Journal Entry 133

Morning Weight – 186lbs

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I must admit my reverse diet has been all over the place this week. Work was very busy and there were times I couldn’t eat much at all during the day. So I didn’t eat a huge dinner to compensate, but rather just ate based on what I felt like eating and hunger. Some days had my goal of 2600 calories others were around 1800. I also moved to the new place this week and I’m excited to move, but as for nutrition, chaotic describes it best. So I plan to get back on track this week, since things will get more consistent.

Workout:

  • Sunday – Pull
  • Monday – Off
  • Tuesday – Push
  • Wednesday – Legs
  • Thursday – Off
  • Friday – Pull / Move out
  • Saturday – Off / Move in

Good ole’ 4 day split this week. The move provided plenty of calorie burning and lifting and after all that lifting I really didnt feel like going to the gym. This week I’m going to join the local YMCA which is about 2 minutes away from my house. Don’t mind if I do. The best part about this move is that everything is a much closer drive than it was in my old house. Powhatan is the middle of the country and while I did enjoy living there in the past, I really need to live closer to stores and work. It became a huge inconvenience to travel that far away.

For lifting I have been utilizing that pyramid set – plateau buster to a lot of success. I pushed up 6 reps of 205lbs on the bench press with relative ease. I could have gone more, but didnt want to risk it since I was lifting alone in my gym at work. Each week every time I use the pyramid my weight lifted goes up and up, so I plan to ride this out until is stops working for me. It also worked for Squats and I was able to do 235 x 8 reps, which is a personal best.

Nutrition

BBQ chicken Red meat with taco seasoning Sweet Potato Crackers
BBQ chicken
Red meat with taco seasoning
Sweet Potato Crackers
Red Meat (lean) Peppers Asparagus Sweet Potato
Red Meat (lean)
Peppers
Asparagus
Sweet Potato
Chicken  Broccoli Whole egg Sweet Potato Crackers
Chicken
Broccoli
Whole egg
Sweet Potato Crackers
Red Meat  Sweet Potato White Rice Sweet Potato Crackers
Red Meat
Sweet Potato
White Rice
Sweet Potato Crackers
Protein Pudding with berries and banana Cracked bowl
Protein Pudding with berries and banana
Cracked bowl

Not on point this week, but rather greatly inconsistent. On the days I was moving, I probably burned close to 4000 calories with the constant moving and lifting that consumed the entire day. On normal days, I was still right around 3000, so I really want to get my calories up to where they need to be.

One plan I saw on muscle and strength, looked very enticing to keep things interesting. It was a 12 week plan and the first two weeks were 3000 calories to build muscle, 2650 calories the second  2 weeks to start cutting fat and still build muscle and the final two weeks at 2200 calories to accelerate fat burning. Once you’ve been eating that much, substantial amounts of fat should be lost on that calorie intake. After that you repeat the plan once more to total 6 weeks. I was thinking about doing something similar, but not sure yet. It does seem like a good way to always keep things interesting. I’m still going to do the same split I have been doing though, because I like it too much to do what the author of the workout recommended.

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