Monday, July 28, 2008

Lower at 5 Seasons

This morning I woke before my alarm and felt well rested, but my workout did not reflect it:


Warm Up - 5 Minutes on Elliptical
Front Squats - 5 x 45, 65, 95; 4 x 115, 115, 115; 3 x 115
Deadlifts - 5 x 45, 185, 185, 185
Foam Roller and Stretch


I gassed out early and decided it was best not to push ahead with the accessory work. I am going to experiment with pushing my front squats hard on Mondays, deadlifts on Thursdays. I think taking them both to the limit in the same session twice a week may be holding me back. Interestingly, my glutes were sore from the thick dumbbell deadlifts yesterday. I'll do those again.


I've decided to put in a two week push to get my body weight down under 160. I'll track calories, fiber, and protein. My goal is to eat under 2000 calories, over 25 grams of fiber, and over 125 grams of protein each day. This will require me to forgoe video games and adopt a slightly anti-social eating pattern (limited eating out), but I can accommodate it now.

Today I had 2000 calories, 40 grams of fiber, and 140 grams of protein. The day broke down like this:

Time - Food - Calories.Fiber.Protein

05:30 AM
- Yogurt - 150.1.8
08:00 AM - PB Sandwich and Shake - 600.13.44
10:00 AM - Strawberries - 50.3.1
11:30 AM - Cottage Cheese, Crackers, Carrots - 490.7.33
04:30 PM - Shake - 110.0.24
06:30 PM - Pasta, Broccoli, Cheese - 600.16.30

I won't log the details every day, but I will track a total I may post.