 66 - No Workout

I had a really bad night. I have so much...shit...going on that I couldn't sleep, I was depressed, and I ate a god damn candy bar. I have no idea how much of it I ate. It was a king size but not a whole king size - maybe 2/3? At any rate, I didn't log it in my apps. So I slept like shit, didn't feel like working out this morning, and just wanted the work day to be over so I could go the fuck to sleep.


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12]
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - pasta salad, chicken wrap, chocolate cake - I didn't log this. No fucks given.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Day 65 - More Biking

So, I did some more biking this morning. My heart rate doesn't really get up on the recumbent bike but I really didn't feel like doing anything else.


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12]
Lunch - yogurt, chicken & green beans [7]
Dinner - pizza [14]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Day 64 - Biking

I'm not quite ready to go back to lifting. My tattoo still has some sore, scabby spots and I want to wait until it's completely healed before I start lying on my bench and doing chest exercises. So I will be using my new (to me) recumbent exercise bike. That thing is no joke. I made it 5 minutes before I had to take a break. And by break, I mean stop for the day.


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda and creamer [6]
Lunch - hard boiled eggs [6]
Dinner - bread [4] - Yes, I had bread for dinner. I did not prep well for this week.
Snack - vegetables w/ light Asian dressing [3]

Oh and the weigh in wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I'm only up 1 pound from my low. I will take it.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Days 50 - 63 - Vacation & Fuckery

So things sort of fell apart once I got my tattoo. It really fucking hurt and I didn't really feel like doing much. Even after the first week, it still hurt and I couldn't wear a bra, so I didn't workout. I didn't track my food and I probably made some questionable choices. But I didn't binge and I didn't go crazy, and I'm ready to get back to it tomorrow. I am dreading the weigh in to see the damage but whatever. Back on the wagon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Days 44 - 49 - Fitness Break

I have to take a break from my workouts. I am so fucking exhausted. I'm hoping to recharge over vacation next week and come back strong. I will still be logging my food and posting it here but since I will only be posting what I eat, I'm only going to post on Saturdays for the next two weeks. I swear, I'm not going to disappear. Melty will kill me if I don't kill me first!


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12] - I didn't drink it all so I have no idea how many points I actually consumed. When in doubt, overestimate.
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - salad w/ avocado & light vidalia onion dressing [12]


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda and creamer [6]
Lunch - yogurt [3]
Dinner - meatballs & salad w/ light Asian dressing [18]

I also had some tempura chicken and rice but didn't log it. I didn't eat tons. Enough to make me feel guilty, though.


Breakfast - coffee w/Splenda and creamer [12]
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - steak & sweet potato [12]
Snack - En


Breakfast - coffee w/Splenda and creamer
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - meatballs [15]
Snack - English muffin w/ butter [8]


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
Lunch - grilled chicken pico guacamole sandwich & fries (just a few) from McDonald's
Dinner - half a salad w/ lite dressing & pepperoni
Snack - trail mix - not tons but probably more than I should have had

I didn't log any of this.


Breakfast - coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - chicken salad on rye bread
Snack - bagel w/ butter

I didn't log this, either.