I’m happy to announce that I got myself up this morning and did my scheduled NROLFW 1B workout AND followed up with 30 minutes of steady-state on the recumbent bike even though DH opted to sleep in today instead of coming with me, the lazy $#$@#.
(Actually, he only plans to hit the gym every other day, so I cut him some slack today. However, if he tries to bail out of tomorrow morning, I will have to bring out the Wifely Sneer.)
I was worried about the deadlifts in the workout, but it turned out that not running yesterday or this morning as a warm up left me in pretty good shape to perform the exercise. I still stayed VERY light at only 65 lbs for 15 reps, but I should be able to increase the weight to something more like my old numbers soon.
I also downloaded the Abs Diet Personal Trainer audio workout guide from Audible.com yesterday for DH to use at the gym. He’s not very motivated by the barebones Turbulence Training manuals with their basic workout log sheets, but he should have an easier time just following along with the guided strength workouts in the download and the guided cardio workouts from Cardio Coach. It’s a quick and easy way to get right into a routine without wasting time wandering around the gym wondering what to do next. The Abs Diet audio includes 12 workouts designed to be performed on M/W/F/Sa and divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
On the nutrition front, I tried two new cleanish dishes that I sort of made up on my own–Creole sesame-crusted tilapia for dinner last night (fabulous!) and a breakfast crepe roll up this morning made with two eggs, 1/2 c. ground and quick oats, 1/4 c. light soy milk, a splash of water, and some roast beef and wilted spinach as filler (very filling). I love oats, but I was getting sick of my morning oats and raisins with egg whites, so this crepe thingie is a nice alternative now that I have more calories to play with.
This weekend I will attempt to come up with a more formalized 1700-2000 calorie bulk-prepare-and-freeze menu using only dishes I love.