Hey Robert... I KNOW... I really did want to go, but when your trying to get in 2 hours of cardio a day, packing up 5 meals and driving to L.A. in the heat was more than I could handle. I REEEEALLLY wanted to go, but getting in shape is my primary focus.
Yep, the AR conferences are not the place to go to focus on eating well, eating light and training hard. Loads of temptations to stay up way late. Overpriced, poor tasting, poor nutrition hotel food. Caloric vegan junk food. All of that plus a little drama in the air -- not the place to be when you are cutting calories
At this point, I don't think I'd be tempted by the yummy Vegan food surrounding me as this has never been my problem. Moreso packing the things I need to eat such as the protein shakes, veggies, etc. I eat very specific, so there's really no improvising so yeah... more the packing the food and eating it on time. I will play with it more when I feel I've got a few weeks under my belt of eating and training this way, but right now I don't want to jeapordize getting cocky with the program.
Had an awesome leg and bicep workout today.
Smith Mach Squats
4 x 12 @ 50 lbs
Smith Mach Lunges
4 x 12 @ 50 lbs
I was sweating my ass off on these. REEEALLY tried to get completely parallel and even below parallel. After reading a couple fitness articles, I realized I wasn't coming down in squats as far as I was capable and what a difference! I'm not a sweater at all so I'm suprised how much these made me sweat
Straight Leg Deadlifts
4 x Ball Crunches
1 hour Ellyptical
1 hour Recumbant Bike
I am feeling awesome about the work I've put in lately. Feels amazing to wake up and be so in control of my choices. I feel very powerful.
Sofa cushion guy (inside joke as to why I refer to him that way... but that is what I call him) cancelled tonight cuz he said he thinks he's coming down with something. I was actually very relieved cuz I probably would have had a glass of wine. Which wouldn't have been a big deal if I had compensated with a fruit serving, but I just was glad to be able to give it my all once again to training and diet.
Yes, I'm human... I'm far from perfect... and I have difficulty having a date without a glass of wine to relax and unwind. Its really my only vice, so again... was greatful to not have that inner struggle. It's been about 2 weeks of diet and training perfection. Anyways... beyond exhausted. Goin to bed.