So I have decided to make a change to the blog.  I often forget or am too busy to post at night so I end up posting it the next day.  Well, after going to the movie last night and getting home too late to do anything but chug a protein shake and go to bed, I’ve decided to make it a morning thing instead.  So I’ll be posting my entries the day after… for example, today’s post is about yesterday.  Makes sense, no?  It also makes more sense because if I post at 8 PM and do something exciting after that, I can’t post about it.  I don’t have a huge throng of people reading my posts anyway, but I thought I’d let you know.

Another change I’ve made is to my exercise routine.  I already talked about doing circuit training while strength training in the past, but I’ve swapped things around and am focusing on two main areas each day that I lift.  I also added 2 exercises each day to make it a bit more difficult.  We’ll see how it goes from here and see if there’s any adjustments I need to make.  I did this on Monday and it went well, though I had to weave in and out of people all afternoon trying to move from one exercise to the next.  And I don’t think people liked me hogging 3 different weights.  But they are too scared to say anything for some reason.

As far as the rest of the day went, it was a great day.  Had a busy day at work, got my walking in, was involved in the rumor mill at my job, had a delicious dinner, a great workout and an awesome time with half my kids and my wife at a fairly decent movie (I can’t believe that The Lone Ranger did so bad at the box office).  I stayed within my calories and – as previously mentioned – had to chug a protein shake to get to where I wanted to be.  I even snuck in a few fig newtons but was still had a bigger deficit than I wanted.  I’ve decided to make sure I shoot for 1,000 calories per day instead of allowing myself to be at 1,500 or 1,700 some days.  Just to see how it works.

Oh, I did forget to mention that my bank account was a bit lighter after my debit card was used.  I thought they had blocked everything but apparently when it is “pending” they can’t do anything until it goes through.  Now I had to file a dispute and wait who-knows-how-long until I get my money back.  Stinkin’ criminals.


Breakfast – Oatmeal with almonds and dark chocolate
Snack – Trail mix and some beef jerky
Lunch – Pizza!
Dinner – Creamy southwest chicken over biscuits
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran and some fig newtons


Stronglifts 5×5
Squats – 205 lbs
Bench Press – 140 lbs
Rows – 140 lbs

10×3 Lifts (Circuit Training)
Upright rows (35 lbs/hand), Close-grip Press/Pullover (30/25 lbs/hand), Overhead side laterals (25 lbs/hand), Chest Press (35 lbs/hand), Shrug rows (35 lbs/hand), Shrugs (55/50 lbs/hand), Shrug swings (35 lbs), pushups (30), crunches (55) and step ups/step downs (85)

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