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Breaking the Mold of Mediocrity

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Cube Dweller, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Laneage

    Laneage Well-Known Member

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    Great job man. That's freakin inspiring.
     
  2. Bradley326

    Bradley326 Active Member

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    You already look pretty shredded! I can't imagine you'll have much trouble getting to where you want by Memorial Day.
     
  3. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Day 57

    meal 1: eggs, potatoes
    meal 2: protein bar
    meal 3: turkey, pasta
    meal 4: banana, almonds
    meal 5: beef, rice
    meal 6: whey, oats, peanut butter, banana

    totals

    2558 cals

    fat 72g 25%
    carb 265g 41%
    prot 224g 34%

    I got lazy last night and didn't eat as much as I should have. I was planning to keep calories around 2800 for the next couple of weeks.

    Thanks buddy!

    I appreciate the confidence. I feel that way too. I'm excited now because I know for sure that I will get there. I have some work to do in order to look shredded while casually walking around. Right now, it takes a pump and some down-lighting :lol:
     
  4. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Day 58

    meal 1: whey, banana, protein bar
    meal 2: eggs, potatoes
    meal 3: beef, rice
    meal 4: turkey, pasta
    meal 5: apple, almonds
    meal 6: chicken, rice, peanut butter

    totals

    2820 cals

    fat 77g 25%
    carb 294g 42%
    prot 241g 34%

    :whistle:
     
  5. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Day 59

    meal 1: eggs, potatoes
    meal 2: whey, oats, peanut butter
    meal 3: beef, rice
    meal 4: turkey, pasta
    meal 5: chicken, sweet potatoes
    meal 6: peanut butter

    totals

    2782 cals

    fat 81g 26%
    carb 262g 38%
    prot 248g 36%

    My car broke down on me today. The first thing I thought.... "I'm still not breaking my hard rules because I have 3 meals I cooked worth 1500 calories right here in my lunch box".
     
  6. Laneage

    Laneage Well-Known Member

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    Shitty. In the driveway not starting kind of thing or on the road and "fuck you I'm not working anymore" stuck on the side of the road thing?
     
  7. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Ha. No, it was the stuck on the side of the road thing. Good news was that I was only a mile from my house so I just walked back. I also have an old truck, but it's not running very good right now. I found out from mechanic, the cam seized up, so the engine in my car is complete toast.

    Things a little hectic right now :(
     
  8. Bradley326

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    Car problems are never fun and they always seem to happen at the most inopportune times. But hey, at least you got some forced exercise out of it :D

    Last summer my transmission decided to start dying shortly after I left Atlantic City for the 3ish hour drive back to Maryland. By the time I got to around Baltimore I had my hazards on, going 30ish mph (car couldn't go any faster at that point) in the right lane of the highway and praying it wouldn't die on me completely. I was extremely lucky that it waited to die until I had it in the parking lot at my house.
     
  9. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Day 60,61,62

    ok... time to catch up

    Day 60

    meal 1: eggs, oats
    meal 2: pizza

    totals

    2302 cals

    fat 96g 36%
    carb 252g 43%
    prot 125g 21%

    I was pretty much a nervous wreck all day. I couldn't eat, so I went to the park and ran a few miles, then baked a pizza.

    Day 61

    meal 1: eggs, oats
    meal 2: protein bar, apple, almonds
    meal 3: beef, pasta
    meal 4: turkey, rice, wine
    meal 5: whey, peanut butter

    totals

    2779 cals

    fat 82g 28%
    carb 247g 37%
    prot 240g 36%

    Day 62

    meal 1: eggs, oats
    meal 2: banana
    meal 3: beef, pasta
    meal 4: beef, pasta
    meal 5: chicken, pizza

    totals

    2653 cals

    fat 86g 30%
    carb 269g 41%
    prot 196g 30%

    ** disc golf **
     
  10. Cube Dweller

    Cube Dweller Active Member

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    Yes, they most certainly do happen at inopportune times!!

    This wasn't bad as far as being stranded somewhere, luckily. Only a couple weeks ago, I drove to Houston and back in that car. It's been to Colorado, and I even went on a 6 week road trip last summer, getting as far as Key West. I'll take it's death a mile from home, for sure.

    Timing in life was pretty bad. Monday, I just started a new job, so missed some work on my first week there. Same day my car broke down, I found out my rent check bounced. As of now, I have no reliable transportation to commute 25 miles to work every day.

    I've got some stuff to figure out, but I also need to get focused enough to decide on a new workout program to start tomorrow. I have an idea of what I want to do, but I need to finalize my plan today. My health goals are the only thing I feel successful at right now, so it is definitely NOT the time for me to start slacking. I can't wait to get back under the iron tomorrow!
     
  11. leftyx

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    Have you tried public transportation?
     
  12. Cube Dweller

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    I've never used it, but I am looking into it. There is a rail system, but I think I still have to drive/bike pretty far to get to my nearest station.
     
  13. Cube Dweller

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    Day 63

    meal 1: eggs, oats
    meal 2: El Chico
    meal 3: McDonalds

    totals

    3529 cals

    fat 193g 49%
    carb 262g 30%
    prot 187g 21%

    Week 9 Recap

    Sunday morning measurements:

    weight 157 (-1 from last week, -7 total)
    waist 31.5 (+.25 from last week, -1.5 total)

    It was a bad week overall. I know it was good for me to have a week off from lifting, but I didn't really enjoy the time off. Anyway, it's the end of my off week and time to start training. I haven't really figured out my exact workout program, so I might just have to freestyle it this week. I intend to keep my calories around 2800/day for now.
     
  14. Laneage

    Laneage Well-Known Member

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    noooooooooooooooooo

    Sorry man. Hope things get better soon.
     
  15. Cube Dweller

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    Day 64

    meal 1: eggs, red potatoes
    meal 2: whey, oats, banana
    meal 3: turkey, pasta
    meal 4: beef, rice
    meal 5: turkey, rice
    meal 6: protein bar, peanut butter

    totals

    2746 cals

    fat 69g 23%
    carb 262g 38%
    prot 269g 39%

    :bb:
    squat
    push press
    deadlifts
    dips
    lateral raises

    Thanks. It looks like there's a chance things will get better over the next week. The truck is getting me to work for now, just have to drive very carefully.
     
  16. Cube Dweller

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    Day 65

    meal 1: eggs, red potatoes
    meal 2: whey, oats, banana
    meal 3: turkey, pasta
    meal 4: beef, rice
    meal 5: pizza

    totals

    2846 cals

    fat 81g 25%
    carb 305g 43%
    prot 228g 32%

    :bb:
    incline bench
    pullovers
    arnold press
    1 arm row
    db fly
    hammer curls

    This was the first all upper body workout I've had in over a year! Heating up a frozen pizza has become my go-to comfort food when I'm stressed out and too tired to cook. If I can survive this week, I should get a little more on top of my game. I have a ridiculous amount of shit on my plate right now :blank:
     
  17. Bradley326

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    It's so easy to lose focus and motivation when life starts piling crap on you. Keep moving forward and evetually you'll reach the end of the tunnel.
     
  18. Cube Dweller

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    Day 66

    meal 1: turkey sausage, eggs
    meal 2: pizza
    meal 3: beef, rice
    meal 4: turkey, pasta
    meal 5: McDonald's

    totals

    2663 cals

    fat 92g 31%
    carb 252g 38%
    prot 206g 31%

    Thanks man. I definitely have the keep moving forward mentality and try to stay focused. Unfortunately, meal 5 was a direct violation of hard rule #1. I guess it's ok for occasional slip up, and it has been 65 days of sticking to the rules so far. Also, unfortunate, today's schedule doesn't have any room for cooking...
     
  19. Cube Dweller

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    Day 67

    meal 1: McDonalds
    meal 2: Taco Cabana
    meal 3: Del Taco

    totals

    Who F-ing knows?!

    This was pretty terrible. My mistake was being too lazy to prepare my food again on Wednesday. Also, I need to establish some slightly less clean "back up plan" meals to keep in the kitchen for the occasional life altering experiences you encounter. Like selling a boat... Yesterday, I sold my beloved wakeboarding boat. It was sad because it's an awesome boat that I've had an unreal amount of fun on. However, it was a relief to accomplish what was necessary for me to not have total credit meltdown. With my boat, left a lot of debt.
     
  20. Cube Dweller

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    Day 68

    meal 1: Subway
    meal 2: club sandwich, chips
    meal 3: whey, oats
    meal 4: salmon, rice, broccoli

    totals

    :confused:

    Moving on...

    :bb:
    squat
    leg curls
    leg extensions
    calf raises
    lunges

    I've stumbled quite a bit this week. The good news, is that I have already had my turn around. Meals 3 and 4 from today have got me back on track. Also, got a good workout in. High volume leg workout was really tough for me. It was a lot different type of challenge. I went heavy on squats, then did 4x20 of all the other exercises.
     

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