Day one of my training for my figure competition words to describe tired, cranky, hungry. Not sore yet that will come tomorrow I’m sure.
I had difficulty sleeping yesterday, because I was so excited to train with Walt. I walked in the gym with a smile from ear to ear. I asked Walt about taking pictures, and he preferred me not to so the only one I got was of me pre-workout in the locker room.
Today’s training was a cardio circuit with 15 sec breaks in-between which was enough time to walk to the next machine. Phase one was 7 sets of each exercise:
1. 15 chest presses with 15 lb dumbbells.
2. 15 triceps extensions at 60 lbs.
3. 30 leg extensions at 50 lbs.
4. 30 leg curls at 50 lbs.
By round two I was feeling it! Let’s just say this I have a greater appreciation for my clients after today. I was ready to pack it in by round 3, but I never complained, and I did what my trainer asked of me. In my head I was reciting these words over and over F**K and SHIT! I even believe there was a moment where I wanted to cry, but I held it back.
Phase 2 was not as bad, and not as long. He only had me do 3 sets of each exercise:
1. 15 Fly’s with 10 lb dumbbells
2. 15 over head tricep extensions with 8 lb dumbbells.
3. 40 rear lunges and 40 lateral lunges with glides.
Total all those reps I did at least or well over 100 reps of each exercise. Walt took my weight at the beginning of the workout, and at the end to see how much water I lost which wasn’t to bad 1/2 pound. After our workout he gave me my nutrition plan, and that’s going to be the most difficult. Last week I stocked up on groceries from Sam’s club, and come to find out I cannot eat any of the chicken I bought. Walt is stern about me meeting my numbers with my nutrition. My numbers are no more than 200mg of sodium per meal and no more than 12g of sugar total for the day. The chicken I purchased at Sam’s per 4oz serving has 210mg of sodium, and that’s not including the rest of the meal. I went to two different stores looking for a low sodium chicken with no luck, and at this point I was starved! I texted him asking where can I purchase this chicken. I ended up finding it at Meijer, and I stocked up. One breast has 35mg of sodium. I also purchased low sodium turkey tenderloins, and talipa.
Let’s break down my meals for the day.
1. Breakfast – 5oz portion of salmon, 1/4 sweet potato dry w/o skin, and 1//4 cup of peas plain. Sorry no photo.
6. Snack – Protein shake.
As you can see today’s meals were high in protein and low in carbs. Each day it will be different. I felt extremely hungry all day, but I know that my body will get use to it I think the biggest reason is the lack of starchy carbs and fiber which helps to keep the body feeling full.
Time for me to go to bed getting enough sleep is a huge part of training, and I have to get up early I am a chaperone for Aidan’s 2nd grade field trip to the Sloan Museum. He’s so excited that his mommy is one of the chaperone’s, and I’m pretty excited too just because it makes him so happy.
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