SGX Journal C4W5D4 (It’s Raining Brownies!)

Thoughts: Today one of my co-workers brought in four pans of brownies. Apparently his wife felt sorry for us with all of the late nights we’ve been working, so she thoughtfully baked some regular brownies, some peanut butter chocolate, some cheesecake swirl, and some chocolate chunk.

They are sitting on the desk next to mine, and each blast from the arctic A/C vent above me causes the luscious aromas of cocoa, oil, sugar, and baked flour to waft over to me.

Perhaps last week I would have succumbed and had one, reasoning that I could burn off the calories with a bit of extra cardio tonight. This week, though, I just grabbed two squares before lunch and put them into my Freeday Freezer Stash along with the carrot cake from last week, a few coconut macaroons from last night, and an assortment of chocolate-dipped cookies from Tuesday.

I will have you, my pretties…but not during the week. I sacrifice now in order to hit my 15% body fat target by April 30, at which point I will gleefully go back on maintenance at the most awesome 50/30/20 carb/prot/fat ratio.

Every 10 calories I eat equals an extra minute on the treadmill at 6 mph. One brownie would be nearly twenty extra minutes of running. All in all, I think I’d rather have my treadmill time burning off the blubber on my booty versus the brownie in my belly. Even more importantly, I had to move my cardio from the morning to the evening today and still want to get in some yoga, so extra cardio is just not an option. As it stands, I probably won’t get to bed until midnight.

Not worth it.

Nutrition: SGX Non-Training Day eating pattern
(Details omitted by request)

Regular (Non-SGX) Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, flax seed oil
Water for yesterday: 17 cups

10:00 PM Steady-state treadmill (6.0 mph / 0% incline / 20 minutes)
10:20 PM Steady-state treadmill (40 mph / 7% incline / 25 minutes)
10:50 PM Yoga for Athletes DVD

The Awful Truth:
1. Had about 1/4 c. of All Bran last night. I don’t know if that should count as a black mark though, as I did need to boost fiber intake for the day. 😯

Brownie Points:
1. Met my macronutrient targets and calories for yesterday.

Short-term Goals:
1. Locate a tripod for pictures.
2. Start working on pull-ups again!

3 thoughts on “SGX Journal C4W5D4 (It’s Raining Brownies!)

  1. Hi Maggie. I have been reading your blog for quite a while now & haven’t commented until now (sorry!). I just have to ask you – what is this SGX diet that you follow:?: I’ve not heard of it – I assume it’s an abbreviation for something?? Take care. Your dedication to your health & fitness is awesome! — Jacqui

  2. I was wondering, what is this shame that you have associated with Kashi? I have Kashi cereal in the morning, and to my knowledge it’s actually kind of good for you. What gives?!

  3. Jacqui–SGX is short for Swolegenix, a custom cutting/fat loss regimen from I am currently doing the program for 12 weeks to see how my body responds to a non-BFL system.

    Shrew–Kashi GoLean Crunch’s macronutrient ratios are not within spec for BFL or SGX. I always buy a box or two on sale for use ONLY in making protein bars, but usually wind up munching all of it as unauthorized snacks. 🙄

    You could say that Kashi and most other cereals besides oatmeal are “trigger” foods for me.

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