Winter Schedule

I feel lazy, if only because I haven’t really pushed myself this month so far. I am happy to stick with the bootcamps and days off that I should be cranking out workouts. So it’s time for a shakeup. Each year around this time I clear out the garage in preparation to park the car overnight and in doing so, remove the Olympic lifting platform and weights. So it’s back to the basement for a few months of DVD workouts which will give me a chance to get some P90X2, Body Beast and Tapout XT workouts in and possible reviewed too! I guess I will be starting this week too since the weather forecast is telling me that temperatures won’t get above zero again any time soon. It’s not that I can’t take the cold, but rather that it’s dangerous for me to allow my back to get cold and stiff while I work out and my experience has taught me that rotating back to the basement is a welcome change, in addition to being a more stringent workout schedule. Since I will still be doing bootcamp by the looks of things it will have to look like this:

Monday – Bootcamp
Tuesday – Rest or Yoga/stretch
Wednesday – Bootcamp
Thursday – Critical Day Option
Friday – WOD at Gym or RKC at work
Saturday – Full DVD workout
Sunday – Full DVD workout

Also, to update my diet changes I feel a little better, a little stronger and a little bigger but I think my weight is up slightly as I adjust back from the heavier carb cycle. I was thinking it would take at least 2 weeks to see any significant change and of course I am frustrated even though it’s only been a week. I will keep on for another week, it’s hard getting used to the trick of only eating when you need to rather than allowing yourself to snack on fruits all day. I am just waiting for the ketosis to kick in so I won’t feel hungry at all, and in fact, I am already seeing a significant change in my appetite. In addition, I am not yet into the dvd workouts as listed above and so my activity is slightly lower than it will be in the coming weeks. At this rate I am hoping to break through the 232 sticking point and hit 220 by Christmas or New Year.

7 Days Work Plus 12 Hour Shifts = Cranky Caveman

Working 12 hours shifts is nothing i am familiar with nor something I would like to get used to but for the upgrade to our systems this past weekend that was exactly what I had to do. That meant that after my Olympic lifting session on Friday that I had to improvise and do an RKC workout with 20 floors of stairs and 20 minutes on an elliptical. It also meant a wicked arms only workout on Sunday pyramiding from 15lbs all the way to 45lb dumbbells and back down for curls and tricep extensions. It’s now Monday and I have to teach bootcamp tonight which I think will be bodyweight and of course 2 hours of coaching after that.

I’m tired, I am a little frustrated with my weight and I think I am going to try and reduce my carbs a little to see if I can shift a few more pounds. I mean I am not even thinking about my carb load any more and I just calculated an average day when I coach and I was amazed to see the basic elements stack up like this:

Calories 3,099
Fat g 122.7
Carbs g 310.5
Protein g 193.7
The interesting thing is that 210g of those carbs came from bananas and coconut water.
no more bananas for me, and I am going to closely monitor my fruit intake and replace the nuts I shunned a few weeks ago. The goal is to shift my profile from carbs to fat with the same amount of protein and see what happens. My inkling is that I will start to see some weightloss again since my biggest losses came with a HFLC diet when I started Paleo.