Today started off on a less than positive note, but I was determined to not be derailed. Food, was right in calorie range, and I got in a great workout. I did Chest and Tri’s tonight.
But first, I want to talk about my diet. I am trying a gluten free diet. Not for weight loss, or because one person says it is healthier than another, but it has been suggested that my acne(painful, cystic, and fluid-filled) could be an intolerance to gluten, or even possibly an Auto-Immune Disease that can see some results by cutting gluten. When I look back at my diet and when my complexion has been the worst, seems to coincide with greater consumption of things such as beer(especially back when I was drinking a lot before I started my journey), whole wheat bread, and when I would have more than one cheat meal in a week that included things such as pasta and pizza crust.
So this is a “testing of a theory” of sorts. I will keep you informed on how I do and what results I see. Also, since I am a HUGE fan of things like rolls and bread sticks for my cheat meals, I may be in here whining a lot:P LOL!
OK…back to my workout. I started by practicing some Zumba songs, and then went right into my chest and tris lifting workout that went like this:
(side note, this was at home in my garage alone, so I always tend to not try to lift as heavy as I might at the gym where there is always someone else around)
Started with a pyramid of bench presses:
set one 10 reps with 65#
set two 10 reps with 75#
set three 8 reps 80#
set four 6 reps 90#
set five 4 reps 100#
3 x 10 Skull Crushers 50#
Superset 3 x 10 Incline Chest Press WITH Incline Dumbbell Flyes with 20# db’s
3 x 8 Power Pushups
Superset 3 x 8 One-arm overhead dumbbell tricep presses with 15# WITH Tricep Dips on Dip rack.
And I finished it all off with a 20 minute run on the TM and 10 minutes of stretching.
Food was good today. Quick summary:
4 egg whites, oatmeal, apple
rice cake and 1T peanut butter
turkey burger with 1.5 cups roasted veggies
and for Tony’s B-day dinner, we grilled steaks, and I had a 5oz filet mignon, blonde potatoes, green beans, and a salad.
Total calories for the day was about 1815, which is just 15 over my limit, so I am good with it, since the steak was kind of a treat.
Now, I am ready for bed! Talk to you all tomorrow for Refocused Day 2!
Make it GREAT!
Superset of 3×8