Well, as much as tabata has been a running part of recent life, I’ve talked with my wife and we have decided to let it die. With me starting up strength training again (on top of cardio) and my wife starting up resistance-band training (on top of cardio) we are both too sore to do tabata as well. We will probably continue to go for a walk on the weekend, but doing tabata on top of all we do is just too much. Strength training, cardio, swimming, aqua aerobics and walking is quite a bit, so I think I am good.
I feel like I ate a lot today, and I probably did. But I was able to stay within my calorie goal so I don’t mind. It is strange how one day I can eat hundreds of calories less than another day but not be hungry, and some days I eat hundreds more and I still feel like I’m starving. Calories and food are a fickle thing. It probably has to do with the “quality” of what I am eating though I don’t know. I can eat crap at a fast food joint and feel fine, but I eat a nice salad with chicken and cheese at home and I just want more.
Breakfast – Oatmeal with brown sugar and dark chocolate
Lunch – General Tso’s, orange chicken and chicken tenders with potato wedges
Dinner – Beef fajitas
Snack – Ice Cream Bread
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran
1 hour of walking at work
3.93 miles in 60 minutes including HIIT and incline walking
Swimming and aqua aerobics