Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012-04-29 Check In [208.8 @ 36.0]

Mass:  208.8 (-2.0)
Waist:  36.0 (-0.125)
Arm:  16.25 (--)
Thigh:  25.0 (--)
Calf:  15.0 (-0.25)

The lack of major waist change was probably due to a bit of bloat from last night (burger & fries).

I think I have determined that the real factor for my waist, even above diet, is doing sprints.  Hill sprints seem to rip fat off of my waist.  This past week I only did one session, and half-assed it.  Hopefully the weather will continue to be nicer this week so I can run more.

My plan for workout location is to join the SAIC gym once I get back from CO in two weeks.  I will be working really close to the corporate building, so hitting the gym after work will be easy and beneficial in two ways:  1) forces me to work out on a set schedule (and ensures I don't get distracted by stuff at the house); 2) lets me miss traffic on the way home.  If I get to the gym at 5:30ish, then I will be able to warm up, lift, do brief cardio (treadmill sprints only take 10-15 minutes), and then leave at 7:00 or so.  Which will let a lot of the traffic die down, shortening my commute.

This also dovetails nicely with my lifting cycles.  My current 5/3/1 cycle will end next week (just before I head to CO).  Then I can start a new cycle when I return.  For lifting days, I will probably keep on the 4-day per week plan, and lift Mon, Tues, & Thurs at the gym.  Deadlifts will be on Saturday at the house.  Reasons for the funky schedule:  1) deadlifting heavy is best done where they don't care about noise; 2) Gives me Wednesdays for Buffy/mid-week relaxation; 3) On my 9/80 work schedule, I will only be in the office every other Friday, so scheduling a lifting day then would not work very well.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012-04-21 Check In [210.8 @ 36.125]

Mass:  210.8 (-2.2)
Waist:  36.125 (-0.5)
Arm:  16.25 (-0.125)
Thigh:  25.0 (--)
Calf:  15.25 (--)

Note:  Mass is going to be in 10ths, rather than 1/4ths.  Different type of scale.

Loss-wise, this went rather well.  2.2#, and 0.5".  Granted, fat loss is not linear, but hopefully I will be able to maintain a somewhat consistent waist-loss for a while, which would put me fully leaned out sometime in July.  I'd be ok with this.  4-6 weeks pre-D*con would permit me to slowly ramp up and solidify.  Also, it would give me a good time frame to make/acquire new costumes that will fit.

Also - doing hill sprints means that my lifts will suffer.  Oh well.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

2012-04-15 Check in [213.0 @ 36.625] - Post DC Move

Mass:  213.0 (+7.5)
waist:  36.625 (+0.875)
Arm:  16.375 (--)
thigh:  25.0 (+0.125)
calf:  15.25 (+0.125)

Yeah, this is horrible, but not much worse than I expected.  I moved from CO to NoVA this past week.  Horrid diet (all meals out), no real exercise, etc.  Today I am restarting.

My diet will be what was working before [5 meals @ 40p each.  40c breakfast & post-workout, 15f others].

Lifting will be a 4-day 5/3/1 split, with minimal assistance.

Cardio will start with hill sprints 3 days a week.  Cardio increases will involve walking, steady state-ish jogging, and more sprints.

Monday, April 2, 2012

2012-04-01 Check in [205.5 @ 35.5]

Mass:   205.5 (+0.5)
Waist:  35.675 (+0.125)
Arm:  16.375 (--)
Thigh:  24.875 (--)
Calf:  15.125 (--)

Eh.  Not surprising.