140.5 lbs as predicted!
Food and workouts went well yesterday despite the topsy turvy schedule. I motored directly to the gym last night and knocked out 30 total minutes on the treadmill (5 minutes each of warm up and cooldown plus the actual 20 minutes of BFL style HIIT running at 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 mph). I followed up with three OARS lifting exercises done in circuit fashion to keep my heart rate up. I did not do the TT core work due to the crowded evening conditions at the gym and a general feeling of “OMG, I am STARVING to DEATH!!!” since I was over an hour overdue for my 5th meal at that point, but I will do a make up session tonight along with my first Phase 4 TT workout. I get a new exercise today–Front BB squats, woo! I will be conservative and not take it over 95 lbs until I get my form down.
I got to the grocery store after the gym, bought a ton of much-needed food, and then spent the next 2 hours bulk cooking chicken and veggie stir fries, quinoa, and toasted walnuts. Oh…also had to refill my ziploc bags of pre-measured oats and raisins, too.
I have had some cereal earlier this week (bad, I know), but I realized why this morning when I checked the BC pill pack–I am smack dab in the middle of PMS week again! I should have known. It’s the only time I really can’t say no to cereal. It also explains the water retention and slow scale movement.
I had to go in for an early dental inspection of my crumbling lower right rear crown today, so no morning workout for me. (I’ll be giving up on the porcelain over metal crown and just getting the full gold type next Tuesday. I’ve gone in for issues with this same crown at least 4 times in the past 2 years. I don’t trust it to stay in place or even in one piece for more than 1 year at a time, so the dentist and I agreed–Screw it…give me a cap of glistening gold bling!)
I flipped my menu around again today to support the evening workout. Hopefully the fruit and quinoa servings in my early meals will keep me from bonking out too badly during the work day since my big carb meals won’t be eaten until after 7:30 pm.
I really want to get back to my morning workout scheme. This evening stuff is killing me, especially since my boxed copy of Xara Xtreme Pro graphics software just arrived complete with tutorial CD and manuals, and I want nothing more than to lock myself into a room with my computer and graphics tablet and learn this new vector picture-making tool inside and out.
I must be a complete graphics dork because blurbs like that just make me want to hug the software box and squeal happily. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d probably take the rest of the year off just to master all the graphics tools on my computer and come up with a full line of amusing fitness-themed t-shirt designs for fun.
And let’s not forget the recent arrival of five pounds of Dymatize Elite Butter Cream Toffee whey protein powder on my doorstep. I have visions of rolling up a butter cream toffee/gourmet vanilla swirled protein bar embedded with toasted pecans…If only I had my evenings back!
– TT Phase 4 Workout A
– TT Phase 3 Core A & B
– OARS 4 & 5
1) 4 egg white/2 whole egg omelette with spinach and 1/4 blueberry bagel
2) Pineapple soy protein smoothie
3) WW Kung Pao chicken with broccoli, 1/2 c. cooked quinoa
4) 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 c. grapes, 3/4 oz. walnuts
5) 1 c. light soy milk, 1/2 scoop whey, 1/2 oz. walnuts
PWO) 1 scoop whey, 1/2 scoop dextrose, 1 serving BCAA
6) 3 egg whites, 40 g raisins, 40 g oats, 1/2 c. spinach
Supps: 1 multivitamin, 1 calcium 600+D, 6 fish oil caps, 1 serving l-glutamine, 2 servings BCAA