Fitness Journal C3W3D5

Thoughts: When I yanked on my jeans this morning after my post-workout shower, I had a moment of idiotic panic because the fabric felt tight on my legs. My first thought was, “Oh $#!! I’m getting fat again on all of these maintenance level calories!”

After a moment of more rational reflection, I realized that

a) this was impossible since my weight was holding steady and my body fat was still unchanged as of this morning,

b) I had just finished up 50 minutes of truly hellacious lower body weight training using the high rep routine from last month’s Oxygen magazine again, and that perhaps those 540 squats, 160 lunges, 120 deep squat-bench-overs, and 90 calf raises might have something to do with the extra muscle pump in my legs, and

c) both my pre- and post-workout shakes were loaded with creatine.

I wonder how long it takes a newly-trim person to get over the fear of turning into a fluffy pudgeball again? I’ve never been THIS fit, not even in the Army, so this kind of thinking is kind of new to me. I’m not overly-concerned at this point just because I know what it takes to lose fat now, and I know that I am fully-capable of doing it, but maybe it’s different for someone who has tried to lose weight in the past only to quit before reaching his or her goal and even bouncing back up.

I had a moment of insight into my fitness-warped brain this evening, too. The dinner options at work were Panera Bread, which I’ve had quite often lately, and a new entry, Olive Garden. Well, I was excited about OG until I looked at their menu and my internal nutrient calculator started to scream, “OMG, where’s the protein? White carb overload! UGH! Fatty cheese and cream on everything! Is there any unbreaded chicken on this menu? Lactose intolerance warning!” LOL. Needless to say, it’s going to be another Panera night for this girlie.

Sigh.

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Nutrition (1800-2000 calorie high zigzag day)
1: Chocolate peanut butter banana shake with GNC Creastack (Blackberry cheesecake bar)
2: Ma Po tofu, chicken, and rice
3: Sara Lake’s chocolate cake (Chocolate peanut butter banana shake)
4: Cottage cheese and blueberries
5: Panera 1/2 Asian Sesame Chicken Salad and 1/2 Forest Mushroom Soup with chicken
6: Low carb French toast with 1 whole/1 white egg; SF maple syrup

Supplements:
Multivitamin with iron
Calcium 500 + D
1 T. flax seed oil
1/2 t. GNC Creastack

Calories eaten / deficit for yesterday = 1538 / -437 (target -500)
Water: 13 cups
Ratios: 40% carb / 40% protein / 20% fat

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Workout:
9:00 AM Oxygen high-rep leg workout

QUADS
Smith Machine Sumo Squats – 65 lbs, 30 reps x 3 sets
Smith Machine Regular Squats – 75 lbs, 30 reps x 3 sets
Smith Machine Close-foot Squats – 75 lbs, 30 rep x 3 sets
Smith Machine Single-leg Split Squats – 45 lbs, 30 rep x 3 sets on each leg

HAMSTRINGS
Smith Machine Lunges with Knee Up – 45 lbs, 20 reps x 4 sets on each leg

OTHER
Deep Squat Step Up and Over Bench – Bodyweight, 30 reps x 4 sets
Angled Calf Raises – 27.5 lbs, 15 reps x 6 sets

Optional evening workout: 40 minute yoga workout or Ab boot camp

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The Awful Truth:
1. I did pretty well yesterday, but I’ve already had two pieces of fudge and a walnut short bread cookie today, heh. My total for the day will be very close to 2000 calories.

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Brownie Points:
1. Survived another Oxygen LBWO. Whew.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Do the dishes and the laundry.
2. Prep some meals and snacks.
3. Roast or stew the 4 lb chicken in the fridge.
4. Create a HanDbase fitness applet to track my new workouts.
5. Transfer data from my old computer to the new desktop.

3 thoughts on “Fitness Journal C3W3D5

  1. I do the same thing…worry every day about getting fat again. I’m not eating as clean as I was, but basically EFL and I still work out 7 days a week, some days less intense than others. I have this fear of not fitting into my new size 2 jeans. This is harder than just trying to lose weight…maintainance is scary!

  2. Hi maggie, I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog relgiously lately (especially since the bfl woman’s site has suddenly become very atkins-friendly, Ug, i sware I want to yell, eat a freakin piece of bread already. Anyhoo, You are doing marvelous and I use you as a benchmark – I’m doin real well, but you are inspiring. I have the same fear too, that I’m just one day away from turning soft, but actually all of the keeping track of what i eat and calorie zig-zags are keeping me sane. 🙂

  3. 540 squats??? OUCH! If I do a high-rep set (that would be 15 more me), I get upset that when I’m 7 reps in, I’m still not even halfway. 🙂

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