Day 2: February 10, 2010
So, today I gotta to go to work so no a.m workout for me. I've decided to ex-nay the preworkout/a.m dosing cause when I get ready to hit the gym, I want to feel hyped and psyched to push it to the limit. The only thing that the dose did for me was make me want to crawl back in bed. You see, I am a respiratory therapist by trade and work 12 hour shifts. I have two small kids so getting up at 4 a.m to hit the gym and then leaving them to their own devices is not a good parental decision. My wife leaves the house at 5:45 a.m but, my workouts usually last for an hour and I don't want to give her any unnecessary stress waiting for me to come home from my workouts seeing that she has to be scrubbed in for the o.r by 0615. So, on the days I work, I usually hit the gym late around 8 p.m.. I know that's unorothodox for some of you guys here but, with a family and a medical profession that doesn't allow much flexibility, you train whenever possible.
I've decided to take my half dose at bedtime as recommended by the company. This means changing my eating schedule to where my last meal is taken at least 1-2 hours before going to bed. 1 hour for liquid meals and 2 hours for solid food. Today was justa cardio day consisting of interval sprints on a treadmill for 30 minutes. I put in 3 miles for my run sessions and then I'm spent. After my workout, I had my postworkout shake and then waited two hours before consuming my somnidren dose then went to bed.
I just hope that Millineum is right when they say that it's not necessary to eat a meal or protein just before you go to bed. That goes against my beliefs of eating to grow but, since I am a test subject, I have to follow the appropriate guidelines to get the maximum results. I just hope that this new change in my eating schedule will do more good than harm.