The signs were all there – clothes that no longer fit, sharper chin, higher cheekbones – even before the results of today’s body assessment came out. Oh, I knew I was on the light side but not this light! 38.3kg. Flippin h***! I thought I was at least 40 and I put the lighter weight on being athletic. Overall, I am OK and feel great; just need to put on another 9kg of FAT (LOL!) and 3kg of muscle mass. Just how I am supposed to do that is up in the air since I am already having 5 meals a day and trying to increase portion sizes during dinners.
Just yesterday, I was reading Monica’s post on refueling and it rang aloud in my ears this morning when Michael and I went through the results: if I am going to put my body through this, I should treat it well. That means refueling and refueling it well (a.k.a. no junk!). I will try to tweak my diet gradually starting with increasing portion sizes – probably protein to start with, moving on to veg and fruits. I might substitute or mix about other stuff after that – brown rice or quinoa for carbs etc.
Ideas are welcomed!
Moving on to this morning’s legs-and-shoulders session (it was not too tough or am I getting stronger?):
a) Nautilus Nitro overhead shoulder press
b) DB lateral raise
c) Technogym leg press (we started with 100lbs but somehow it didn’t feel like 100; I thought it was 80 until I looked at the pin – see that’s what I mean…it didn’t feel that tough; then again, we didn’t hit 160 today)
d) DB walking lunges
e) Cybex Eagle prone leg curl
f) Technogym cable seated rear delt
g) DB frontal raise
h) Hoist leg extension (as usual my quads were burning towards the end!)
i) Ab crunches on fit ball