Polsen - Interesting factoid about cashew butter. Definitely good to keep in mind - I’ll probably be mostly having peanut butter, and use the cashew butter as a once-a-week treat or something to mix things up.
VTBalla - ART is great. Insurance covers some of it - I think it ends up being about $25 that I have to pay per session. It’s super-beneficial for flexibility/mobility stuff - my psoas is really tight and ART has helped a ton with making it more flexible. I only wish the sessions were a bit longer - if you could combine ART with a deep tissue massage, I think I’d be in heaven.
Okay so I didn’t really cover yesterday yet, so I’ll do that first:
Day 6 - April 2, 2010
Yesterday was deadlift day! I absolutely adore deadlifts. I just recently switched (like 3 weeks ago) to pulling sumo instead of conventional so my numbers are still a bit low for those to make sure I’ve got the form down. Aside from that, the workout left me wiped, but in a good way.
Sumo Deadlift - 135lb (gonna try and bump this up next week)
8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6
Decline DB Bench - 35lb dbs
9, 7, 7, 4, 5, 5, 3
Neutral Grip Pullup
No assist: 7, 5, 3
Pulldown @ 85lb: 7, 5, 5, 5, 3
[Goal for these is to do ALL of them as pullups and no pulldowns]
9, 9, 9, 8, 5
Hand walkouts aren’t so much hard as exhausting! Anyway, after I showered and worked, I got a massage! It was sooo nice to have my sore muscles taken care of. Then later in the evening, I went to see How To Train Your Dragon with some friends. It was a cute movie, nothing bad to say about it.
So, I really hate sounding like a whiner because keeping a positive outlook on this diet usually makes it much easier to deal with but damn, for some reason I haven’t been able to kick this post-shake nausea that’s been plaguing me for the last week.
It’s not going to derail me, but things would be much easier if every meal wasn’t a battle with my stomach to keep it down. Oh well, it’s not going to kill me - it just makes me that much more disparaging of the people that quit.
Day 7 - April 3, 2010
Measurement day! I have had a few tiny reductions in inches, though not much and not much scale weight lost. I’m not too concerned about it since it pretty much mimics all the other times I’ve done this diet. I’ll see bigger changes in week 3 and 4.
It’s a tiny bit frustrating since my boyfriend lost 7lb and a bunch of inches, but he’s bigger than I am so it’s sort of like comparing apples and oranges. Anyway, I’ll post some pictures up at the end of week 2.
Lower Belly 30.75 (-.25)
Upper Belly 26.5 (-.25)
R Thigh 22.25 (-.25)
L Thigh 22.25 (-.5)
R Calf 14 (no change)
L Calf 14 (no change)
Chest 34 (-.5 sad face)
Shoulders 40 (no change)
R Bicep 11.5 (no change)
L Bicep 11.5 (no change)
Neck 11.5 (-.25)
Weight 124lb (-2lb)
So, my HSM is going to be tomorrow (instead of technically during week 1 like I would have liked) so that I could have an Easter lunch with my family. We’re having a deviled egg contest - my mom, my boyfriend and I are each making a batch of deviled eggs and then having a taste test to see whose recipe is the best (since we all make them so differently).
Part of me wanted to try Chris’s avocado-deviled-egg recipe, but since I can’t taste test what I make before the meal, I’d rather go with my tried and true recipe. Anyway, making the hard boiled eggs and grilling chicken for a salad in preparation for tomorrow’s meal was a bit like torture for my senses. I cannot wait until solid food!
Nepa was hiking up a hill (that I will be using for sprints when I’m not on this diet anymore) with a friend.