Diet Update aka What’s Going On
I’m on a diet. I hate being on a diet to be honest and to continue being honest, it’s easy to get derailed from your plan when you hate the diet and family events come up. My daughter’s birthday and my wedding anniversary fell within the same week. Cake at the first one and Japanese food at the second made me stray from the path of righteousness. That being said, I kept up my cardio and water along with getting back on track immediately after each event. I weighed in on a calibrated scale and it showed me at 203lbs on a full stomach. I’ll need to double check again on an empty stomach but I believe I’m right on track to make the 198lb weight class. This is all familiar territory. What’s going to push me into a new realm is that after weighing in, I’m not going to pig out. I’m going to maintain my discipline through the meet into the next week when my preparation for the 2016 Atlanta Savage Race begins.
Trained Sunday in my coach’s garage and had a decent session. I was a bit discouraged because I didn’t get the number of repetitions I wanted but it wasn’t a disaster. You can watch the highlights here on my YouTube channel.
Bad News Good News
I came home after training and took measurements and found that not only can I wear my 12 year old son’s weight belt now but my waist is down by two inches. Good news. Arms and chest are the same so I’d say I’m putting on muscle. However, my throat started hurting and I wasn’t able to eat that night. Nor the next day. Went to the doctor and found out that your favorite freelance writer/garage gym athlete has strep throat.
Back to good news though, I’m on antibiotics and after two days of just water I tipped the scales at 195lbs. If you’ll casually glance down below, that’s my goal. So it would seem like I made it. Not really though. I want to walk around at 195lbs not have to lose water weight to get there. So we’ve got more work to do. Still good to see the finish line though.
Height: 5’9 Age 42