Day 7 ended the week with a lot of much-needed rest. The 3 hours of moving i described in my previous post turned into a 6 hour heavy lifting escapade of moving big pieces of furniture from my childhood home to a storage unit. (glad i’m not a professional mover as our company would have lost our shirts on that one…not just because of the sweat).
Road trip back to my apt 4 hrs away from my parents’ house was a challenge but I was able to successfully thwart any cravings for food. Woke up at 5:15 am…hit the road by 5:35 am and needed to return the car by 9:40 am…all a success:
- 2 liters of water before bfast
- bfast shake sipped over the course of an hour (from 6:45 - 7:45am)
- Large Green Tea
- sugar free gum
- 2 more liters of water
4 hours on the road + the liquids above = 5 piss stops. Almost didn’t make it for the last bathroom stop as a road was shut down by my apartment and the merge onto the alternate route was a cluster-f**k.
For the rest of the day I skipped my NEPA b/c the move alone was the equivalent of 2 lifting workouts + I registered over 12,000 steps on my pedometer that we use for work so I earned the right to melt into my couch for hours on end…even napping intermittently before I finally went to sleep. Had to time my shakes correctly and to do so, I just made sure to chug so much water that I didn’t even want the shakes…but when it was time for them, it was heaven.
Started the second week (day 8) with a dose of brain candy and a great workout - I was able to increase the weight on all my exercises today. I still have bad form with my front squat (before this I had never squatted), but I used the smith rack for guidance. Might invest in some wrist guards/wraps/pads for next week. Capped off the weights with a 30 minute uphill walk on the treadmill and the best shower ever (TMI?).
Prepping for another travel weekend - going to Arizona for my sister’s MBA graduation (go sis!). I bought some ziploc screw on top plastic containers and have already packed my supplements (I actually need a full container of my Metabolic Drive - 26 scoops) so I am just bringing one of my unopened containers and I have allowed for 2 extra servings in case of plane delays.
My sister got me a guest pass to the YMCA near her apartment for Friday’s workout and she has accepted that I can only eat one HSM over the course of the weekend (which sucks because I’m going to a Gala and will be missing out on alcohol as well as the best Tex-Mex ever but this will just be another test of my willpower).
Already looking forward to day 9…after measuring and weighing since my initial measurements, I lost an inch around my neck and shoulders, about a half inch on my chest, waist is the same but I’m confident that’ll change throughout. Weight-wise, I’m down 6 lbs but according to the scale today, I am down 9…I’ll take the 6 for week one and “sandbag” it for next week’s measurements #devious.