I have been toying with the Paleo Diet. I like the basic tenets of the program. I don't know that I wish to eat my carbohydrates in fruit. However, I do try to treat a couple of meals per day like that.
Also, my wife and I don't eat out a whole lot but do occasionally on Sundays. I was shocked at how high the prices have jumped. They are moderately close to what a sit-down restaurant would charge. I could not believe it.
I often read about the need for 1.5-2.0 grams of protein needed per pound of bodyweight in order to gain muscle. I wonder if this is a 1-size fits all idea.
Most days, I don't drink a protein shake after the gym and I definitely don't eat 350-400 calories of protein per day. I wonder if this *really* makes a difference?
Also, I read musclemag regularly. They have a 'follow this diet' in nearly every article. Their maintenance diets for bodybuilders are over 3000 calories. Do other people need to eat this much to maintain? As I stated above, I often don't do protein shakes after the gym and usually get in 2500 cal every day. I am definitely not huge but have no problem keeping size. Is this also a 1-size fits all diet? Is this geared more for 25 year olds?
I have a good enough metabolism that lets me eat just about anything I want. I can't imagine those maintenance diets in the magazines should be the same for someone that is my age as opposed to a 25 yr old.
Just thinking loud.
I have started making some changes in what I am eating and drinking. Ready to see the results of my changes!
I've been reading the Paleo Diet book for funsies. It has some good ideas but not sure it's anything new.
I can't say that I would want to total do away with rice/grains/legumes/etc but for now, I am working on going carb free for dinner every day if possible.
Time: 21 minutes
Distance 1.62 miles (run/walk)
Time: 18 minutes
Distance: 1.45 miles
Started out a little too quick and got winded easily. I definitely enjoyed it, though.
Time: 18 minutes
Distance: 1.44 miles (run/walk)
This is the 2nd time I have started the program. I completed about half of it prior to The Warrior Dash in August. I love it as it starts you out nice and slow. When I began, I hadn't run in a very long time. For those who are out of shape or not much of a runner, that is a great program.
I am not much of a runner but I am trying. The feeling after a run is wonderful. I would very much like to run a 5k during my lifetime but also have some trouble wrapping my head around the idea of running for 20-25-30 minutes straight.
I am looking at W2/D2 tomorrow. I am going to chronicle every run so I can see my improvement (or lack thereof). I can't wait to get out and do it again!
I was walking my son to daycare today and observed the general public. While I am not where I'd like to be physically at 38, I am thankful that I still have the desire to get my ass out of bed at 5:15 and get to the gym 4 or 5 days per week.
I am not patting myself on the back by any means. I just think for those who choose to spend your time away from family/work/other leisure activties to be healthier should be proud of yourself. Even 1 day a week.....!
I had planned to do some rest pause training. I still plan to as soon as I can. However, I saw some recent photos that indicated I need to focus on my chest a little more and catch up to my shoulders.
I have never really been able to blast my chest the way I would like because I train along. I will need to utilize the squat rack and smith machine.
2 days per week for a month or so....
I was getting so bored with my workouts. I just started a rest pause workout and I love it. I have always been someone who doesn't take a lot of time in between sets so it is perfect.
Today was my first day. I think I underestimated the weights though. I wasn't dead after the workout which is what I read. Not worried though, since today was the first day.
I will adjust and go from there. Cannot wait!
I have my first Warrior Dash coming up in August this year. I haven't run a mile since I was 17 (21 years ago).
I took up the Couch to 5k running program. Initially, it is a great program because it starts off nice and slow for non-runners. I had to ditch it toward the end because the intervals from one run to the next became too great. For example, one run wen from 10 minutes straight to 15 minutes.
I am still at it but am trying to do my own thing and increase my distance little by little. I am currently at 1.5 miles and at about a 9:30 minute mile. I have only 1 month left so I need to kick it into high gear. My wife is quite the runner so I am hoping she can be my drill seargent.
I don't *love* running but it is becoming more enjoyable.
I am not against change by any means. But, did BodySpace change for the sake of change? I understand the BodySpace part of this site had been pretty much the same for some time.
First, there was the general change to BS. To me, it made it more difficult to be more interactive and it is harder to navigate.
Now, they change the workout tracker. At this point, (its coming soon) you can't even add custom exercises to your workout tracker. I usually have one each workout. Since that is the case, there is no point in utilizing the tracker until it is completed as I would be leaving out an exercise nearly every or every other workout.
I usually save all of my MuscleMag and Flex magazines. I was going through some old ones from 2009 and found a meal and workout plan that I am going to be following for 8 weeks.
Weeks 1-2 is a maintenance diet followed by a little more cutting in weeks 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8.
What I found interesting is that they calculated a basic maintenance diet at body weight x 20. At 225 pounds, I am supposed to be consuming 4500 cal per day. Obviously, this is a cookie cutter approach. I am 37 and don't have metabolism of younger guys but I don't get anywhere close to that number. I have kept track and found that I can do 2500-3000 on a good day (when I am eating clean).
So, I am going to try to push it a little but not stuff myself. I can't imagine eating that much!
I am still looking for a new workout routine. My old one has gotten stale. I did some pyramid lifting today. I either need to increase the sets, reps and/or weight. It wasn't bad but wasn't great either. I am getting a little tired of mailing in my workouts.
Booked our trip to Myrtle for July. I hope this lights a fire under my rear-end to get my diet in order.