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Old 05-13-2013, 06:26 PM
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great work and really appreciate the 5x5 feedback!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:32 PM
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great work and really appreciate the 5x5 feedback!
The way you have put them together makes them doable. Even though they last nearly 30 minutes, the time flies by for me, and I'm always looking forward to the next exercise, set, etc. The order, exercise choice, and general flow of it keeps me engaged. Thanks Craig!
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:17 PM
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Default Day 8: 5-10-13

Off Day.

Went and walked some wheat fields with one of my salesmen. Nice to be close to home. Wife went with me and we ate lunch out. She had to get back for an appointment so we had to grab something quick, so not the best.

Breakfast was usual breakfast shake.

Lunch was sonic. Had a bacon and egg breakfast burrito.

For Dinner I made Asian Turkey burgers. Had good flavor. We all liked them. Raw veggies as sides.

I made banana pudding from greek yogurt and mashed up banana. Flavored with Biotrust protein and stevia. From Dave and Karine's Metabolic Cookbook. Annie and I liked it.

Total calories for the day: 1347 A little low.

I struggle a bit on the calories. I'm low more than high nowadays.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:32 PM
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Default Day 9: 5-11-13

Saturday.

Started out with breakfast. Kari made steel cut oatmeal. I added a little peanut butter and a scoop of protein powder.

Workout was Home Workout Revolution Bodyweight 500 challenge.

I enjoyed this, but it was tough for me. I'm humbled and likely needed it some.

Did the following:
50 low box jumps
50 Prisoner Squats
50 Push ups
50 Lunges (25/side)
50 TRX Rows
50 Stability ball leg curls (Used TRX for this)
50 Stability ball roll outs (Used TRX did ab fallouts)
50 Lateral lunges (25/side)
50 Split shuffles
50 Jumping Jacks

For lunch my wife requested grilled bacon cheese burgers. I skipped the bun. Had oven fries as well. Carrots and radishes raw as well.

Dinner was a protein shake.

We had air popped popcorn with a movie for an evening snack.

Total calories: 1473 as I figured on my fitness pal. I log everything, but generally guesstimate portions, so I may be + or -.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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Default Day 10: 5-12-13

Sunday. Rest day.

I did some yard work, tinkered in the garage and then tilled the garden. Was active didn't sit much, but didn't really exercise. Need to be more intentional on off days.

We had our typical breakfast shake.

For lunch after church I made pizza tilapia from Dave Reul and Karine Losier's Metabolic cookbook. I sauteed yellow squash and onions and we had carrots and radishes for a vegetable.

For dinner I smoked pork chops. We had leftover squash, jasmati rice, and carrots and green beans for veggies.

We went out for ice cream after dinner for Mother's day, so I have to add that in as well.

Total calories on the day: ~1713.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:48 PM
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Default Day 11: 5-13-13

We started our day with a breakfast shake. Kari tried to make an orange julius protein shake. It had an orange in it...

Workout was Home Workout Revolution Ladder 4 x 4

Low box jumps 6..1..6
Decline close grip push ups 6..1..6
Sumo Squat 6..1..6
Screach 6/side..1/side..6/side

Also did the optional HWR 20-10 workout #7 10 minute bodyweight workout.

Run in place 20-10 x 4
Spiderman climb push up 20-10 x 4
Switch lunge 20-10 x 4
Burpee 20-10 x 4
Jumping jacks 20-10 x 4

Good workout. Needed that little extra the optional gave me.

Lunch was a leftover pork chop, corn, leftover squash, and some grapes.

Dinner was broccoli, softshell tacos with lean beef, and refried beans.

I made banana greek yogurt pudding from Dave Reul and Karine Losier's metabolic cookbook again for dessert. Made 2 servings and divided it by 3 for us.

Total calories: 1516

I need to add some more vegetables in, but I need to get a few more calories as well I'm thinking. I'm not sure what to add as I'm not starving or really all that hungry. But my fat loss goals as well as building muscle will require fuel, but I'm not real sure how much more.

Suggestions?

Thanks,

Jim
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:17 PM
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If you want to add more veggies you could look at your shakes and pump them with some spinach/kale.

Snacking on nuts or adding them or nut butter to things such as your desserts could also add in some calories.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:53 PM
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If you want to add more veggies you could look at your shakes and pump them with some spinach/kale.

Snacking on nuts or adding them or nut butter to things such as your desserts could also add in some calories.
Thanks. We have 2-3 cups of spinach in our shakes and are starting to add flax seeds for a bit more fiber.

I carry raw almonds with me when I travel, but I have had difficulty adjusting to them. I like the taste fine, but when I'm on the road I'm not always certain where I am with calories and I tend to go to the light side instead of toward the top end. I had actually forgotten about the spinach, so I'm a bit closer than I think, just been looking at my plate and thinking I need to be closer to 1/2 veggies 1/4 protein, 1/4 (or less) starch.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:02 PM
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Default Day 12 5-14-13

Rest day today. I need to get a bit more intentionally active on my rest days. I've been slacking a bit. With the travel and the business of work I'm making excuses. I've not been sedentary, but not intentionally active either.

I didn't do any formal workout today.

Had a protein shake for breakfast today. Changed it up a bit.

It was Biotrust protein, almond milk, 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter, 1/2 banana, spinach (a couple hand-fulls) and a tbsp of flaxseed meal. Trying to increase fiber a little. Would like to get to 30 g a day, or at least try to or see what that is like.

Lunch was 3 eggs, ezekiel bread, broccoli, radishes and carrots (both raw).

Dinner was Metabolic Meatballs (from Dave Ruel and Karine Losiers Metabolic cookbooK), leak and tomato quinoa (again from Dave and Karine's cookbook), green beans, sauteed onions and jalapeno's.

My snacks throughout the day were Grapes, almonds, and walnuts.

Total calories 1799. That is more the number I am shooting for.

I do wonder if I'm eating too much fruit though. I seem to feel like I've plateau'd a bit over the last couple of weeks. Maybe it is in my head, but I think I could clean up my diet a bit more. I do realize that I have cheated some with some simple sugars in the last couple weeks, so I will shore that up going forward. I want to put my best foot forward in the contest.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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Jim, the beauty of these 84 days is you can try different things, get feedback and make adjustments. Fruit doesn't affect me very much. White carbs on the other hand....Keep at it, you will find what works. Concetta
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