I’ve noticed in 12 weeks that I’ve gone from feeling great to feeling bloated, crappy, and out of energy.
I haven’t fully figured out what I’m going to do for eating, but I’m leaning towards:
- drink three glasses of water (24oz total)
- one hour later taking vitamins and eating breakfast
- eat lunch and dinner within 8 hours of breakfast
- not eat any more until the next breakfast
- drinking approx a gallon of water in a day
- < 2 cans of Coke to start, work down to none once omega3s and fish oil kick the brain back in to focus
- parallette work for about 5 mins every hour for a break – to be able to hold myself up
- 1 hour cardio in the morning – walking, biking, elliptical, jumprope, insanity, etc
- TRX at lunch
- Do a single pull-up
- Lose weight and size – but secondary to the workouts and not the primary focus
- Get to 260 pounds (from there I’ll adjust down)
- NOT develop chicken legs. I have watched a lot of videos about upper body competitions (Battle of the Bars, etc) and I see fully developed upper bodies, but really thin legs.
- My overall goal is to lose 80 to 100 pounds by October. Technically, it is possible to lose the weight. Ideally, I would like to be 160-180 by the end of the year and only doing maintenance workouts 3ish times a week. — http://elvisapocalypse.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-1-14jan13.html
- Do one pull-up
- I didn’t cut out as much Coke as I thought I could. Now that I have the brain focus from the Omega-3 and Fish Oil I can wean off Coke again.
- I adjusted my eating while working out and ran out of energy during workouts which made them painful (figuratively) to perform. At one point I was eating less than 800 calories a day… not good for the energy, but I wasn’t hungry at all.
- Find my balance of food that keeps my energy up, and helps my focus (to replace caffeine and HFCS)
- Get in full workouts (not stopping because I ran out of energy)
- Losing brain focus and reverting back to Coke
- Losing energy
- Not seeing gains
In addition, if I stop working out my weight and size fluctuates up and down for about 10 weeks, but will essentially stay the same. I weighed myself over the 12 weeks that I stopped working out and noticed that I stayed between 276 and 282 until about the last 2 weeks. At that point, my body got bigger and my weight went up to 287… right back where I was 24 weeks ago… 24 weeks (almost a half year, wow).
My rest between “seasons” is over. It’s time to kick it in again. My kids want to build a Ninja Warrior gym in the backyard and I’ve always wanted to build a half pipe to blade on. I’m leaning towards building the Ninja Warrior gym, you know for the kids. I can’t do any of the exercises that require me to pick up my body with my arms so I’ll stick with the TRX for now.