ok, fell behind logging this stuff again! Did something crazy - ran 4 miles Tuesday evening! Really I just wanted to see how it would feel. I’m not a huge fan of running but I’ve been trying to increase my distance a bit while getting ready for tough mudder. I really thought I wouldn’t be able to run half a mile while on this diet, that my energy levels would be so low it would be too hard. Well, I was wrong. I was able to run all but about 2 tenths of a mile! I was really surprised at how good I felt.
That is, until I tried to workout on Wednesday! Ha! I definitely had a drop in energy levels and my didn’t feel nearly as strong as I usually do during these workouts. It was a killer. I was still able to raise some of the weights, but it was hard. Couldn’t manage the 35s for push press, had to go back down to 30s, maybe next time. Elbow is feeling better, still hurt doing the bb curls but not as bad as before.
reverse lunge 40s: 7,7,7,7,7,5
bent over rows 85: 7,7,7,6,6,5,2
push press 35s: 6 30s: 8,8,8,8,2
bb curls 40: 8,8,8,8,8
reverse crunch w/medicine ball 10,10,10,10
Felt a lot lighter today and some of my clothes are fitting better. My friend says I look noticeably smaller, and leaner! Yeah! Hope it shows in the measurements this week. Did the Friday workout today - no running - it felt great in the beginning, but those shorter rest periods catch up to you! Still my favorite workout.
deadlift 135: 8,8,7,5,6,6
dips (unassisted) 8,8,7,7,6,4
lat pulldown 90: 8,7,6,6,5,5,3
hand walkouts 13,12,10,5
Took all week for my abs to stop being sore from that evil little ab wheel! And we get to do it one more time next week, woohoo!
Feels good to have made it to day 19 without cheating or quitting! I never thought I would make it, partly because I didn’t really think this diet would work. But it does. The workouts feel good, and I’m not so terribly out of energy and well, I think I’m getting used to the taste of the Surge stuff. Don’t think I will ever like the taste of the super food though