Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bulk Cycle 1 - Week 2 - Tuesday

I had some cheese [2] and an orange [0] after I blogged last night.

Today begins my 28-day no artificial sweetener challenge. No diet drinks, no neotame, sucralose, saccharine. aspartame, or similar in my coffee and tea. The ONLY exception I will make is for my protein powder, which  I hardly ever use but may need in a pinch. I am not replacing the artificial sweetener in my coffee with real sugar or stevia or honey or agave nectar. Real sugar is the only one of those that I actually like, but it's not worth the points it would take to make the coffee/tea palatable. So I guess I'll go without for a week or two, then try it unsweetened. I foresee a lot of broth in my immediate future because I need warm drinks with flavor.

negative pull up 5x5
chest dip 5x5
bb good morning 5x5x65 lbs
bb squat 5x5x115 lbs 
bb shrug 5x5x85 lbs
stability ball jack knife 5x20

2 activity points. 

I'm going to be honest. I did not want to work out today. I woke up at 5 AM, got my gear on, brushed my teeth and promptly went back to bed. I haven't been getting enough sleep. I figured I'd workout when I got home. Then I decided I'd do it tomorrow and shift things around. Then I decided to keep my schedule and workout after work and taking Sebastian to his swim lesson. By the time I got home, I was so exhausted and cranky. My head was killing me from the caffeine withdrawal and I had a million things to do. So I texted my workout buddy and told her I didn't want to work out. She told me to go ahead and do it anyway, that it would help my headache to get some blood flowing. I cursed her in my head and got dressed. As I was starting my first pair of exercises (pull ups and squats) my kid went nuts, the dryer went off, dinner needed to be put away. Into my third set, I was so overwhelmed with trying to do things between sets that I just sat on my kitchen floor and cried. My head hurt even worse, I was having problems with the new barbell and I just wanted to guzzle a Diet Coke. But I didn't. I took some ibuprofen, took care of my dishes and laundry and put the kid to bed, then resumed my workout. It sucked balls but I finished it. By the time I did, I felt better. Not flowing endorphins better but better in the sense that I wasn't such a lazy asshole.

poached eggs w/ cheese & turkey bacon [10]
crap at work [12]
skim milk [2]
apple & cottage cheese [6]
crock pot chicken salsa w/ broccoli [11]
orange & baked oatmeal [6]

46 ounces of water, and a few ounces of nasty, unsweetened teas that I tried to gag down. I used all of my daily and activity points and have 35 weekly points remaining. I was still pretty hungry after my last meal though :(

1 comment:

Jess said...

Go you! You amaze me with your will power to do something you set your mind to. I have no doubt that you'll be able to torture yourself, I mean restrain yourself (LOL!) enough not to have of those bad sweeteners for the next few weeks.

Also, good job with getting in the workout! I know all too well about how it feels to come home exhausted and just want to vege out because you're beyond exhausted. You are awesome! :)