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.

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