Today is the first official day of my Training Log, and is also fortunately my first training day. Woke up at 5:30 this morning, as always, after a night of little-to-no sleep, and prepped myself a mug of bulletproof coffee, then headed on down to the gym for my bench day.
TRAINING – BENCH DAYNotes:
Bench (67.5x5/5/4) (65x5/5)
OHP: (45x5/5/4) (47.5x3/3)
Barbell Row: 5x5x42.5
Hanging Leg Raises: 20/20/20, BW+1kgx11
Push Ups: Bwx20/17/17
- Bench wasn't so great today, felt a bit icky, but still managed to hit my last week PR of 67.5kg for reps.
- My barbell row has improved, so I think I'll up the weight to 45kg.
- I did chins for where I usually do barbell curls, and realised how crap my form is at that. Need to work on these.
- Added a 1kg weight to my leg raises for a set, which was... interesting.
- Added push ups at the end. Was kinda nice.
Overall?... Fairly good session. Next session on Wednesday for Squats.
Afterwards, my girlfriend picked me up at McCafe and we headed to Uni. Had to present A) A recount on a past even from our childhood and B) an analysis of a children's novel. I got 5/5 overall.. then again, it was peer-assessed. But I'm still awesome.
Then we had Tech, to which my girlfriend left to sit in the car because she felt ill, so I had to endure an hour of boredom. Then we went home, to which she chilled at mine for a bit for a nap before leaving. It was nice having her over; she looked real cute sleeping under my duvet.
Not creepy at all.
The rest of the noon was spent simultaneously working on ideas for my novel and playing Skyrim, as the protaganist from my novel. I do that.
I find I get a lot of stimulation for my writing by playing video games. I always design my characters in them. I talked about games in literacy, funnily enough. I love how, in games, you can choose your own path, rather than blindly follow the character – even in a linear storyline, you can fail, you can fall. Maybe it's because I love a challenge and enjoy beating things better than me, or maybe it's a universal reason, but that's why I love games over books and movies. "Not an art form" my arse.
Had dinner with my sister, and we watched Hellsing Abridged videos, which are, by the way, godamn hilarious. You should watch them too. *TFS* Hellsing Ultimate Abridged Episode 1 - YouTube
Dinner was lazy as hell, and wasn't nearly enough, so I made myself a massive bowl of protein rice-pudding for dessert, which knocked me out for about an hour before my best friend down in Christchurch called and we Skyped.
Garrett (my friend's name for the benefit of the interwebz) and I discussed writing, women, whiskey and the nature of the universe. Because we're awesome. I'm looking forward to see him later this year when he moves back up. In high school, he and I were hanging out almost daily. I miss him. Soon as he gets up, it's all about drinks and on the town.
Then I called my girlfriend and we talked each other to sleep. Apparently, I now owe her two "stories" to read her tomorrow night. Yay?... But in all seriousness, love that girl to bits.
Fairly solid day/10
But now... teh eatz...
(10g Butter/Coconut Oil)
Post-Workout Curried-Tuna and rice
Pretty much was tuna mixed with Greek Yoghurt and curry spices on top of 50g white rice.
A lonely, single pear. (No pic)
Basically, coconut flour crusted home-baked potato crisps (would have used sweet potato, but we were out, and potatos stick to to the baking paper) and fried eggs on top. Eaten with my sister watching hilarious videos.
Protein Rice-pudding: 3h1Ht6R.jpg
125g white rice, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, sliced up pear, apple, dates and a dollop of honey served with sliced banana on top with a dash of cinammon. The hnnnnng level of this was off the charts.
Coffee Consumption: Six cups
I know as a fact I didn't eat enough, so I'll make up for it tomorrow. I'm roughly 200kcal down.