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29 December 2005 @ 10:51 pm
Nutrition: 1
Sleep: 1
Relationships: 1
"Alone" Time: 0
Play Time: 1
Workout Level: No workout - 3
Recovery Total: 4

No workout today. I'm tired. I got up early to go to the car dealership with my mom. She bought a new Toyota Avalon. I almost got their old car, but there was too much wrong with it and would actually cost me more money to take care of. I think I'll probably get a car for graduation. That'll be nice. My parents were really nice today, even my dad. They must be having an off day... hahaha. Anyway, I might post again or edit this post if I work out or eat or do anything else.

Goals for tomorrow:
-Eat breakfast
-3 walks for Mack
-Meditate for 20 mins
28 December 2005 @ 11:42 pm
Nutrition: 2 pts for breakfast, 1 pt for two snacks, 1 pt for lunch and dinner for a total of 4 pts

Sleep: 8 hrs is 2 pts, more is 3, less is 1

Relationships: Good day 1 pt... bad day 0 or negative pts

"Alone" Time: Relax for at least 15 mins... no internet, phone, school, car...

Play Time: 1pt for laughing/enjoying yourself in the company of others... no phone, no internet

Strive for a "10"

Workouts: Chart from 1 to 10. Even if you do nothing consider that a 3 to 4 point day. An exhausting workout would be a 10.

Contrast Workout Level to Recovery Total. Negative numbers for long periods of time = bad.
28 December 2005 @ 11:35 pm
"Alone" Time:0
Play Time:0
Recovery Total: 7
Workout: 4
Balance: 3

Workout: Walked the dog for 45 mins

I haven't done crap today. I had McDonald's and Pizza Hut to eat, and that's it. I didn't workout either. Dammit. Need to get back in gear.

Goals for Tomorrow:
-Take Mack on 3-4 15 min walks
-Make a workout from the randomizer if WOD isn't bodyweight
-Eat Zone breakfast
Current Mood: boredbored
28 December 2005 @ 04:14 am
I just remembered about this thing! I was getting good results when I was using it. Why did I stop? I've been working out, but I haven't been posting or even keeping track. Bad news bears. I've got some stuff I want to keep track of (starting Zone diet, starting to meditate, starting to workout again, starting to lose my mind...)so, I'm going to start back up.
Here's the format:
- Recovery Numbers a la Dan John
- WOD and time/results
- Thoughts about the workout and life in general
- Goals for the next day
- Goals for the next week on Sundays

Goals for this week:
- Meditate for 20 mins x 3
- Read The Omega Rx Zone
- Follow Larry L's suggestions (might modify)
- 15 minutes of walking or jogging w/ Mack Dog every day
- Update Journal every day

Good Stuff From Larry Lindenman:

Week 1: Research the Zone and buy a digital food scale, measuring cups and spoons, pots and pans. Make a Zone friendly food list. On Friday clear out all of the junk food from you house (or if you live with someone...confine it to one area, lower or higher than eye level). On Saturday go food shopping. On Sunday cook all of your lean meats (good day to grill or work out your George Foreman Griller). Weigh each piece of meat and put the proper amount into its own zip lock baggie. You now have most of your protein ready and waiting for you. I also make a weeks worth of steel cut oatmeal and store in a sealed bowl.
Almonds and macadamia nuts are easy fat sources (3 almounds = 1 block of fat / 1 mac = 1 block of fat), you will also be taking fish oil (I go with Carlson's this does not count in your fat blocks). Be sure to get bags of salad and fresh fruit and vegs.

Week 2: On Monday start the Zone. Your goal is not to be 100% but just use this as a break in week. 50% of your meals should be in the exact Zone. I want you to record the exact measures of meals you like. Use this time to experiment with foods and spices. By the end of this week you should have at least 3 or 4 meals you really like recorded.

Week 3: Zone 100% during the week Saturday and Sunday off. Continue to recors good meals. You will find you will use the same meals over and over....don't worry, Iv'e eaten the same breakfast (with small modifications) for over a year! Discover ways to decrease prep time (mark a plastic cup so you don't have to sue the measuring cup, ie. I have a marked plastic cup for blueberries which I put in my oatmeal.)

Week 4: Zone 100% one cheat meal on the weekend.

Week 5: Zone 100%

Week 6: Research paleo foods and on your weekly shopping trip, start to buy some more paleo friendly foods (you already have a ton of paleo friendly foods, but try to make some diffrent choices). You could stop exactly measuring everything now, I would continue to measure foods which are unusual to your regular diet.

Following weeks: continue to add paleo foods until you are paleo/zone. During this whole experiment, walk 45 minutes a day.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
14 August 2005 @ 11:09 pm
I've had a lot of summer school stuff to take care of (partying) so I haven't been updating this thing. I'll be in Red Oak, TX for the next to weeks (the town that always sleeps), but I'll be back in Lubbock again on the 27th (too long to wait). I'll try to remember to keep up with this thing. I have no equipment and have been following the Stew Smith 6 week running workout. I know that there are travel WODs, but I'm taking a break for the moment and focusing on my running. There's some weird family stuff going on here, and my parents arguing. This isn't the first time, and it's probably not important. I'm stuck here for two weeks, though, and its pretty nerve-wracking. Anyway, I'm around and I'm working out. Look for me on the boards, as I peek in occasionally.

Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: None. I need to go get the headphones.
28 June 2005 @ 01:56 am
Ok... so I'm not posting my recovery numbers today. I just don't feel like it. They suck. How about that?


Squats 3-3-3-1-1-1

Max jumped up from 185 to (I'm guessing) around 250. Working out with 225 was no problem. I'm taking the weight ass to ankles, my back is straight, and I'm driving with my heels. I think I have this squat technique thing down, and I should see my numbers rise fairly quickly. After reading some of Dan John's stuff, and stumbling across the pictures of someone's (Eugene's?) kid doing a perfect squat, things started to click. I need to get my diet handled, and get some personal things taken care of. Nobody reads this blog, so I'll probably start doing that here. Anyway... later.
Current Mood: blahblah
28 June 2005 @ 12:18 am
Right... so I've neglected this journal. I will correct that soon.


The thing to do apparently, according to Coach, is to scale the weights to approach times which are "excellent" then increase weight. Rinse and repeat until you are reaching those times with the prescribed weight. While combining this with my ME work and really digging in on the metabolic (running, swimming, biking, etc.) effots, I should dramatically improve my fitness levels. Neato. I guess I'll be spying Matt G and friends' times and adjusting my work loads to approach theirs from now on. Yay.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
23 June 2005 @ 02:03 am
Nutrition: 2 -- No breakfast, but I did eat the salad!
Sleep: 3 -- Yeah... so I skipped my first class. Whatever.
Relationships: 0 -- Actually had a decent day here
"Alone" Time: 0 -- None
Play Time: 1 -- My roommate started teaching me to play guitar
Recovery Total: 6 -- Not too shabby
Workout: 0 -- Rest day... bwahaha

Easy day. I slept through my first class, but whatever. I don't care. Screwed around all afternoon then umpired softball. My legs are sore from running around at base umpire. They always get sore when I ref or umpire. Anyway, I'm drinking a bunch of water, because that seems to help. I guess I'm going to play around with the guitar when ever I'm bored, so that'll be cool. Well, that's about it. I'm out.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
21 June 2005 @ 11:24 pm
Nutrition: 2 -- Half a breakfast burrito, half a sandwhich, and some chili. Yikes.
Sleep: 1 -- 7 hrs. Sleeping in a blacked out room is very nice.
Relationships: 0 -- Kind of a stressful day with the people in my life, but nothing too bad.
"Alone" Time: 0 -- Unless taking a 2 hr nap counts.
Play Time: 0 -- Hard to come by.
Recovery Total: 3 -- Getting better about sleep, at least.
Workout: 7 -- L-pull ups and HSPU.

I did the WOD today. 20 mins as many rounds possible of 7 HSPU and 12 L-pullups. The pull-ups are killer. I can't keep a good "L" position, and my legs invariably started pointing toward the floor. I guess I need start working these bad boys in my warm ups or something. Maybe I'll check out some of Coach Sommer's stuff to see what he recommends, or I might work on L-sits every day. Or both. I was a lot stronger with the HSPU. I did have to start busting them into sets toward the end of my workout though. This could be because of yesterday's ME workout. My balance is getting a lot better too, and I was able to do a couple free-standing HSPU with my feet floating away from the wall. Nice.


-in bed between 1:00 and 1:30am
-eat breakfast w/ some kind of protein
-Chicken salad for lunch
-alone time
-work on L-sits/pullups
Current Mood: tiredtired
21 June 2005 @ 01:24 am
Nutrition: 2 -- Sort of ate breakfast. Not really.
Sleep: 1 -- haha...no.
Relationships: -1 -- 30 min phone conversation that did not please me
"Alone" Time: 1 -- More time by the pool. Not many ladies today. Sad.
Play Time: 0 -- Not today
Recovery Total: 3 -- Not bad, but could be better.
Workout: 8 -- ME upper body day w/ 115lb standing press.

Ok... I guess I'll set some goals for myself. I want to be getting at LEAST eight hours of sleep by this time next week. My workout felt good today. I predict I'll see big gains in the strength department. I wish I could see the same results in my metabolic workouts (running, swimming, blablabla). I also need to get the "relationships" and "play time" parts of my life handled. I think this means defining EXACTLY what type of friends I want and EXACTLY what I want in a girl. This seems like a lofty goal, but I think that we tend to hit a lot closer to the target when we're looking at the bullseye. It probably wouldn't hurt for me to get away from the video games either. I applied for a job at the library, so hopefully I get that and can have a little money. Oh, one more goal... I will join a football team when intramural season starts back up... all right.. that's enough rambling for now.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal