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2 weeks off from the gym and I am carrying a bit more around my middle than I like. Nothing that a one week blitz won't fix (ie. i can see and feel it, but I doubt most other people have even noticed). I have to knuckle down hard and am going to try and do 3 days lower carbs/cals (around 1800 calories) and 1 day higher carbs/cals (around 2100 calories). It's not all that glamorous though - for dinner tonight I had 150g of shredded cabbage, 170g of kangaroo and 100g of chicken breast. I bulk out my lunches with shredded carrot and zucchini. I'm never hungry because I eat all the time, but sometimes the vegetable excitement is a little too much for me.

NO BOOZE either unless it's a) my birthday b) a work dinner or c) our team wins the basketball grand final. I've got a work dinner on 06AUG and it's my birthday next week too - my sis and I are going to celebrate it on the Saturday and I intend on drinking at least half a bottle of champagne.

Things I am going to commit to (even though I am breaking one of them right now):

1. SLEEPING MORE. I am chronically sleep deprived. I know exactly why this is - I work late, I go to the gym and by the time I get home it's usually 8:30pm or 9:00pm. So I eat some food, wash up, prep my food for the next day, relax for like OH, 5 minutes and it's 12:15am. Then I wake up 6 hours later. This is not good for my health, sanity or training.

2. MIX UP MY CARDIO. I am loving basketball and cardio coach still. But I want to keep things fresh before I get bored...I'm even thinking about learning to play touch footy even though I've never played pointy ball sports in my life. Apparently there's a casual Wednesday muck around that goes down in the city and my boss (who plays) reckons it'd be the top place for me to learn. I always get so apprehensive learning new sports, but then when you do, it can take over your life, heart and dreams!!! (Exhibit A: HOOPS).

3. COMMIT TO LEGS WORKOUT. I HATE doing legs. Seriously. Omg, cue [livejournal.com profile] spookylolly's voice right the fuck now 'If you want guns you need to thrash your legs so you get the human growth hormone'. I KNOW I KNOW. And I do my legs workout but I don't like it and it's boring. I'd take upper body ANY other day of the week. Ha, and in fact I do.

4. TAKE MY DAMN CALCIUM CASEINATE SHAKE EVERY NIGHT. I fucken hate this shit, I really do. It's so hard to manage and despite the website claiming that it can be made in a shaker it is an OUT AND OUT LIE. I tried it tonight and it made lumps of congealed protein everywhere. Then I tried to transfer it to our blender...except the base wasn't screwed in and it leaked all over the bench. Then I used my sister's new stick blender which worked a treat. Except I forgot to put my raw cacao powder in. And now I'm having a lumpy shake anyway. And had to wash three different appliances. Shame this stuff is so good for you. Shame it is so gluggy and such a pain in the ass to prepare which is why I always wuss out on making it!!!

5. TAKE ALL MY SUPPLEMENTS REGULARLY. I need to start taking y fish oil capsules religiously. I need to make sure I do things consistently. I need a good multi-vitamin which isn't Ultivite Swiss. You heard me google ads, which ISN'T Ultivite Swiss. Put that in your ad generator.

6. GET TO 50 PUSH UPS. I'm not doing too bad on this one, I can punch out 20ish on a good day. But I just gotta commit to doing them often.

More as I think of them...think I will order my kettlebell to arrive for Monday!! They're so expensive though...Oh well, with my trainer gone, I have a little bit more $$$ to spare.

Back to finishing my shake and then committing to sleeping...

...

Almost 2 weeks and my man is home!! I can't believe I haven't seen him for 2.5 months :( Then, we will soon be chilling in Bali together, drinking booze and having a hardcore relax. Can't wait.

on 2009-07-29 11:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cheekyvixen.livejournal.com
Am on a gym and running blitz at the moment as well. unfrotunately, birthday last week (eep!) and moving this week has meant i've barely had a chance to do anything exercise related the past fortnight but hopefully this week i'll be back on the wagon! :-)

on 2009-07-29 11:38 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cheekyvixen.livejournal.com
Also i'm hoping to find a cookbook with lots of healthy nutritious recipes in it ie. ones that use low fat cuts of meat, whole grains and fruit and vegies. Any thoughts?

on 2009-07-30 02:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] nadz0r.livejournal.com
congrats on committing to the half marathon - i'm not built for distance and my body would literally blow up if i tried to do it. i run 94 feet or bust!!!!!

as for a cookbook...i don't tend to use one because i'm being really strict atm. there's a LOT of shredded veg and I just tend to do X g of brown rice + X g of chicken breast + a shredded vegetable of sorts. it's pretty unexciting!!!

but check out this site:
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

on 2009-07-30 10:47 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cheekyvixen.livejournal.com
pfft i doubt it, if you're regularly running 1 hr on the treadmill it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to push it out to about 2 hours (which would be a good half marathon time for your first go).

I don't think I could eat so boring :-( I'd probably kill myself first. i do like brown rice and chicken breast, just not all the time! EEEK!

on 2009-07-30 10:15 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] spookylolly.livejournal.com
I have had the most full on day at uni today and it is only going to get worse. I don't know how I'm going to keep sane over the next three months. I have piles of work to do and I'm just shitting myself.

Currently sitting down to a big arse cabbage salad, then I'm going to hit the gym. I want to flog myself to shake off the bad mood I'm in (got a dud group that will massively affect my work for my most important subject this semester. I am LIVID about this. I can already tell I'll be doing 90% of the work because these other fuckers are slack! -_-).

I'm sure my medication level isn't right yet. Will know mid August and hopefully have things tweaked again then. Taking it religiously, because really, why eff up my progress.

Scared I wont have as much time to get to the gym as I'd like. Seven minute work outs might have to do it for me more often than I'd prefer, but something beats nothing.

I'm going to stick to 1700 cals like glue. If I pull through this semester at the same weight, I'll consider that an achievement. If I manage to LOSE anything, I will be over the flipping moon.

He's been gone two and half months already? God. Time flies.

on 2009-07-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] nadz0r.livejournal.com
sorry to hear that you are super busy - i guess end of the day you just have to make time. it's hard when i get busy at work, but i try to drag myself there nonetheless.

the calorie number really...puzzles me? that's not quite right - it's just so confusing. i was told my bmr of 1680 x activity factor of 1.5 = 2500 cal per day to maintain. 2500!!! that's so much!! and i can have 2000 to still lose!? who knows? i feel a bit chunky atm cause i had a blow out over the last few weeks, so am trying a 1800/1800/1800/2100 4 day pattern, repeated twice, before maybe going back to 2000. will see. when i'm in bali, I want to commit to exercising but not counting calories. IT'S HOLIDAYS!!

good luck with your studies - you can do it :)

x

on 2009-08-16 12:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] puckerita.livejournal.com
Hey, did you end up finding a good multivitamin? What's the deal with Swiss Ultivits anyways? Centrum seemed useless to me. Let me know if you find something!!

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