Weight Loss Journal: October 8th

Weight Loss Journal - Oct 8 - Selfie

Bright and early yesterday morning I dragged myself out of bed and made my way over to Anytime Fitness of Gilbertsville. Knowing that I had Personal Training with CustomFit Training later that evening, I wanted to keep the session light and avoid taxing my muscles with heavy weights.

I programmed the Elliptical for Intervals (30 Minutes @ 17 Resistance) and got down to business. After I was finished with the cool down and about ready to call it a morning, I hopped onto the rowing machine and put in 2,000 meters. Rather than pull like my life depended on it, I just kept a steady pace throughout the workout.

Thoroughly sweaty, I headed home to get started on work. Around lunch time my wife gave me that look and said that she has been wanting Pizza for a couple of days now. Should we order one for lunch? I’ve had a pretty solid week on the food front and she has been working out consistently so we wound up going with take-out. Instead of Pizza we opted for the Cheese steak Special at the local pizza joint.

Over 1,000 calories and an over-full belly later, I immediately regretted the decision. I don’t often indulge like that but I felt it was a worthwhile cheat meal for the week. Besides, I’d just push a bit harder during Personal Training to work off some of those excess calories.

When I walked through the door to CustomFit Training I was greeted by a sinister looking array of equipment. It would seem my personal trainer keeps up with my blog and was aware that I was a bit disappointed with the caloric burn from our previous session. He intended to remedy that.

There were moments during that hour long session that I hated him but that is exactly what I want in a personal trainer. I want to be pushed beyond my comfort zone so that I can see for myself what I’m capable of if I don’t hold myself back.

There were a handful of times when I began to taste that cheese steak all over again. It was not a pleasant experience and I don’t know that I’ll look at a cheese steak the same way again. It stayed down but I had my doubts at times.

By the end of the day I had consumed 2,431 calories. On the surface, that isn’t bad at all considering almost half of that came from a heavy lunch (which I ate 4 hours before my workout). The problem lies in the Macro breakdown. 33% Protein (192 grams), 27% Carbs (160 grams), and an astonishing 40% Fat (102 grams).

I still have some work to do with my Macros but I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it.

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