Weird, no change.
I am now going into Day 2 of my new plan which includes carb cycling. Yesterday was a low-carb, cardio only kind of day. Today I lifted my new plan and it is a high carb day. Normally I might do some kind of cardio on Fridays as well, but tomorrow I am going to be running for just under 9 miles (14K) so I figure I should take the day off today, run tomorrow and be off on Sunday. Then Monday starts the full program as prescribed. That means HIIT on Mondays and Fridays, steady-state cardio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays will be running) and lifting on Monday Wednesday Friday.
So here is this morning’s lifting that I did.
Leg press: 3x15, 200 lbs
Walking lunges: 3x15, 22
Leg curls (wow, I suck at these): 3x15, 40
Shoulder press: 3x15, 35
Lat Pulldown: 3x15, 70
Incline press: 3x15, 35
Cable row: 3x15, 60
over head tricep press: 3x15, 25
Hammer curls: 3x15, 30
Cable ab crunches: 3x20, 50
I think I can do better, and so I am going to try for better next Friday when I do this workout again! There are some that I gave it everything I had, and others where… maybe not. So I need to go for it if I am going to be where I think I need to be in order to compete!
After a week of eating well, and I have everyday this week, even when I didn’t want to (I really wanted ice cream after date night on Tuesday!) I am starting to drop some water, I think. Thank goodness! I do not know that I will get to where I want to be in 6 weeks. Right now, my countdown on my phone says 43 days. 6 weeks from now, I could potentially be getting a spray tan. Yikes! I have no idea. And if I can’t? I am not sure what will happen. I am not sure HOW I will react to it. I honestly have kind of been dedicating my life to cleaning up my diet, working out at 5 am every day, and not drinking (much) since April FOR THIS!
Its kind of a weird conundrum. I have been working hard. SO HARD. I have been lifting heavier and more often than I have in my life. I have been eating better than ever before. I have cut out alcohol nearly all of the time, and won’t be having any from now until the show. And yet, I feel like I haven’t seen too huge of a change in my body. I am not sure what is wrong with me and why I am not getting the big changes to be ready to compete. Yes, I did take a break, more or less, to go on my honeymoon, but shit, with how hard I was working before that I would have thought there would have been more changes BEFORE that.
I may be calling for reinforcements in the form of Stephanie and Frankie.