Week Three -July 25th
Still not settled in a Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning routine. Partly due to pretty bad insomnia. I did get all three workouts in though. The problem was that I did Monday, Friday, Saturday. I really need at least a day between workouts to let my muscles recover.
We tweaked my workouts a bit. I do groups of exercises with 2-3 back to back. The problem was that some didn’t make sense logistically in the gym. Mike is super easy to work with.
Week Four – August 1st
Still not M/W/F, but at least a day between. Did Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Skipped Friday because I essentially got 1 hour of sleep that night. I wound up working from 1AM to 5:30AM Friday morning and then I was a zoombie after. (I did take and pass both of my Google AdWords exams to stay certified – so that was a plus!)
My nutrition was pretty much on point – even with it being that time of the month. I am getting the hang of the two different days (training day calories and rest day calories). I find myself snacking a lot less.
Misc Thoughts and Concerns
I am going to try Tuesday/Thursday afternoon and sometime Saturday this week. Quite possibly this will be better for me and maybe help my sleep. Who knows? Although having been awake since 3AM Monday, not so sure.
I told my trainer I didn’t like some of the exercises he had assigned me. He asked me why (as he should) and I really had to think about it. The exercises I didn’t like were the bodyweight exercises. I told him I preferred machines and dumbbells because they made me feel more badass. Hopefully we will make some adjustments in phase 2.
I am sticking to my nutrition plan probably around 80-95% of the time. I still hate when people comment on what I eat/don’t eat. I am planning and juggling my macros at all times. No one but me really knows where they are and what I have had.
I definitely feel stronger and leaner. I am already moving up in the weights I use and I can tell a difference in how my clothes fit.
I had been off caffeine for a while and last week with all the bad sleep and that time of the month, caffeine came back in full force.
I still miss true carb cycling. I miss Feast days (and fast days). I am hoping that next phase we might incorporate it.
I bought a Fitbit Alta – mainly for the sleep tracking. It also has a reminder to get up and move every hour. And the Alta has interchangeable bands. Any guesses what color I bought with mine?Dear Coach: Vol 3 - My progress & thoughts as I work with a new personal trainer.… Click To Tweet
Overall, a fairly successful two weeks. Got in all six weeks and stayed close to my nutrition. Anxious to see if I like the afternoon workouts more than the early mornings.
What’s your weekly workout schedule?