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B's Journey

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Brian Golden, May 22, 2008.

  1. Brian Golden

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    Ohhh...I am getting rid of the granola bars. Simply put.

    I am a college student, you do not think I would simply give something away?
     
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    Day 25 (June 26, 2008)

    Sleep: 2:30 am - 8:45 am
    Weight: 169.0

    Notes:

    None yet

    Eating
    8:50 am - M1
    1.5 scoops whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 2 granola bars, 1 medium banana

    1:15 pm - M2
    12oz LS V-8, 1 spiced chicken breast on two slices of double fiber bread

    3:45 pm - S1
    3 triscuits

    4:25 pm - M3
    6 oz albacore tuna packed in water (drained three times), 1 larabar, 8oz low-sodium V-8

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - NAP

    Note: I am not sure why this has been happening.

    9:30 pm -M4
    1 alaskan salmon burger, 0.5 tbsp olive oil, broccoli, little over an oz of honey-roasted peanuts

    12:50 pm - M5
    1 cup FF cottage cheese, 1 SF fruit bar
     
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    Day 26 (June 27, 2008)

    Sleep: 2:30 am - 8:45 am
    Weight: Forgot to weight before taking vitamins and water

    Notes:

    None yet

    Eating
    10:15 am - M1
    1.5 scoops whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 1 cup of oatmeal nuked in water (cinnamon added after)

    1:35 pm - M2
    8oz LS V-8, 1 spiced chicken breast, 1-2 oz of corn chips and about a cup of salsa

    4:00 pm - M3
    0.5 container of jerky, 10-12 triscuits, tons of water before/after

    9:00 pm - M4
    Papaya/watermelon/other fruit, an overall vegetarian dinner
     
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    Day 27 (June 28, 2008) Cheat Day

    Sleep: 12:20 am - 11:20 am
    Weight: 168.5

    Notes:

    My body has finally become used to waking up early. I woke up at 7:00 am, my guess is the food from last night did not agree with me. I ended up forcing myself back to bed, I did drink a good bit of water around 7:00 am. I am rather surprised my weight fell back down to 168.5, probably I weigh 168 right now, which seems to be a fairly steady rate.

    Eating
    11:30 am - M1
    1.0 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 2 medium bananas

    12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
    Upper Body Workout (I did not workout for this, I had to travel to get certain items - I have no intention of repeating this waste of time)

    Note: I am experimenting with a lot of these exercises for the first time without a spotter, I approach everything with caution at first. Hence the weight increases.

    1a: Bench Press
    bar=20, I will include total weights/reps.
    70x12,80x10,100x10

    1b: One Arm DB Row
    25x12x3 (Could have gone up, did not have the appropriate dbs)

    2a: Chin ups (I ended up substituting a lat pulldown machine)
    *At first I used a wide grip, then changed halfway into the 2nd set as I realized chinups = about shoulder width grip
    100x10,90x10,100x10

    2b: Military Press (BB)
    50x10,60x10x2

    3a: BB Curl
    bar=10, I will include total weight/reps
    40x12,50x10,60x10

    3b: Lying DB Tricep Curl -> I did this first with dbs, but ended up substituting a bar because I did not have the appropriate dbs
    (10lbx2)x20 (Obviously I knew this was going to happen)

    bar=10, I will include total weight/reps
    30lbsx20,40lbsx10

    *Overall this was an amazing workout minus the inconvenience of having to drive to find more appropriate equipment. My shoulders/triceps now compared to when I had 8% body fat = I would not change a thing

    1:50 pm - PWO
    1.5 scoops whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 1 tbsp gatorade (due to the time length), 2 granola bars

    3:00 pm - M2 (cheat)
    5 cookies, 0.25 oz chips/salsa, strawberries/watermelon/grapes/cantaloupe
    3:40 pm - M2
    1.5 scoops whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean)

    7:00 pm - M3
    Chicken sandwich, large waffle fries, large diet lemonade

    9 pm - 12 am
    3 mix drinks
     
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    Day 28 (June 29, 2008)

    Sleep: 1:30 am - 11:20 am
    Weight: 169

    Notes:

    Basically Saturday and Sunday were cheat days.

    I need to figure out how to time my workouts and meal planning.

    Eating
    11:20 am - M1
    1.5 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 1 medium banana, 3/4 cup oatmeal nuked in water (w/ cinnamon)


    2:20 pm - M2
    1 alaskan salmon burger, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup brown rice, 8 oz LS V-8, 16 oz diet lemonade

    6:00 pm - S1
    small amount of peanut butter

    7:00 pm - S2
    3 oz potato chips, 1 SA Boston Lager

    8:15 pm - M3
    3 slices of hawaiian pizza, 1 slice of meat lovers pizza; both with extra sauce, 1 Beck's Dark

    11:00 pm - S3
    1 SF Fruit Bar

    12:15 am - M4
    1 cup FF cottage cheese, 12 oz diet lemonade

    Bed: 1:00 am
     
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    Day 29 (June 30, 2008)

    Sleep: 1:00 am - 8:45 am
    Weight: N/A

    Notes:

    I still need to figure out how to time my workouts and meal planning.

    Eating
    8:45 am - M1
    1.5 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 1 medium banana

    9:50 am - S1
    1 medium banana

    1:40 pm - S2
    12 smokehouse almonds

    2:00 pm - M2
    1 spiced chicken breast, 1/3 cup brown rice, 8oz LS V-8

    3:45 pm - S3
    1 nutrigrain bar

    5:35 pm - M3
    1 pork bbq sandwich from Shane's Rib Shack

    8:10 pm - M4
    1 pork bbq sandwich from Shane's Rib Shack, 16oz LS V-8

    9:20 pm - 10:35 pm : Lower Body Workout

    //I worked out with a friend, I was not as effective overall; but I did not rest as much as I usually do thus I was probably more effective with respect to decreased rest time.

    1: Squat Machine (because BB squats scare the hell out of me)
    180x12,220x12,260x10

    2: Back Extensions
    90x10x3

    3: Bulgarian Squats
    (20x2)x4+(15x2)x6,(15x2)x10x2

    4: Hamstring Curls w/ Stability Ball
    3 minutes before I got tired, gym closed, this did not stop me of course from doing the next. . .

    5a: Standing Calf Raises w/ body weight
    50 fast reps x 3 = good burn

    5b: Wall-Sitting (hazing practice)
    63s,75s,60s

    5c: Planks
    63s,75s,61s

    10:45 pm - PWO
    1.5 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 2 granola bars

    11:45 pm - M5
    1 spiced chicken breast, 2 slices double-fiber organic bread, cold green tea

    2:30 am - M6
    0.75-1 cup of FF Cottage Cheese

    //Ugh I hate having such a late night.

    Bed: 3:00 am
     
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    Day 30 (July 1, 2008)

    Sleep: 3:00 am - 8:40 am
    Weight: N/A

    Notes:

    I still need to figure out how to time my workouts and meal planning.

    Eating
    8:50 am - M1
    1.5 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 2 medium banana

    12:30 pm - S1
    2-2.5 oz potato chips

    2:30 pm - M2
    2 slices double-fiber organic bread with 0.25 lb roast beef, 1/4 container of blueberries

    3:30 pm - S3
    1 nutrigrain bar

    5:50 pm - M3
    1 oz smokehouse almonds, 1/2 container of beef jerky (2 g fat, 24g protein)

    9:35 pm - 9:55 pm : Cardio
    5 minute jog+10 minute bike

    10:15 pm - M4
    1.5 scoop whey protein (Cytosport - Cocoa Bean), 2 tbsp peanut butter

    11:25 pm - M5
    3/5 lb of boiled shrimp, dipped in cocktail sauce

    Bed: 1:30 am
     
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    Day 31 (July 2, 2008)

    Sleep: 1:30 am - 8:40 am
    Weight: N/A

    Notes:

    I am planning on making this journal private on a daily basis, but will post weekly updates; until then.

    I decided to keep the larabars are eat them when I do not have time to make breakfast.

    Eating
    8:50 am - S1
    1 Larabar

    10:30 am - S2
    8 oz LS-V8

    10:50 am - M1
    2 slices double-fiber organic bread with 0.25 lb chicken breast

    4:45 pm - M2
    1 corn on the cob, around a cup of baked beans, 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken leg bbqed, I ate some, but not all of the skin

    11:30 pm - S3
    2 tbsp peanut butter

    11:45 pm - M3
    0.5 lb boiled shrimp w/ old bay and cocktail sauce, 2 SF fruit bars

    2:00 pm - S4
    1/2 cup FF Cottage Cheese

    Bed: 2:45 am
     
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    Day 32 (July 3, 2008)

    Sleep: 2:45 am - 8:45 am
    Weight: N/A

    Notes:

    Eating
    8:50 am - S1
    1 Larabar

    ////////

    10:30 am - S2
    8 oz LS-V8

    10:50 am - M1
    2 slices double-fiber organic bread with 0.25 lb chicken breast

    4:45 pm - M2
    1 corn on the cob, around a cup of baked beans, 1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken leg bbqed, I ate some, but not all of the skin

    11:30 pm - S3
    2 tbsp peanut butter

    11:45 pm - M3
    0.5 lb boiled shrimp w/ old bay and cocktail sauce, 2 SF fruit bars

    2:00 pm - S4
    1/2 cup FF Cottage Cheese

    Bed: 2:30 am
     
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    Day 33 (July 4, 2008)

    I forgot to weigh myself, around 167-168 I want to say. Obviously I will not know because I will be enjoying the July 4th Weekend.

    I did take two new pictures though. The love handles = the last thing to go

    I also think I need to build more muscle which is another reason my "love handles" appear so much more larger than they are.



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    I will no longer being sharing what I eat due to some of my jobs and the nature of them. . .I also basically know what I am doing and do not really need the input. I do want to thank Mastover and Guava for great advice.

    I would also like to add I currently have some guava fruit on the counter in the kitchen I will be eating sometime later this weekend. One of the worst pieces of advice in here and advice that should be discussed more in Men's Health = the need to eat fruit and vegetables

    I will most likely post weekly updates with my weight. I will try to post monthly picture updates. I may or may not keep a record of my diet intake in my fitday account.

    Upper Body Workout
    6:10 - 7:20 pm

    1: Bench Press
    100x10,100x6,90x10

    2: One Arm DB Rows
    (40x10)x3

    3a: Assisted Chinups
    12x10,14x10,12x10

    3b: Military Press (BB)
    70x10,(60x8)x2

    4a: BB Curl (Ez-Curl)
    40x10,(60x10)x2

    4b: Skull-Crushers (Ez-Curl)
    30x15,(40x10)x2

    This was another really good workout. . .I am just in the zone or something. Tomorrow = either fasted cardio or sprints
     
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    *dusts off the cobb-webs*

    :D
     
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    Wow, this was basic. :lol:
     
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    Reboot (October 21, 2015)

    STATS
    My stats:
    Age: 30
    Weight: ~211 (approximation)
    Height: 5'11"
    Body Fat: unknown

    SHORT TERM GOALS

    I. Wake up every morning, walk on a treadmill at maximum incline for 60 minutes in a fasted state with 5 g of l-glutamine to aid in muscle recovery and prevent muscle loss.

    II. Be able to do 300 wall pushups by the end of this month.

    LONG TERM GOALS

    I. Train in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a registered dojo, earn a white belt, continue training, earn a blue belt.

    II. Re-enroll at my original university, somehow maintain and balance my short and long term goals with becoming a full-time student again, which shouldn't be a problem seeing as my original university is so vastly superior to the university I sold out to it's not going to be funny.

    Major Timeframe: October 20, 2015 - August 27, 2016
    Minor Timeframes: November 27, December 27, March 1, June 1, July 1

    Major Goal: <10% body fat, regain weight back to 211 while maintaining <10% body fat

    I have to eat roughly once every 3-4 hours, I require eight, but usually get nine hours of sleep.

    I'm planning on supplementing my diet with various protein powders, I was looking at and considering At Large Nutrition, as well as, plant based protein sources that have good overall macros.

    More will come later.
     

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