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Failure is not a option

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Whoracle, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Diet stunk over the weekend as I went to a kids bday party and ate too much crap. Did some sprints on Saturday which killed my legs. Cut my finger which I was afraid would affect my grip on weights so no workout sunday. Hit the gym tonight, finger still bugging me but I made it through the workout

    squats 5x165x5
    ohp 5x80x5
    deadlifts 3x165x5

    diet 1730 calories
    fat 62g
    carbs 101g
    protein 183g
     
  2. Buttersweet

    Buttersweet Active Member

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    hope it gets better soon, it's great you didn't miss the workout.
    forget about the weekend diet, move on and clean it up today.
     
  3. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Workout stuff
    Did sprints up the hill outside while drizzling. 6 total. It wasn't pretty but I'll get there
    Diet, ate a little more than I wanted to, had a date tonight and wanted to eat a little more at dinner to avoid wanting to eat out later. Just stick to the regular diet next time though.
     
  4. Buttersweet

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    how's your finger though?
     
  5. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    My finger will be fine. Hitting the gym as scheduled tonight.
     
  6. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Workout stuff
    squats 5x170x5 the cute girl next to me who weighed like 130 pounds was doing 225. Need to step up my game
    bench 5x150x5
    rows 5x80x5

    Diet-started well but right as I left the gym I ahem got a call for a second workout, which I don't get often. So that messed up the diet
     
  7. cookeecrumbs

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    Hope you showered first :D
     
  8. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Friday I hit the stair climber, Saturday was normal day off
    Today
    squats 5x175x5
    ohp 5x85x5
    deads 3x175x5
     
  9. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Workout
    30 minutes on the stairclimber that nearly killed me. I should have done sprints though, need to get those done Wednesday

    Diet 1930 calories all paleo
    87g of fat
    96g of carbs
    183g of protein
     
  10. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    That after a big 5x5 on squats the day before....brutal! :spaz:
     
  11. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    That machine scares me.:eek:

    Nice to see you posting again.

    Take care.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm just hardcore like that to hit the stair climber after a day of squating.

    Workout
    5x180x5
    bench 5x155x5
    rows 5x85x5

    diet 2100
    93g of fat
    120g of carbs
    203g of protein

    I added a quest to yesterdays meal plan because I got hungry a couple hours after dinner.
     
  13. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I didn't work out because I was a bit sore
    Today
    workout
    squats 5x185x5
    ohp 5x90x5
    deadlifts 3x185x5
    Diet was about 2200 calories
     
  14. Buttersweet

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    sounds like you're on track! :tucool:
     
  15. paulo_drummer

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    Good to see you back on track, man! :tucool:
     
  16. leftyx

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    Great job man. Keep it up.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
     
  17. Whoracle

    Whoracle Well-Known Member

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    Well back on track didn't last through the weekend, Impromptu dates (that didn't go well) and Mother's Day got me off track this weekend. Did get back at it today and hit the gym and the elliptical for a bit.

    I've come to realize I can't keep trying to have a perfect diet. I keep going off track after a good couple days. Back to counting calories for now and eating foods I mostly enjoy. At least to get me back in track for a few weeks without me cheating like crazy half the week.
     
  18. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    This is exactly me....it's why I stopped recording cals....and more impotant...started *PLANNING* cheat meals....

    I got totally worn out on recoring everything I ate...

    So I found a handful of meals that I truly enjoy that I know are in the 500-600 cal range....and with an afternoon snack, I will reliably be in the 1800-2000 range without having to think about it.

    I also have mid-week and weekend cheat meals that break up the week and give me something to look forward to.

    Something to consider.....I have found that "doing things right" doesn't have to mean daily punishment....and more important for me, I don't have to blow an extra hour every day writing shit down.
    Back when I was learning how to recomp it made sense to do it....but now I think it would just waste my time....
    Also, being maniacal about being perfect will just encourage punishing yourself when things get a little out of whack...

    The mega-caveat with the way I do it is that it takes supreme discipline.....its easy to go off in the weeds for days at a time....I know....I have done it a couple times on this cut.
     
    #1158 digitalnebula, May 15, 2012
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  19. paulo_drummer

    paulo_drummer Active Member

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    Pretty solid advice there. I'll second that!:nod:

    The point is not being perfect, but being consistently in a calorie deficit, which leads to fat loss. So after you get a decent notion about recomposition I think the place to look for pitfalls are the chet meals. You seems to eat clean when you want to, maybe the point is to plan those cheat meals, so you're not caught off guard when the craves comes around.
     
  20. Seltzer

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    Yep. Whoracle some people like Mr. Stone can be perfect for extended periods of time, but for others that attitude doesn't work. You meet the ideal for a short period of time, but once there's any deviation you seem to think that all is lost and since you're no longer perfect it's okay to pretty much let the wheels come loose. As many others have pointed out, consistency is the key. You don't have to be perfect every meal of every day to get results; just don't let one poor decision be the trigger for a slew of others and you'll be fine.
     

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