Ever woke up one morning and feel like your life was about to change?
So the shift has been gradual for the last few weeks. As any of you who were regs in the last journal know, I've really been struggling mentally with getting in my work and staying clean. I feel like things have started coming around the last few days, work has eased up a bit, and I'm not feeling like I'm magnetically drawn to junk food each night.
I decided yesterday that I was ready to get back to work. I am starting over on my bench power lifting plan, which will last for 8 weeks with lower body and arm/back HIT days as well. I started over today, which means lifting on Tuesday and Thursday as well.
I have a lot of travel coming up for work, which I think make keeping on scheduel easier, believe it or not, because I have little else to do. I am headed to Seattle this weekend (for fun!) and wanted to get in 3 lifting days before I go. Then I should be on MWF lifting days.
If there was any questions as to if I was ready, I was greeted with a test right away. They are paving the parking lot for the gym today. I could see there were cars in the lot, but no idea how they got there. I could have left and headed home, but instead spent 15 minutes searching for the back entrance. I found it, and got in my work...
Warm up bench - 45x10, 95x6, 135x3
bench - 185x6, x6, x6
CG bench - 135x8
WG bench - 135x8
incline db - 45x8, x8, x8
dips - -105x7, -120x8, x8
pec deck - 100x10, x10
tri pressdown - 80x6(drop)60x4, 60x8 (drop) 40x4
Total time was 40 minutes, but that includes a full 4 min RI on all bench work.
Feel pretty good right now, headed for the shower directly. The food thing has also worked itself out. I've found a new favorite snack (FF plain yogurt mixed with a spoon or two of SF jam.) I've also decided to change a couple of things that may or may not have been a factor in my earlier struggles. I'm going back to the Instone shakes in the morning, and Coke Zero is out. (I love the stuff, but can't be sure it wasn't part of the problem.)
I made Lion's Head soup last night. If you haven't tried it, I highly reccommend it. It's just meatballs (mine were ground turkey, soy sauce, garlic, herbs) browned in a little oil, and Napa cabbage (cut into strips, wilted over med heat) simmered in chicked broth. Pretty clean, and very tasty. Headed to the Whole Foods market later today for a few other things. Baked Ziti tonight (ground turkey, whole wheat penne, organic low sugar sauce, FF cheese.)
So, I think I'm back on track, but feel free to whup my ass as needed.