Monday, February 20, 2017

71 Days

I hate Mondays. Not as much as Wednesdays, but close.

Food

Breakfast:
  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12]
Lunch:
  • I packed yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and green peppers but didn't really get hungry until it was almost time to go home, so I didn't bother.
Dinner:
  • chicken breast & salad [8]
Not a stellar food day.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

72 Days

I think I am much better prepared for this coming week than I was last week. I searched for some recipes and planned out my dinners. I bought some more of the Oikos Triple Zero yogurt. I made hard boiled eggs. I have bananas and vegetables. I plan on eating more of my points. I had 78 points I could have eaten last week. I'm going to aim for 34 points a day - that is my 30 dailies and 1/7 of my weeklies. Activity points for emergencies.

I cannot get over how fucking amazing I feel, after just one week. I may have said that yesterday or the day before but today it really hit me, when I didn't dread having to go to the grocery store, when I didn't dread knowing I had a workout pending.

Workout A

rack pulls - 5x5x80 lbs
db bench press - 5x5x 25 lbs
bent over bb row - 3x8x45 lbs
db fly - 3x8x10 lbs
core:
  • plank 1x30 sec
  • side plank w/ row - 1x15, each side
  • Swiss ball mountain climber - 1x10, each side
box jump - 1x5

Food

Breakfast:
  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [6]
  • banana [0]
Lunch:
  • 5 Hour Energy Protein Drink [1] - I don't really like 5 Hour energy drinks but I had to try this. It has 21 g of protein. It definitely won't become a "thing" because they are $3.50 apiece. Eff that. Plus, it was fucking nasty. I only drank half of it. I will save the other half for when I have a protein emergency.
  • hard boiled eggs [4]
Dinner:
  • omelet w/ onions, peppers, cheese & sausage [17]
Snack:
  • light multi-grain English muffin w/ butter & hot sauce [7] - This stupid thing just made me hungrier.
I think I did better today - 35 points eaten. I need more vegetables. I need to get some frozen vegetables (or hell, even canned) and just much on them. Like green beans. Yum. I can eat those straight from the can, no problemo!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

73 Days

I've made it through a whole week of tracking and doing my scheduled workouts. Go me! I'm down 5 pounds but I know it's only because I've been eating very little. I need to work on that. I've started tracking how many points I don't eat.

Food

Breakfast:

  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12]
Lunch:
  • Cobb salad [13]
Dinner:
  • Nothing. Don't ask.

Friday, February 17, 2017

74 Days

It's my day off from work, but not my workouts!

Workout D

Romanian deadlift - 5x5x60 lbs
good morning - 3x8x30 lbs
sumo squat - 3x8x20 lbs
db skullcrusher - 3x8x10 lbs

Let's talk about good mornings for a minute. They are nothing like they sound. A good morning would be lying on the couch with my Kindle and endless coffee. Basically, you put a bar on your back and hinge forward at the hips. As opposed to hinging backwards - I don't recommend that at all. It's a back/hamstring exercise and I have really shitty range of motion for ham exercises. So anyway. I found the clamps for my squatting bar, and was going to use that for my good mornings but the damn bar is all rusted from sitting unused in my garage for years and I couldn't get the plates on. I will be sanding it down tomorrow. So I had to use my E-Z curl bar, which is hella uncomfortable because it has a big bump right in the middle, right where it rests against your back/base of the neck. And I had to use little enough weight that I could get it over my head and into position. So suckage all around for good mornings today. Hopefully next Friday will be better. I know I can GM more than 30 freaking pounds.

But let me tell you how awesome sumo squats and skullcrushers are! My favorites of the workout, maybe even in the whole program. I used two 10 lbs dumbbells for the crushers (unlike just one 10 lb dumbbell for my pullovers the other day) and my triceps hate me. It's ok. And sumo squats!! I can get good depth and it hits the parts of the quads that the other leg exercises don't really target. I love them. At rest, my legs feel like they could run marathons, there's so much something coursing through my muscles. In motion, I just want to sit back down.

It's amazing, though, how much better I feel already. I have a lot more energy than I did a week ago. Not go out for walks or runs energy, but enough energy to clean my house without dreading it and wishing I could just go back to the couch. Such a huge change! I can't believe it. I feel less anxious, there is pep in my step. I gotta keep this shit up!

Food

Breakfast
  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [7]
Lunch:
  • yogurt [3]
Dinner:
  • chef said [17]
27 of 30. So yeah, it's been a lame week in terms of food but like I said on the first day, this was a spur of the moment decision and I didn't have time to prep. The fact that I didn't hit the vending machine once at work is an accomplishment. I think next week will be better, and I will eat more. I'm going to spend tomorrow evening going through all the WW recipes I can find, picking out stuff I would like and that I think the boys would like. Well frankly, I don't care if they like it. One healthy meal a day won't freaking kill them.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

75 Days

Another day of agony with the sore muscles. I was determined to get my workout in before work though. 

Workout C

inverted row - 5x5
db pullover - 3x8x10 lbs
db shoulder press - 5x5x10 lbs
front/lat raise - 2x8x10 lbs each
core:
  • plank - 1x30 sec
  • side plank w/ cable (band) row - 1x15, each side
  • Swiss ball mountain climber - 1x10, each side 
db snatch - 1x5x10 lbs, each arm

Ok, so I did alternating sets with my 5x5s and my 3x8s. Pullovers paired with front & lat raises are no fucking joke!!! OMG.

Food

Breakfast:
  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [6]
Lunch:
  • salad w/ avocado & homemade Italian dressing [6]
Dinner:
  • leftover stuffed pepper casserole [8]
Snacks:
  • Oikos Triple Zero yogurt [3] - This shit is filling as fuck. One container (5.3 oz) is 3 points and I couldn't eat lunch for a long while after I ate it.
  • clementines [0]
Only used 23 of my 30...but I honestly wasn't hungry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

76 Days

Wednesdays are so rough for me. Most people hate Mondays. I hate Wednesdays. I work late on Tuesday, have to be to work early on Wednesday. I am always so tired. And today I am fucking sore as hell. I keep trying to move and stretch but these damn DOMS are something. And I have a crack in my nail, and no nail glue.

Thankfully, I have no workout planned for today.

Food

Breakfast:
  • coffee w/ Splenda & creamer [12] - I devised a method for tolerating my precious. Still, it's a lot of sugar. But damn, only 300 calories. I don't get hungry when I have my coffee. 
Lunch: Nada. I still had my coffee,

Dinner:
  • stuffed pepper casserole [8]
Snack:
  • Clementine [0]
I only used 20 of my daily points. Fail.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

77 Days

I went back to Sunday and upgraded my workout to high intensity. The more I think about Melty's advice, the more I think she is right - heavy lifting is fucking high intensity. I also downloaded iTrackBites and I like it much better than the Weight Watchers app, even if it does track slightly higher than Weight Watchers. So from here on out, I will be using the iTrackBites numbers, since I will be using that long term, as I plan to cancel my Weight Watchers membership when my three months are up. Interestingly enough, this particular challenge will expire before the membership.

Workout B

squat - 5x5x50 lbs - I couldn't find my clamps for my big bar so I just did my squats with 25 lbs plates. My legs hate me. Good thing I didn't go for the back squat.
lunge - 3x8x10 lbs, each side
single leg straight leg deadlift - 3x8x10 lbs, each side - My balance sucks balls.
hammer curl - 3x8x10 lbs

Creatine post-workout in some low calorie juice I found at the store.  It's like 2 points for the whole can, and I used 1/4 of a can, so like half a point that I will just round up on something eaten during the day.

Food

Breakfast:
  • coffee w/ Splenda & French vanilla creamer [11] - I only had two cups of coffee, tried one cup with mostly milk and just a little creamer. Yuck. Second cup was all creamer, post work out after gagging down my creatine juice. Jk. It wasn't gross.
Snack:
  • hard boiled eggs & clementines [6] - 3 eggs, 2 clementines - I was mother fucking hungry at work around noon (after only being there half hour). It was hard without my coffee. I was drinking water. It sucked.
  • salad w/ dressing [3]
Lunch:
  • salad w/ avocado & homemade Italian dressing [6] - Still fucking hungry.
Dinner: nothing

So I used 26 of my 30 daily points. Yes, I need to eat more.