I’ll just sum up the rest of the week, and include my 2nd workout numbers.
The week is almost done. I can hardly wait. The shakes have started to wear on me and taste worse. Previously it was just an issue of drinking that much fluid and keeping my mind off food.
I craved vegetables like nothing else. Hoping to just have something that wouldn’t unbalance the diet too much. I also wanted steak or a burger, but either way I didn’t have anything.
Now the shakes are almost unbearable. I have to choke them down and either the milled flax seed or the Superfood is not agreeing with me. It gags me and it’s terribly hard to finish at a normal pace. I have to force myself to get it down as fast as I can handle. My throat starts to constrict as well (similar to how it does when I eat certain types of melon, which I’m allergic too).
I missed one shake the other night (the last shake before bed). I ran out of time somehow and had to choose between that and sleep. I went with sleep. The next morning wasn’t exactly the same as the others but nothing major.
HOT-ROX seems to be pretty wild if I take 2 caps each time, I might take 1 each time or 2 then 1. Not sure. Sleep has been partly an issue and so I’m more tired than I would care to be.
I forgot my HOT-ROX this morning so I just had to deal with coffee at work.
Also, Sara dropped out already. She made it to yesterday but had to eat something. She said she had a headache that kept getting worse and was almost instantly solved by eating. Probably partially mental, but she also said she was losing concentration at work and constantly irritated by the shakes (nausea and dizzyness). She wants to continue the workout part with me but I will probably just give her the info and let her do as she wants. It’s harder to stay focused on times because she isn’t used to being at the gym other than running, biking, or swimming. So I end up explaining too much detail.
Romanian Deadlift: 95 @ 16-13-12-9 (I plan to increase this a little next time)
Lat Pulldown - underhand: 80 @ 16-16-18 (definitely increasing this one. wow)
Standing shoulder press (dumbbell): 25 @ 16-14-12-8 (I’ll try one more week at this because I’d like to see better form/speed)
Side plank (each side equal): 60-60 (seconds)
I’ve got my 3rd workout tomorrow, then the challenge on Sunday.
I’ll probably have my HSM on Sunday as well since there will be more time to enjoy it.
Right now I’m questioning this entire thing but I keep re-focusing myself to just complete it. It’s just a task to complete and while it isn’t awesome, once it’s done it’s done. I’ll maintain and use this as a reminder of why I shouldn’t let myself go again.
This can’t get over fast enough at this point. I hope it gets better, or I find something to make the shakes good again.
I also would love to snack on a few vegetables here and there. I know it isn’t advisable in order to promote not cheating at all. But damn a pieve of cauliflower would rock right now. Or some spinach. I just keep ignoring those cravings, attempting to push past each day.
I’m tempted to just sleep through any free time I have, just so it goes by faster in my mind!
I’ll try to update each day rather than summary posts like this.