¡Ay Mi Estómago!

I physically felt pretty rotten today. My guts were in a bunch.

But (as you can plainly see on this fancy calendar) I had a workout to do. So I done did it. Dood.

My run was pretty pathetic. I felt sorta blah and didn't do the 2 miles I planned. For whatever reason, the 24 Hour Fitness I go to has decided the treadmill and cardio area doesn't need fans or air conditioning. And it doesn't take too many people to get the temp (and humidity) up in a windowless room.

But my legs felt great, so I should knock tomorrow's 3 miler out of the park. I reckon I'll do it at Kezar Stadium's all-weather track. It'll be nice to mix it up a bit.

Weightlifting

Squats: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 135lbs
Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps @ 145, 155, 165lbs
Still Dips: 3 sets of 5 reps
Lat Pull-Downs: 3 sets of 5 reps @ heavy weight
Lunges: 1 set of 5 reps forward/backward, each side

Kids, I tell ya: I think those dorsiflex/shin strengthening exercises (see video here) are the real deal. Sure, I feel like a knob walking around the gym on my heels, but oh well. I am the same guy that bought Crocs, so I guess I'm not too concerned with what folks may think (sometimes). Etceteras.

Food

Poor @LosBee has been diagnosed with celiac disease. This is the girl that made it through med school and most of undergrad eating nothing but Kraft Mac & Cheese, so going gluten-free is a pretty big "oh crap!".

As such, we're changing our diet around a lot—no more pasta, bread or beer for her. Which pretty much means no more of those things for me, either.

As crappy as it is, it's good timing; after hitting what's probably my highest weight ever, I've been looking to switch up my diet anyway, so it's good to have an immutable driving force that'll keep me on track. It also fits in with my desire to become more disciplined in my fitness and health endeavors.

I've carved out a menu that consists of 2% milk, OJ, brown rice, steel cut oatmeal, eggs, potatoes, beans, chicken breast, greens (spinach and mixed greens), whole wheat bread, fruit and whey protein. These might sound like normal things to eat to most, but for me it's a pretty lean selection—something I refer to as The Aescetic Menu. Keep in mind, I've eaten more pizza, more steak and more cheeseburgers in the past year than I could even begin to count. So, this is a step in the right direction.

At some point I may begin to keep formal tabs on and publish any weightloss. We shall see.

2 Brilliant Remarks:

  1. Dana said...

    If you still like those squats ... try some kettle bell swings. I did a few sets of them 2 days ago and am still feeling it in a big way.

  2. Dana
    They had kettle bells at the boxing gym I used to belong to, but I never tried them. Looks awesome. Since there's a motion to it, I'd imagine there's some technique you have to learn so you don't put yourself in the hospital.
    I'll check it out next time I get a chance. Thanks!