OptimusPrimal's Primal Jounrnal
First off, I want to apologize to the other Optimus Primal here on the forums. I did not know you had that username until I was already posting. (if anyone knows how I can change my username without losing my same posts, please let me know.)
Anyways, I am 26 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and currently weigh 208 pounds. I haven't done an accurate body fat measurement yet, but a quick tool I found online estimated I was at about 16% BF with 177 pounds of lean mass.
I mapped out my primal blueprint last week, I have started incorporating the exercise regimen. I've been moving slowly, I took my baseline 5 essential movements, and I even did my first sprint workout on Friday!
I have been trying to avoid carbs and have been doing an OK job (until this last weekend) and I figured keeping a daily journal of what I eat, and what exercises I do, will keep me honest.
I live in the #6 fattest city in America, Kansas City, MO. so avoiding unhealthy foods if something I need to try extra hard to do.
My baseline 5 essential movements are as follows:
Pushups - 31
Pullups - 7
Squats - 75+
Dive-bombers - 12
Plank - 80 sec
I am extremely looking forward to all the numbers going up!!!!
I will post again tonight with baseline pictures and my food intake for the day.
Last edited by OptimusPrimal; 03-14-2011 at 11:06 AM.
Reason: wanted to add more information
OK, (real) day one
B - 2 Oranges and Coffee
S - Apple
L - Steak & Mushrooms
Activity - The 5 Essentials Workout
D - Chicken Breast and Mushroom
See baseline pics below:
OK so today was a little setback since last night I started feeling sick with a sore throat and my joints were hurting like I had a fever. I had to stay home from work today since I felt so bad, but I stuck to eating primal.
B - Wasn't Hungry
L - Turkey and Asparagus
D - Chicken breast.
Time to go to bed.
B - coffee
L - Shrimp Cocktail
D - Chinese Buffet, UGH, but I didn't have any fried meat, noodles, crab rangoons, or anything else with grains associated with it.
Journals 3-17 through 3-20
Thursday, St. Patty's day
B- not hungry
L- Grilled Turkey and Asparagus, mmm...
Activity - My wife took me to urgent care for a severe cold
D - Chicken Fajitas (without the tortillas) and a green light beer
B- Made Scrambled eggs, but they sucked, so I had an orange instead
L- Fried chicken...UGH
Activity - Still trying to get over my cold, so null
D- T-bone and popcorn, and 3 light beers later on...
B- Sausage, Egg and Cheese on whole wheat from panera with coffee of course
L- 1/2 Lb Burger with grilled bacon and mushrooms, no bun : ) and a side of fresh fruit
D - Fantastic Indian food, which by the way I had never had before. I got Indian style BBQ. 100% meat, lamb, chicken, shrimp and sausage.
B- eggs and sausage
L- Leftover Indian food
D - Pork Steak and mixed veggies w/o corn, and a mushroom