Additional Background Info
Devember 1, 2011 The Daily Diet:
Cup of oatmeal
Cup of Greek Yogurt
Two cups green tea
Lunch: I'm currently travelling (In Wyoming...it's surprisingly cool here.) so my lunch time diet is something close to work that is reasonably healthy.
6 inch Turkey and Black Forest Ham while I'm in Wyoming. I may sneak my way over to Chipotle once in a while. God bless that restaurant.
Chicken Pasta using whole grain penne noodles. Tomato sauces if anything. Otherwise it's olive oil and garlic coating. Always with veggies like mushrooms, onions, artichokes, tomatoes, green peppers, etc.
I don't typically snack. If I get a little hungry I grab another cup of green tea. Other Supplements: Animal Flex
is the only other supplement I take and I take it at dinner after my workout. This and C:20 and nothing else. Period. The Workouts:
This much almost never changes. The only difference is that I occasionally switch up the cardio machine I use.
30 minutes on the stepmill. Interval setting at 15.
Two sets of 50 each situps. Monster setted with two sets of 50 each pushups and two each sets of 10 each pullups.
Two sets of 20 each leg lifts. Monster setted with two sets of planks (held for a minute) followed by two sets of 10 pullups using a different grip.
From there the weight workouts change daily. I workout 6 times a week with one day being nothing but an hour of cardio. Day 1 - 6 looks like this:
Then it all repeats. Musings:
I've adapted a lot of my training to finally get HEALTHY. For so long I was lifting and battling small injuries continuously because, as I told myself, I had that "lifters mentality". So stupid. I neglected a lot of core work because I thought that I was doing enough by tightening those muscles during heavy lifts. Not so. I suffered a nasty slew of back injuries due to this neglect this summer. Afterwards, I spent two months doing cardio only as that was all I could do. After two months I was ready to hit the weights again. I realized, however, that I was actually finally 100 percent. For years I had felt like 70 percent was my 100 percent. So when I felt okay I thought that was great. Now I feel great. Very great. I'm keeping it like that. I do lots of core work including my TRX (which goes everywhere I go) that I never consider in my log because I do it when I'm bored and not at the gym. I only do two sets of everything because my joints are terrible. Three sets is too much. Two is just perfect. I keep the weight moderately heavy. Uhhh...I guess thats it. Conclusion:
I don't have my camera with me. But I do have my cell phone camera. So I'll pull a douchebag and take a pic with the camera in the pic. $#!t. I'll post that soon. I'll be sure to grab my actual camera when I get back home. So there WILL be bonafide after pics. I'll get a weigh in at the gym today, too.