I was awake at 5 o'clock this morning, but I did not get up immediately. LOL! I felt like someone had beat me up! That leg workout and the trip out exhausted me on yesterday. Furthermore, last night still was not quite ideal for sleeping. I must admit, however, that I slept better last night than I did on the night before. So once I got going this morning, everything went just fine---well except for the soreness!
I worked my abs today. I worked them pretty thoroughly. During the course of the workout, I also made sure that I was well-stretched. For some reason, I had a funny little tweak in my back and it finally subsided during after my stretching and 1-mile walk. I knew today would not be a blazing day on the running course. The first being that my legs were sore and also had that "floaty" kind of feeling. In addition to that the course was still a muddy mess from all of last night's rains. So I did pretty much as I said I would on yesterday---I got it done. I managed a 22:03 (7:21 mile pace) which, considering the circumstances, I will take.
I can tell that my diet is back on pace because I have been in that "I am almost hungry" state for the entire day. Hopefully, the diligence will begin to show results over the next few weeks. I still, however, need to pace myself. 12 weeks is a long time. I have to figure out now what I want to eat for my dinner tonight. I just finished a big bowl of oatmeal with walnuts, skim milk, a small pat of butter, raisins, a teaspoon of strawberry preserves, but could eat again right now! LOL!
I was trying to strategize about this weekend, since it is the Super Bowl and I am planning on watching the game and EAT a bit of what we cook. My best bet is to do an Intermittent fast from Friday to Saturday for 24 hours and then enjoy what I want, which won't be THAT much anyway on Sunday. Hopefully, I can watch the Ravens beat San Francisco. Since the Steelers aren't there, I have to root for the Ravens.
Not much more to report. I am excited about the success I had this week with my new workouts and modifications to old ones. More to come next week---static curls, more pull-ups to failure, a totally new ab workout (I will post the video, I promise), and the reinstatement of the 300 Workout. I also am happy that I reinstated the extra push-ups. I hit 4 sets of 50 today. Three of those sets were already in the workout. The fourth set was the first of the extra 100 for today. I have one more set to get in. Hopefully, the wittle bitty chest will regain its old size. Tomorrow is Tabata and Plyometrics day with stretching and 1-mile walk!
Everyone, enjoy your Thursday afternoon. I am going to use the remainder of the day to rest and recover since I KNOW I will be in the grocery store on tomorrow buying some things for Sunday.
Here is what I did today:
TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE DAY 5:
- Stretching Regimen
- 3 x 40 Reverse Crunches
- 3 x 40 Bicycle Crunches
- 3 x 40 Frog Sit-ups
- 3 x 40 Trunk Twisters with dumbbell
- 3 x 40 Side Bends with dumbbell
- 3 x 50 Push-ups
- 1-Mile Walk
- 3-Mile Run (22:03)
Diet Grade (Past 24 Hours):
- To build more muscle in my chest.
- To build more muscle in my legs (quads).
- To build more muscle in my back.
- To continue strengthen my core in preparation for resumption of planche push-up
training in 2013.
- To obtain a 5-6% body fat percentage while adding approximately 2-5 pounds of
muscle during the next 12 weeks.
- To work on consistently running at or below a 6:15 mile pace on all of my runs.
- To continue to strengthen my arm and shoulders and prevent a recurrence of
- To continue integrate my full body stretching regimen into my daily workouts
- A=100-95% Clean
- B=94-90% Clean
- C=89-85% Clean
- D=84-80% Clean
- F=79% and below Clean
- Diet back on Track
- Extra sets of push-ups started-50 more tonight