Thursday, July 27, 2006
Scales are STUPID!!
Okay--You've heard it before and you will surly hear it again- SCALES ARE STUPID!!
As you may know I have been "buffing" now officially for a full week, my starting weight was 128-129, I thought I had made progress --on Sunday I was 127--but apparently I was dehydrated(which make sense since I had half a HUGE bottle of wine on SAT night--bad girl)--because I've weighed 128-129 all week! Also I need to mention that I am on NOXCG3 and that is the culprit for the loss of loss on the scale.
Typically I do not take anything that makes me retain water (like creatine and even l-glutamine) while on a "buffing" phase- BECAUSE I can't get over the mental barrier of not seeing a huge difference in my body when I put in so much extra effort.
Now last night I ran, did sprints and didn't eat before bed and I still woke up at 128.8 pounds! I am kinda frustrated by that since I had a goal of getting to 126 by tomorrow--BTW that will not happen, lol!!
BUT- I am making progress here is why:
I am getting leaner- my six pack is almost in full view
My booty is getting slightly smaller
My shoulders are now "popping"
I still have one more week of "buffing" so I will stay the course- keep taking my NOXCG3 and see what happens...If I stay 128...so be it--BUT I will be leaner- BY GEORGE!!
Here is my workout from today-
warm up r-bike 10 min--felt horrible!
Then Cybex lat pulls
130x10 felt horrible
Assisted pull ups
wide 40#x4 felt horrible...so I needed to fix this problem--Here is what I did
Drank a protein shake and went tanning :smile:
Then started again- Much better this time around--FOOD works wonders :wow:
Cybex lat pulls
paired with bicep curl machine
Lat pulls wide
paired with weighted broomstick rotations- for the obliques(my back is finally what I would consider"healthy" for the first time since forever!--which means since I was 17 I've had very bad lower back issues--which got much worse by bearing childeren--post Gunner I was "laid up" a lot --the last time I was "laid up" was a year ago now--the key has been regaining my lower lumbar curve with exercises like CATS and deadlifts--So until about 2 months ago "rotation type exercises" were a NO, NO for me and my tricky back--now I am working to regain healthy core rotation--It is going GREAT)
25 reps each sidex3sets
90x12 fast, explosive movement
lower back extensions
Isolateral behind the neck hammer pulls
Standing free bar shoulder press (behind neck)
laterals one arm at a time
upright rows with dumbells
knee ups and pikes on bench straight forward
r-bike 7 min
20 min of intervals(some forward and some backward) and silly movements :smile:
that's all!! LOL!
Posted by Michelle Berger