I put together the Door Gym, slung it over my doorway this morning, and hopped up to see how many pull-ups I could do when fresh and well-rested.
Two and a half. :whistle:
Well, better than nothing I guess. The P90X program should raise that number up significantly over the next three months as I drop excess body fat and get more practice with the movement.
I then popped in the Yoga X DVD and attempted to keep up with the insane, painful contortions of the bendy people on the TV screen for 35 minutes. This aspect of my personal fitness requires even more work than my pull-up ability if this morning’s performance was indicative of my current level of flexibility. :tongue:
Dietwise, I’ve also pretty much set a basic meal pattern for myself. You probably wouldn’t think so from the huge list of recipes I’ve posted on my site, but I’m actually one of those boring people who can eat the same thing every single day and not go out of my mind from the monotony. Back in my non-fitness oriented days, I had 2 eggs and a bowl of raisin bran with milk every day for breakfast, white rice and stir fry for lunch, more white rice and stir fry for dinner, and I was perfectly content.
The key is that I have to LIKE what I’m having every day. If I do, I never get tired of it.
So here’s my basic meal plan at 50/30/20.
- Meal 1 (8:00 AM) : Proatmeal PWO combo (1/2 c. (dry) oatmeal, 1/2 serving fruit, 1/2 t. honey and 3/4 scoop Myopro whey) OR PWO shake (1/4 c. dextrose with 1 scoop Myopro whey and 1 t. GNC Creastack)
- Meal 2 (10:30 AM): 3 egg white x 1 whole egg omelette, 1 c. spinach, 4 oz. sweet potato (baked into chips), 1/2 serving fruit
- Meal 3 (12:30 PM): 3 oz. lean chicken or beef (or 4 oz. fish), 1 c. steamed or sauteed veggies, 1/2 c. rice, and 1/2 serving fruit
- Meal 4 (3:00 PM): Peanut butter banana yogurt shake
- Meal 5 (5:30 PM): Thai chicken salad w/1.75 oz. (dry) WW spaghetti or 1 serving fruit
- Meal 6 (8:00 PM): 3/4 c. FF cottage cheese and 1 serving fruit
Total calories come in at 1600-1725 calories depending on whether I use more starchy carbs or go with fruit. Higher calorie zigzag days will include two extra servings of fruit, an extra cup of rice (yay!), or a randomly determined splurge carb item around 200 calories. The P90X nutrition plan puts me at nutrition level 1, or around 1800 calories a day on average, so I’m on target for that.
My menus will look a LOT like the above with only a few variations as determined by whatever fruits and veggies are cheapest that week.
Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie low zig zag day
1: Proatmeal PWO comboâ€“1/2 c. (dry) oatmeal, 1/2 banana, 1/2 t. honey and 3/4 scoop Myopro whey
2: 3 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. steamed zucchini/squash, 6 oz. sweet potato
3: 1.5 c. plain FF yogurt, 1/4 scoop strawberry whey, 1/2 banana
4: 3×1 omelette, 2 c. spinach, 1 large navel orange
5: Thai chicken pasta salad
6: 3/4 c. FF cottage cheese and large navel orange
202.1 g carb (49.7%)
158.3 g prot (39.9%)
24.1 g fat (13.3%)
Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 16 cups
7:45 AM Yoga X DVD (35 minutes)
8:00 PM Other half of Yoga X DVD (45 minutes)
The Awful Truth:
1. 1 Hershey miniature bar
2. 1 T. unsalted peanuts
1. Reorganized living room as workout area.
2. Did a lot of cooking and salad making. 🙂
3. Followed schedule almost perfectly yesterday.
4. Did not have ANY of the take out chicken wings ordered for dinner at work last night.
5. Added around two dozen new smilies to the blog’s comment and posting forms.
1. Print out new 50/30/20 recipes.
2. Go to the bank.
3. Work on paper doll project.
4. Do thumbnails for 5-6 new prints.
5. Clean the bathroom and kitchen.
7. Clean ceiling fan blades. How does cat hair get UP there? 🙄
8. Submit paperwork for dental reimbursement from FSA.