TT W11D5: Accidental Lent

Down again today to 141.0 lbs (-0.4 lb change from yesterday). I raised my BB squat again as well to 155 lbs. Now I can say that I can squat my fiance, hah!

Cardio intervals have been rough since the blood donation. I have been a little congested, especially during cardio, but not enough to stop. My fellow gym members will just have to listen to me snuffle and cough every once in a while between my usual huffs and puffs. I do wonder if part of the problem is the re-introduction of dairy (LF cottage cheese and FF yogurt) into my diet. Amazingly enough, I am not feeling any lactose intolerance effects from the cottage cheese, possibly because it is LF versus FF. Fat free products are supposed to have higher lactose content. I’m still not a fan of CC, but it is tolerable with grapes, and grapes are super cheap right now…

Core B left, then I will be checked off on all workouts for this week. I plan to chill out at home tonight and get some rest in front of the Xbox. I really don’t need another cold right now.

Meals were perfect yesterday, and my after work treadmill cardio session was fabulous except for the aforementioned congestion issue. 5 minutes warm up, 20 minutes BFL HIIT at 4-8 mph, 5 minutes cooldown.

I am really revoltingly focused on this cut. I don’t even want any of the cereal in the pantry. Well, not that much anyway.

I found out today around lunch time that quite a few of my co-workers observe the tradition of no meat on Fridays during Lent. My co-worker (whom I will refer to as 5k Ed since he is always game for a 5k race vs. Karaoke Ed, my singing artist pal) came by to gather up the usual Friday dining out group, and there was a rather long debate about which nearby restaurant might have seafood for under $10. 5k Ed suggested a Chinese buffet (again!) as a compromise, but two of the other guys decided not to go because they claimed that it would be too, too depressing to see the non-observers chowing down on chicken, beef, and pork when they were restricted to fish and shrimp.

5k Ed then nagged me to go, but I pointed out that I’d already brought my lunch and dinner.

Both of which just happened to be fish today, even though I am about as religiously clued in as a soggy napkin.


What can I say? I ran out of turkey breast, the chicken breast is still frozen, and Wal-Mart had a big 4 lb box of frozen, individually-wrapped tilapia filets for around $2.00/lb.

And I really love fish.


TT for Women Weeks 9-12 Workout B
A1) BB Squat (3×8 @ 155 lbs)
A2) Eccentric Pull-ups (3×8)
B1) BB Romanian Deadlift (3×8 @ 125 lbs)
B2) DB 1-Arm Standing Shoulder Press (3×8 @ 25 lbs)

– Intervals – Stationary bike (levels 8/12)

– Core Training B

0) PWO whey/ dextrose/ BCAA
1) 3 EW, 1 oz. raisins, 1/2 c. oats
2) Pineapple pro smoothie
3) 4 oz. tilapia, 1 c. spinach, 8 oz. FF yogurt
4) 3/4 c. LF cottage cheese and 3/4 c. berries and grapes
5) 4 oz. tilapia, 1 c. brussels sprouts, 1 pear, 0.5 oz. almonds
6) 1 c. soy milk, 0.5 scoop whey, 0.5 oz. almonds

Supps: 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600+D, 6 fish oil caps, 2 servings BCAAs, 1 serving l-glutamine

Approx. total: 1855 calories (47% carb/35% pro/18% fat) — I love lifting day calories!

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