Everything is going good so far. I did my second workout yesterday and am not proud of the numbers. Ever since I started graduate school I went from a gym fanatic to a someone who couldn’t even give proper directions there anymore. In retrospect I may have been too ambitious in my first workout so I was still sore for this one. I know the soreness will recede with each week. I am someone who tends to get very, very sore if they miss a week or two between workouts, but I know it will get better. Because of that I tried to take it easy while still following the workout yesterday:
Reverse Lunge: Body weight 8x8x8x8x8
Bent over row(BB): 60lb: 8x8x8x8x8
Push Press (DB): 20lb: 8x8x8x8x8
Barbell Curl: 30lb: 8x8x8x8x8
Reverse Crush: 2 sets of 10 (to failure)
I found my V-diet log from 2 years ago (http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_logs/xalors_vdiet_log) and was reading through some of the numbers and it just made me hate myself. I was in the prime of my lifting (but not eating, obviously) and just fell away from that about a year ago. I’m hoping this diet puts the drive and work ethic back into my to approach those numbers again. However, looking at my before and after pictures renewed any motivation that may have waned in the last couple days. I mean do you see that guy on the right?!?!? Who is that?!? Also being able to review my weight loss from last time (noticing how I lost little from week 1 to week 2 and from week 3 to week 4) is going to be helpful. I remember being so disappointed when I only last 2lbs after the 2nd week. This is why I took measurements and have decided to retake them at 3 set periods (after 2 weeks, after 4 weeks, and after transition weeks). That way if the scale isn’t telling me what I like, hopefully the inches will.
Surprisingly, the hunger pains are not there yet. The first shake of the day is like an ordeal and takes me my whole 45minute commute to drink. I remember the first week last time I was a train wreck.I think this comes from the fact that I was more of a power lifter 2 years ago and had the “eat anything and everything” mentality. Now I have just become lazy and complacent and barely eat during the day and gorge myself at night. It’s a habit I had a very long time ago that I need to break (hence V-diet round 2).
To be fun I decided to write down a “Realization of the Day”. This is something that I notice now that I am on the V-diet that I was previously ignorant of or just didn’t think about.
Today’s: Has anyone else started to notice that there are WAY too many food commercials on TV! Watching TV is more a test of my willpower and commitment than walking past a restaurant.