Friday, October 4, 2013
It’s the end of week four, here are the metrics:
Body Fat %: 11.1
Body Water %: 62.2
Resting Heart Rate: 38
Nice, steady progress and certainly no evidence that I’m getting weaker so I do not believe that I’m sacrificing muscle. I expect that I could be adding mass and strength more quickly if I was eating more, but the priority right now is fat first. I want some visual evidence that I actually posses abdominal muscles before I change my tactics. I guess this is on my mind because when I got home today I could tell that I really needed some carbs – got some in the form of veggies and Sam Adams – maybe not the ideal combination of sources, but it sure hit the spot on a Friday afternoon.
Before opening the beer, I did spend about 20 minutes working on head stands – getting a little more stable – and on ‘The Crow’ or ‘Frog Stands’. Pretty tough, but possible, so it’s a nice counterpoint to working on the head stands – also good practice for building up to a hand stand.
The first real Santa Ana wind of the season is brewing today, could make it tough riding in the morning. I think I’ll just get up & check wunderground to see where it’s blowing and where I can find some shelter. If it’s really bad, there’s always the dreaded trainer, the running trail, calisthenics. The forecast is for calmer conditions to prevail by Sunday morning so the Renegade ride should be preserved.
Here’s what I ate today:
- Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
- Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, banana, raspberries
- Brown Rice and Bean Burrito, 1/2 orange bell pepper, apple, prunes & pecans
- Appetizer: Carrots, yellow bell pepper, hummus, kalmata olives, Sam Adams Oktoberfest (x2)
- Veggie burgers, baked organic potato fries
- Green salad with cherry tomatoes, hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette
- Glass of Cabernet
- Sliced banana w/walnuts, agave & cinnamon
Veggie burgers were leftovers from earlier in the week. Fresh buns picked up from Whole Foods a couple of days ago made it possible to pick up and actually eat like a burger while only losing some out the other side. Still quite tasty. A lot of consumption today between 5 and 8 pm. Hopefully that will be a source of strength and not regret tomorrow. I think so, I think I needed it.