Starting weight: 171 lbs
This week: 168 lbs
As always, writing this on the treadmill. Always incredibly focused writing-wise because writing on the phone just forces me to single task.
What went well: new gym, sticking with it
- Okay I guess joining a new gym isn’t exactly working out or eating well. But it’s setting something up for the future and also putting some money into things.
What can be improved: just need to eat less
- Yes, there are nuances with food choices. But it’s not like I’m slamming Big Macs and Big Gulps down day in and day out. So it’s a matter of food volume right now. I have okay snacks but just snack way too much. And I still tend to go a little too crazy with the weekend meals.
- Maybe I don’t need to eat a pound of rib eye.
Experiment to try: new gym + pea protein shakes
- Today’s the first day back after squatting with a barbell for the first time since pre-pandemic. I think this is the right type of sore. Will try to continue with RPT on wed-fri-sun. Going to a river this weekend so that’s a little more motivation. First time in swim trunks since early pandemic as well. Let’s gooo.
- I saw the vegan (pea) protein shakes at Costco and picked them up. Wish they had beef protein in ready-made drinks. Whey always seems to lead to acne for me. So I’m trying this out to see if it helps curb hunger when I’m feeling snack-y.
- Finally signed up for Alan Aragon’s fitness/nutrition research review newsletter after hearing about it here and there year after year. Two fold benefit: learn about fitness/nutrition + study good writing in a newsletter format.
From The Greyskull LP by John Sheaffer:
It’s true that progress in terms of building strength or lean body mass may not come as rapidly training less frequently, however it is important to remember that there are things in life infinitely more important than lifting weights.
That’s a nice reminder, especially after reading “Arnold” which was on the extreme where there were few things more important than lifting weights.