Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 1, Here We Go

Well we got up this morning and did the chest and back workout followed by the ab ripper x workout. The chest and back routine did not seem as strenuous as I was anticipating, perhaps I need to increase my intensity next time. I do feel it now though so we will see how I feel tomorrow. This workout is a lot of push ups and pull ups. I had to do chair assists on a lot of the pull ups and at some points I dropped to my knees to pump out the last few push ups. There are also a few weight exercises in this one and I chose the wrong weights this time around, I adjusted after the first set but I think I will still need to adjust these again on the next go around. This workout goes by pretty fast and we had to pause it a few times to get our weights or chair or whatever equipment but I think we should have an easier time next week. The Ab Ripper X workout, OH MY GOD!!! This was a humbling experience. Both Sarah and I had a tough time with this and if I had to guess I would say we did something less than half the reps in this routine. Some of the exercises we could not even really do although I think they were different exercises for each of us. It will be interesting to see how we improve on this workout given that it is done 3 times a week. I did like this workout but man is it a killer.

We also start our nutrition plan today. We are in the phase 1 portion which is lower carb and pretty high protein designed to cut some fat during the first 30 days. We had oatmeal (1 cup) and a banana for breakfast. A cup of oatmeal really looks like a lot but I was able to eat it and was not stuffed or anything. I took whey protein (26 grams protein in 8 oz skim milk) and creatine (5 grams 1/2 serving) immediately after the workout and before breakfast. My morning snack is 8 oz. 1% cottage cheese. For lunch I have a salad with chicken and turkey breast and parmesan cheese. For afternoon snack it is 1 oz. spicy cashews, this seems like a very small amount compared to some of the other servings. I will probably eat largely the same thing daily during phase 1 just because it is easier that way. We will do different things for dinner though which will be, for me, 9 oz. meat a serving of dairy and 2 servings of veggies.

So far so good but we need to do plyometrics again tomorrow, should be fun.

Post Workout:
  • Whey Protein (26 grams Protein GNC 100% Whey in skim milk)
  • Creatine (5 grams in water)


  • Oatmeal (1 cup)
  • 1 banana


  • 8 oz. 1% cottaqge cheese (this shit was terrible and I will never eat itr again. I like cottage cheese but not this crap. I literally had to choke it down.)


  • Salad (2 cups spinach, 2 cups lettuce, 9 oz. chicken breast, 1 oz. parmesan, balsamic dressing. This was good and just the right amount.)


  • 1 oz. spicy cashews


  • Island Pork Tenderloin 9 oz. (Yummy!!!)
  • Mixed Veggies 1 cup
  • Brussel Sprouts 1 cup (not a big fan, probably won't eat them again)

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