As I skimmed through the book last night, I made changes to my goals in MyFitnessPal based on the nutrition recommendations in the book. Specifically the following two:
- Eat 30-40 grams of protein at each meal
- Eat 40-50 grams of carbs before working out
I decided that I would try to use my “strengths” in the nutrition department to overcome my weaknesses. Basically, I tend to be better at sticking to the healthier stuff earlier in the day. It doesn’t bother me as much to drink a protein shake in the morning as it does to try to eat a healthy meal at dinner time.
Granted, I haven’t even been able to drink protein shakes these past few weeks because of my bratty inner child; but I decided it’s time to remind her that we’re an adult now.
Last night, I planned and pre-logged my meals like this:
- 5:30 am – Protein shake (6am workout) (410 caps)
- 8 am – Eggs, rice, seaweed, fruit (399 cals)
- 12 pm – Grilled chicken with rice (302 cals)
- 5:30 pm – TBD (489 cals; minus 127 cals if I want to have a cocktail – although the book highly suggests just saying no to the booze)
I’d like to say I went to bed motivated for the new week, but the workout program itself feels a tad intimidating. Mike Matthews, the guy who wrote the book, states it should take about an hour to complete. I don’t have an hour in the mornings right now, unless I start waking up at 4 am.
The other small obstacle is the equipment needed to complete the workouts. Despite it being all pretty basic stuff, the gym I go to doesn’t really have it. Believe it or not, my gym doesn’t have a squat rack. Crazy, huh? I have access to a better gym, but it would add an extra 15 minute commute each way to go there.
What to do?
Final step count: 15,475
I woke up this morning still unsure of what to do in terms of this new plan. Do I start waking up at 4 am to workout? If I were to drive to the other gym I’d have to get up at 3:30 am, and that’s just not realistic. How do I get around the lack of proper equipment? Should I find a new program for now?
I’ll tell you what I did finally decide to do. I decided to give myself a week to figure it out. My Bod Pod is this Thursday anyway. It might be best to wait until after I get my updated results to try out a new program. Or maybe that’s just the excuse I’m going with to skip yet another workout.
Current step total: 735