I won’t lie, I am a little disappointed. Basically, I am torturing myself because I am weighing myself daily and I really hate when my weight fluctuates up. That being said, I am also totally stoked to have lost over 3 pounds this week while enjoying Chinese food and a birthday dinner. So what is there to be disappointed about? Just because the number isn’t as low today as it was yesterday morning means nothing. I am still kicking ass on my project and enjoying every second of it.

Except maybe the lack of Diet Dr. Pepper. I really miss Diet Dr. Pepper…

Ring Ring…

Today was HIIT 100s for chest and back and I tore it up. I did more volume in every lift except cable crossovers and straight arm pushdowns compared to two weeks ago. And the reason I didn’t get the volume on those is because I went up in weight, so did fewer reps before failure.

After completing my lifts, I went and did a one mile run which was insanely slow. It is amazing how much energy it takes to push weight and how – even though I didn’t do legs – it just wears me out. Part of the problem is probably my intermittent fasting, but right now I feel comfortable doing it and am sticking with it. I have been thinking about changing to where I eat through the day (maybe between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM) and then don’t eat the rest of the day so that I am fueling my body directly after working out, but that would screw with Saturday’s date night and Sunday when we have family dinner. I suppose I can adjust those days alone, but we’ll see if it’s worth the effort.


I had a pretty good day overall, only missing out on one hour of 250+ steps because I was in a meeting. I got plenty of steps, plenty of water, plenty (but not too much) food and had an overall great day.

That is – of course – until this evening. I’m covering for someone in Dublin at work and have to get things done before 4 AM my time. Meaning I’m going to have a very, very early day tomorrow.

Someone please remind me to bring my laptop home?


Exercise Reps Volume/Time
Bench Press 10 x 10 (100 total reps) 15,050 pounds
Dumbell Incline Chest Press** 3 x Max Reps + 1 Dropset 1,225 pounds
Cable Crossover** 3 x Max Reps + 1 Dropset 1,203‬ pounds
Wide Grip Pulldowns 10 x 10 (100 total reps) 12,600‬‬ pounds
Bent Over Rows 3 x Max Reps 3,360 pounds
Straight Arm Pushdowns 3 x Max Reps 1,764‬‬ pounds
Run 1 mile 00:13:48
Other Goals Notes
Eating/Tracking Tracked every morsel
Steps 16,416
250+ Steps Per Hour 13 out of 14
Sobriety 27 days
No soda Coffee and water

**Denotes weight is shown in per-hand weight (2 dumbbells/cables used)

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