Wednesday, December 7, 2005

And now for my report.

I knew getting all my food in yesterday would NOT be a problem. I was not wrong. I was STARVING. So, total calories 2182 25%Fat/43%Carb/29%Protien

The ratios aren’t perfect but I feel like just tracking has been a big step for me so I’m happy with them.

Even with the additional food I had trouble getting up this morning – but I managed :) There was no way I was going to miss two days in a row.

It was leg and arm day (according to my trainer) so I hit the gym raring to go.

After warming up with a few ‘light’ squats I got started.

Squats (plus bar): 90 x 10 / 140 x 10 / 140 x 10

Then it was off to the leg press machine. BTW does anyone know what the ‘sled’ weighs on this thing? Anyway I added a little extra weight this time – it felt so good.

Leg Press: 540 x 10 / 540 x 10 / 540 x 10

My goal on this is to do 700…

Then I did a little arms:

Alt Dumbbell Curl: 25 x 10 / 25 x 10
Triceps Cable Push Downs: 100 x 10 / 100 x 10

And that was that.

After these two weeks ‘off’ I’m really ready to start hitting the weight everyday again – though I think I’m going to keep the reps in the 8 to 10 range for at least four weeks. I know I probably need to choose a few ‘different’ exercises so that’s my goal to accomplish before next Monday.

And, of course, I’m going to continue to keep a close eye on the food. Goal for today is 2000 – 2200.

Other then that, nothing much to report. I’m still trying to focus on doing the right thing each day. Daily goals are still about all I can handle.

Thanks to everyone for your support and suggestions. My head is up, my eyes are forward if I keep putting one foot in front of the other, eventually I’ll reach my destination.

Oh, and Jess – thank you thank you thank you for suggesting “FireFox” I installed it yesterday and started loading blogs using it - Most blogs, when loaded into firefox have a special orange icon on the far right of the address. When you click that it saves the link as a “live link” it makes it a snap to see when someone’s blog has been updated! Since I’ve currently got about 145 blogs booked marked being able to quickly see which have been updated is going to save me HOURS!

I’m a happy camper!


  1. CONGRATS on the additional weight gain on the Leg Press.

    As I recently said myself, there are plenty of little pluses with this to find and build upon, if you look hard enough.

    These are prime opportunities to seize every little triumph, and every little thing, even an extra rep, or getting within 10% of a daily calorie target etc etc.

    Acheivement comes from many sources. You don't have to lose 8-10 lbs or lift 20% more weight to feel like you're getting anywhere, and your little Leg Press achievment is still something to be proud of.

    I'm glad you felt good, and I know you can continue to build on your impressive results.

    I'm interested to know, why necessarily reps in the 8-10 range though.

    From my understanding, Legs work best at around 12-15, and Calves around 15-18 or more.

    Other muscles would be manipulated fine with 10 reps :-).

    As I say, just curious, not trying to tell you how to do your thing.

    Keep up the hard work and GOOD LUCK. You deserve to feel very proud of yourself. little things lead to big things, and I'm confident you can achieve anything you want :-) :-).


  2. Regarding Firefox: Thanks for posting that information. I've always wondered if there was something out there like that, and thanks to you, I've found it.


  3. Too cool on the firefox thing. I need to try that!