So I did some more research in my spare time today about BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) and I feel pretty good about what I am doing. I don’t think I am eating too much, I just FEEL like I am eating too much because instead of restricting myself to 2000 calories or something crazy, I am eating 2800-3000 or so per day. I guess we’ll see for sure what happens on Saturday.
The next thing (which isn’t new) is body pain. I wish it would stop. My elbow still hurts and now my back is acting up a little again. I don’t know if I need to get the ergo lady here to help me out or what, but it is getting very frustrating. I hate standing up and waddling for a few feet before my muscles warm up and I can walk normal. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong… I’m not currently lifting, not doing any crazy moves, I am just running and walking and sitting and sleeping. Makes no sense to me.
In other news, I discussed with my wife the possibility of skipping a second day of tabata in the morning to let our bodies recover. We are now going to be doing it Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. That way we still workout 5 days but get a break between them. Both of our bodies are just constantly sore and when I start lifting, it is only going to get worse (and better, I hope).
Breakfast – Almond chicken
Snack – Almond chicken
Lunch – General Tso’s Chicken
Dinner – Shmeared Balls with cheese and corn
Snack – Lean Machine Smoothie from Roxberry
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran
C25K – 3.19 miles in 4o minutes
Rode the bicycle for 15 minutes but I forgot to look at mileage