I’m listening to the audio cd version of Body for Life in the car for fun and as my annual review of the book. Once you read the book and complete a challenge, it’s easy to forget what an inspirational read it is and why it got you off your butt and moving in the first place. That’s why I like to revisit the BFL book at least once a year even though my fitness and nutrition library now contains many other volumes. Listening to Bill Phillips talk about analysis paralysis, crossing the abyss, and high points makes me seriously want to do a basic BFL challenge again, only without cottage cheese. :crazy:
Dinner was not quite clean last night. Instead of the planned mega veggie omelette, I had a sauteed pollock filet and 5 steamed pork and leek dumplings with spicy garlic soy sauce dip and a small side salad.
Oh, and 1/2 c. of Breyer’s mint chocolate chip.
My deficit was only -337 as a result, but at least there WAS a deficit thanks to the hour of legs/chest/tris lifting and 45 minutes of LISS incline walking I did at the gym.
I attempted to start up a new game and character in Jade Empire for Xbox, but I wound up passing out on the couch by 10:30 pm and dragging my tired self off to bed an hour later when my heaviest cat decided to use me as a human kitty bed. Selfish Chris was hogging our newest game acquisition, Neverwinter Nights 2, so I have to wait until tonight to check it out since you have to have the DVD-ROM in your drive to play the game even after you install it. Until someone comes out with a no-CD patch, we are stuck with alternating nights with the game.
Luckily, tonight is his tabletop geek gathering night, so I will have NWN2 all to myself.
My back is starting to stiffen up with DOMS from Wednesday’s workout (I think it was the seated cable row that did it since I haven’t performed that exercise in over a year). I decided to use today as my rest day as a result. I did 30 minutes of YF flexibility and will walk for 25 minutes during lunch.
Besides, I am out of clean sports bras and cannot possibly do HIIT treadmill running in a regular one. 😯
Scale weight is currently bouncing between 138-142 depending on water level, but my body fat is an acceptable 19%. I feel like my shoulders, arms and back are all bulking up more each week, so it’s all good. I still don’t like seeing the over 140 figure on the scale, but as long as my body fat is under 20%, I am not going to stress over it. I know I can cut the excess fat off in a few weeks. I just want to make sure I actually have some deltoids and bumpy back muscles underneath first.
I’m also toying with the idea of doing a month of P90X to shake things up, but I think I’ll wait until December to give that a try.