Week 5 – Buckling Down!

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

Protein shake

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

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