Friday, May 22, 2015

5/22/15

I'm SO much more productive on my days off!  Logged over 17,000 steps, woot!

Walked to/from the gym (about 2.5 miles total).
BB Bent over row-5x5 @ 75

Superset 5x5:
Lat Pulldown-55#
Hang Power Clean-45#

Deadlift 5x5:
135#

Superset 5x5:
Straight Leg Deadlift: 65#
BB Good Morning: 65#

Also walked the dogs around the block

11;30am:  Made these paleo chick-fil-a nuggets from Stupid Easy Paleo.  So good!


12:45pm:  Zoyo!


5pm: Turkey burger with mozzarella, berries with heavy whipped cream


7pm:  More nuggets, along with some broccoli

9pm:  Had friends over for a bonfire, had about 5 marshmallows.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

5/21/15

So I was all set to walk to the gym this morning, to and from, that would've been 3 miles.  Then I realized that I had an 11am client, so no dice.  And I saw 4 clients today, one of which was a 90 minute massage.  My legs hurt.  I'm tired.

10:30am:  Bulletproof chai with butter & heavy cream.

1pm:  Almond flour bread sandwich (ham, goat cheese & green onions, this was delicious!)


2:30: Chicken with capers, almond flax crackers and another piece of almond flour bread.  I'm addicted.


8:15pm:  Still was kind of full from lunch so I just had a big old bowl of berries with HWC.  And another piece of almond flour bread.  I froze the rest.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5/20/15

Rest day!  And apparently, plenty of fat day.  Mmmmmm

9am:  Chicken thighs, almond flour bread (seriously, obsessed with this stuff)


2:30pm:  Chicken thighs in white wine and capers, almond flax crackers, apple with sunbutter


8pm:  Turkey burger with mozzarella, more almond flour bread, broccoli and olives


8:45pm:  In hindsight, I totally didn't need to eat the WHOLE thing, but damn was it good!  Chocolate avocado mousse with berries


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5/19/15

Woke up feeling mostly better from my epic migraine last night.  They are definitely hormone related because I had the same migraine on April 18.  

And finally made it back to the gym (haha, even though I just worked out on Sunday morning).  I'm trying to do this strength program but I'm cutting out a lot of stuff from it because it's kind of dumb.

Back squat: 5x5 @ 75#

Superset 5x5 of:
Barbell Glute Bridges @ 65#
Barbell Box Step Ups @ 40#

Also went back to the gym after work and did this:

Strict Press: 5x5 @ 45#

Superset 5x5 of:
Close Grip Bench Press @ 70#
Front Plate Raises (used a 15# DB)

Then did 5 sprints on the rower, I was tanked after that.  30 seconds on/30 seconds off.  Averaged 125m each round.

9:30am:  More chicken thighs


11:30am:  Almond flax crackers and an apple with sunbutter


3pm:  Trader Joes chicken wings (meh, they were just okay).  Berries.


7:30pm:  Now this dinner was on point!  Salmon and spinach salad with berries and goat cheese.


8:30pm:  Avocado pudding with berries


5/18/15....and so it begins. Again.

Well, time to get back on the horse.  Even my fat shorts were tight on me this weekend :(


8am:  Mug of bone broth

10:30am: Chicken thighs and salad, duh.


1pm: Ham & goat cheese on oopsie bread, mixed berries


2:30pm:  Apple with sunbutter, chicken thighs in white wine and caper sauce


Work snack: Bulletproof chai

Went in to work around 4:30 with a dull headache, and then by the time I had my drink date at 7:45pm it was a full blown migraine.  Got home a little before 9, sick to my stomach, choked down a bowl of Rice Chex because I had nothing in my stomach, and ended up taking THREE Percocet before I finally had a restless nights sleep.

Movement: 1.85 mile dog walk, 20 minutes of yoga

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The plus side of keeping notes and taking photos

If you take a look at my hard drive you will see YEARS of progress photos.  I used to do them monthly, or before/after a 'challenge' or I committed to some kind of workout program.  And if you did a side by side, you'd see that things pretty much stayed the same over the years, give or take some pounds/inches.

However, looking at pictures from January 2013, that's when I was in my peak.  Physical performance and body composition.  I had been on the paleo wagon for about 2 years, things were going good.  And I look back at the pictures from them, and at the time I thought I still had weight to lose (well, I did) but compared to where I am now, I would LOVE to get back to that!  Looking at what I was eating, it was a high fat, moderate protein, lower carb lifestyle (so, basic primal principles).  Why can't I just go back to that and commit?  Instead, I constantly fuck up, have some treats here and there and then it spirals sometimes, and I get a case of the fuck-its and eat whatever.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

I used to be able to lock it down like nobody's business.  21 day sugar detox-piece of cake!  30 day paleo challenge?  Why not 45 or 60 days!  I had an iron will, and I felt amazing.  So, what happened?  Why can't I even stick to a week before screwing off?

I don't know, but I need to change.  I'm unhappy with how I look, I'm eating foods that don't agree with me and make me feel lousy, and I need to just stop.  I'm not talking about any strict, hardcore, lockdown stuff, but why not just go for 90% compliance?  Allow for some indulgences on occasion, but within moderation?  Isn't that what life is about?  Enjoying things?


5/16/15 (or where it all fell apart)

Well, it's one of two things: the calm before the storm that will be embarking on a 'strict challenge' or I'm just never going to get my shit together.  But, more on that later.

8am:  Bulletproof chai (chai tea with almond milk and butter, blended up)

10:30am:  Chicken with artichokes, bluebs.


2:30pm:  Sevan and I had plans to walk to Zoyo....alas, that did not happen.  We drove our lazy asses there.

6pm:  And then, because I just ended up with a case of the fuck-its (like it always happens) had a pizza binge.  And then a cherry fritter binge.  And then some caramels.  FML....