Weather: 84, cloudy, rain and humid
I went to bed the night before at around midnight and at 8:30am I really struggled to wake up. My body
wasn’t as sore in the morning as it was later on in the evening, but I felt like I had one of the best night
sleeps in a while. Every time I attempted to pry my eyes open a bit, it would deny me the pleasure of
doing so. But eventually, those shutters couldn’t hold me down for long and when I got out of bed, it
felt like I had a burst of energy out of nowhere. I walked to work, as usual, and I’m not sure if it was the
humidity or what, but I was drenched in sweat. It seems to be the norm when I begin to workout, my
body automatically becomes warmer and perspires more often than when I’m being a lazy slob — this is
something I’m looking forward to monitor throughout my journey.
Today my appetite was a definite improvement than Day 1. I ate all my meals and wasn’t really hungry.
The focus was having my meals within every 3 hours and, of course, drinking plenty of water.
Today’s meals consisted of:
1. Breakfast: 2 eggs and 1 cup of egg whites w/oatmeal
2. Snack 1: 4oz ground beef w/ sautéed broccoli and zucchini
3. Lunch: 6oz ground beef with broccoli and 1 cup of brown rice
4. Pre-workout: 6oz whiting fish boiled w/mustard leaves and ½ cup quinoa
5. Snack 2: 2 rice cakes with PB2
6. Dinner: 4oz whole perch grilled with greens and Bulgarian feta
Total Target Macros: Protein 174g; Carbs 138g; Fat 70g; Calories 1857
I didn’t perform intermittent fasting today, but I felt really good. I met my targets and my calorie target
to a T. It couldn’t have gone any better, really.
Meal 4 was my pre-workout meal and it satisfied my hunger pretty well, where I didn’t feel like I was
starving. I went to the gym and again, I really need to do better with the HIIT cardio.
Chest and Triceps were on the agenda and they consisted of:
- 4 sets of dumbbell chest press
- 4 sets of incline dumbbell press
- 4 sets of incline fly
- 4 sets of overhead triceps extension
- 3 sets of dips
- 3 sets of straight-arm triceps pull-down
Between sets, I ran in place and increased the productivity a bit more than yesterday’s attempt. At the
end of my workout I ran up 5 flights of stairs to my apartment. I realized I was really, really out of shape.
My focus is to increase my cardio and endurhance, but first, I have to incorporate cardio and
endurhance workouts! Gradually, I’m trying to improve there, and I will. Maybe if the weather is better,
I can work on my HIIT Cardio with battle ropes. I mean, they are sitting in my trunk, so might as well put
some good use to it – if I don’t hang myself with it first. �� Well, on to Day 3 where I’m hoping to have a
better one than today.