I knocked out TTfW W2 Workout B today and increased my weights to 35 lb dbells on the chest press and 25 lb dbells on the step ups. Everything else was bodyweight, so no changes there, though I wound up doing the elevated push-ups gripping my dumbbells instead of braced on a step since I was at home and don’t actually own adjustable steps. I ran outside for my 5 sets of intervals today now that the weather is nice and crisp.
I’m really enjoying the program so far and am kind of surprised by the results. My strength hasn’t decreased despite the lower volume (I’ve actually increased a bit), my legs and arms look and feel firmer, and my weight has stabilized at an intake level of around 1800-2100/day on average.
And you can’t beat the sub-20 minute cardio sessions. I even tolerate running outside again, just because I know it will be over so quickly.
Food is so-so today. I started the day off with a handful of trail mix before my workout which was not exactly on plan though still within my macros and calories for the day, but breakfast and lunch are good to go. The rest of the day should be on plan as well.
Today’s missions are to pre-pack my bag for the cruise to the Bahamas with my family and Chris this weekend, clean the bathroom and kitchen, toss out old food still hanging in the fridge, and do a few Photoshop color mock-ups of the potential bridesmaid dress pattern I found today: Simplicity 4577. (Try to envision the long dress in deep red with Asian brocade contrast around the waist.) It’s a pretty easy pattern, so I estimate that my sister and I could make all 4 of the necessary dresses for under $35 each, especially since we could buy the fabric in bulk.
And this one actually *would* look cute enough cut off to knee length to wear again as a party dress.
– TT Warmup Circuit (2x)
– TT W2 Workout B
A1) DB Flat Bench Press (2Ã—10 @ 35 lbs)
A2) DB Step-up (2Ã—10 @ 25 lbs)
B1) Elevated Pushup (2Ã—12)
B2) Stability Ball Leg Curl (2Ã—12)
C1) Plank (2Ã—4 reps)
C2) Bird Dog (2Ã—6 reps)
– 5 sets of running sprint intervals outside
Todayâ€™s Planned Eats:
1: 40 g Great Value Mountain Trail Mix
2: 1/3 c. oatmeal, 1/4 c. raisins, 3 egg whites
3: 4 oz. chicken breast fingers, 1 c. Peking vegetable mix, 1 banana
4: 1 c. 8th Continent Light soy milk, 1/2 scoop whey, 1 tangerine
5: 4 oz. baked chicken fingers, 3 c. spinach/Romaine/tomato/green pepper salad, 2 T. Kraft Free Zesty Italian dressing, 2 corn tortillas, 1 tangerine
6: 2 whole egg/4 egg white omelette with 1 c. spinach and 2 T. salsa, 1 tangerine
Water: 16 cups
Supplements: 3 capsules Digest-All, 6 capsules fish oil, 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600 + D
Calories: ~ 1700-1800 (38% carb/37% pro/25% fat)