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).

Meals:

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

Exercise:

C25K – 3.19 miles in 4o minutes

Rode the bicycle for 15 minutes but I forgot to look at mileage

3 thoughts on “Day 59…

  1. Hello 🙂 firstly I love your approach to your diet, the BMR / energy expenditure thing is a really healthy way to look at things. I think i have said it before but it bears repeating 😀
    as for the body pain, I don’t know what your job is but if you spend lots of time sitting at a desk, it could be related to this. I sit all day at a computer (I am a Technical Author I have no choice) and had to see a sports therapist about very very tight hip flexors and lower back. she said your body adapts to the sitting posture and then when you try to exercise and correct it you end up with more muscle problems than people who just carry on sitting. She did say you can correct it though, with lots of stretching, every day of hip flexors and your back and legs and wherever else you feel aches.
    I have to find excuses to get up from my desk and walk around, I end up going into the toilets every hour to do some surreptitious stretching (which probably means my coworkers think I am crazy with a weak bladder). I do some every evening too, it seems to be working…I would look up hip flexors they seem to cause no end of problems!

    I hope you don’t mind me commenting, I seem to have written a small essay…

    1. No, I do not mind at all! It is all very helpful information.

      I have a desk job as well and I do notice that it is painful to sit at first, then my body seems to get used to it… then when I stand up it hurts quite a bit until I start moving. I do stretch, have started stretching my back and legs more (especially after your first comment) but maybe I’m not doing enough. I’ll have to check into stretches more as I am not the most flexible or stretchable guy. I also try to get up during work as much as possible, use the restroom, fill up my water, just wander around, but I still end up sitting for hours on end. I asked about a standing station and they said I had to have a doctor’s note which I think is ridiculous.

      Thanks again for commenting! I will look into some stretches and also into hip flexors. And will definitely get a massage!

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