Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 22 - Feeling Like A Million Bucks

Today (well yesterday) I felt like a million bucks. I started to notice a pattern when drinking coffee. The stuff would make me ragey and irritable. Everything seemed to piss me off. So cutting out coffee for 1 day and drinking tea for my caffeine made a world of difference. I had a ton of energy and felt like I could take on the world. I was also in a good mood which is different than the passed couple of days. The thing with this diet (and any sort of diet or lifestyle change) is that you have to find out what's right for you. My friend can drink 4 cups of coffee, and lay down at night to sleep perfectly fine, and not be ragey or jittery. I can drink two and feel like I have been cracked out on cocaine for a month. So for my caffeine intake I did a green tea in the morning, green tea extract after breakfast and then a black tea before workout. This seemed to work.

For my workout I went to the gym and did chest. I know, I skipped legs, but the end of the challenge is the middle of this week and after that's finish, I am going to try a different style of workout by putting legs in between my arm days as I am going to step it up a bit.

As I mentioned in the paragraph above this one, I went to the gym. I didn't make it until 5pm and it reminded my why I had quit going at that time. There is just too many damn people at the gym at this time. I could not get on anything I wanted, so my workout is completely different. Maybe this is a good thing, but I hate the gym at 5pm. Some of it is my inferiority complex to see all of these big ass dude throwing up weight like I used to, and some of it, is having to wait in line to do bench press. Stupid.

Anywho, here is what my workout looked like:

Incline dumbbells 3 sets of 10 with 70 lbs each arm
Pec Flies machine: 150 x 10, 190 x 6, 190 x5
Bench Press 135 x 8 135 x 8
Skull Crushers 10 x 70, 8 x 70, 6 x 70
tricep pushups 2 sets of 8

One thing I've noticed is my stamina isn't on par with my brain. In my mind I should be doing way more than this, but a lot of these sets were to failure. I think I need to up my carbs a bit to be more consistent in the 75-100 range, and also just effing eat more. I have been under 2000 calories for several days.

Yesterday's food was much better. I was able to get some more calories in by adding a little bit of cheese and avocado. I also felt that I had went overboard on carbs because of the sweet potato but didn't even make it close.

Today is day 23 and tomorrow is the finale. Should be interesting to see where he and I are at. 

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