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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2010, 07:55:53 PM »
Ok, I vaguely remember those days, at least on the first day listed theres items and quantity that I didn't add.

If i'm drinking my food consumption usually stops and my water consumption is cut to 1/4.

The guy is right though, after reading his message I started counting calories again and I have been eating too little.  I'm a food loving mofo so I am dumbfounded how such a feat is possible for me.

 Also for the record I rarely eat things like bear claws and other pastries, I usually find them repulsive but I was really hungry when I got home that night.  It's becoming obvious that my nutrition goes to shit every Sunday, With your guy's help is come to my attention, thank you.


Friday

Workout: yay i finally worked out again. I did two tv workout shows. 1st was 30 min long, second was 60 min.


Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 bread, bunch of oyster crackers.

Lunch: Asparagus, super sandwich

Dinner: pizza

Snack: green tea with giner root


Saturday

Workout: gardening

Snack: green tea with ginger

Breakfast: apple, salad

Lunch: fishsticks

Huge snack/dinner: steak, salad, flat bread or whatever

the hell it was.

Snack: 2 eggs, 1 bacon, cheese, bread, 2 choclate egg

things.

Total calories for the day: approx 1900


Sunday

workout: none really. If you consider it an ab exercise

I had a 300lb guy sit on my stomach

breakfast: 2 eggs, strip of turkey bacon, cilantro, a

shroom.

Lunch: two bananas

post lunch: ramen soup with some chicken and other stuff

dinner: Spangles fast food

I acknowledge today was just a straight up awful day

for nutrition. Excluding the fast food I probably had

less than 1k calories. Whats more I never finished the

soup or Spangles.



I've noticed a few weak points I need to work on.
Shoulders
Calves
Obliques
forearms

I need to plan my meals in advance more. I should also

perhaps precook some meals so they'll be ready as left

overs.  I think i'm not eating enough because I'm sick

of thinking about eating, eg too much of this, not

enough of that.








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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2010, 08:04:56 PM »
While I'm tired and should go to bed I'm going to categorize my salads for your future reference. Also for future reference garlic and ginger are always fresh

Basic Salad:  Romain lettuce, carrots, celery, usually cilantro, usually fresh garlic.

Super Salad: Romain Lettuce, Kale, spinach, carrots, celery, cilantro, ginger, garlic, mushroom, red bell pepper, green onion, some sort of meat, Sometimes some sort of cheese.

Having 2 super salads in one day will ass rape your digestive system.  I try not to add salad dressing and usually succeed.


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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2010, 10:09:41 AM »
Just another Manic Monday 19 Apr 2010

Workout: chest, back, abs

Breakfast:  oatmeal, peanut butter, banana 1 srv ea.

Lunch: 2 eggs, a shroom, some ginger, garlic, cilantro

and spinach. So in total about 2 servings of veg.  I

also had some tortilla chips. yum salt.

snack: bowl of cereal with 1/2 banana, tortilla chips.

Dinner: chicken breast, asparagus, tortilla chips.

Snack: green tea

about 1600 calories today.  Even with the salty ass

chips I only consumed about 2700mg of sodium.

Tyrday

workout: arms, only did 3 sets. would have done all 5

had I known I would of had the time.

Breakfast: oatmeal with peanutbutter

Snack: super salad

Lunch: chicken cordon bleu

snack: bowl of cereal with soy milk

Dinner: chicken and asparagus

snack: chips and salsa

snack: egg bread

Total calories approx: 1700.



Hump Day

Workout:  ab exercises, Yoga.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 wheat bread.

I dont remember what else I had


Thors day

workout: I'm fairly certain I didnt do anything

breakfast, 3 eggs, 3 toast.

rest of the day: i had food.












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I've Totally slacked since the 24-25 last month.
Lack of food that weekend sent me into starvation mode that lasted until that tuesday or wednesday.  Also from

Monday 26th to Saturday the 1st. I did not exercise at all.  My muscles really hated me.  When I finally did stuff

again on Sunday my body didn't want to do much.
I also haven't eaten nearly as many veggies as I would have liked.

Oh well that was then and this is now and now I'm doing good again.

Sunday

workout: grappling and some cardio drills.  we added striking to our grappling, my back took some abuse.


Monday

Workout: Calisthenics - various pushups and situps.  I did about 80 pushups I guess, the last few sets I had to finish on my knees. 
abs I did around 20 reps each time.
I should note that from grappling I decided to beef up my mid section so I've ramped up my ab exercises.
Heres a link to what I'm doing:  http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hugo26.htm
Its a huge difference from my previous maintenance ab workout.


Breakfast - I don't remember, either my usual eggs n bread or the oatmeal, banana, peanut butter.

Lunch - Fried Chicken

Dinner - Chicken gizzards, 2 awesome muffins, potatoes. 

Snack - ice cream
 
mmm fine example of healthy eating today.  Take note I didn't eat a single veg or fruit.


Tuesday

Workout:  Calisthenics - light jogging(cardio I know, but it's mainly to build up my calf muscles again), squats,

lunges, and straight leg deadlifts.  Turns out my back wasnt fullly healed from Sunday. after the deadlifts the sore

spot where I got kneed hurts again.  Its really not bad i'm just being a whiny bitch.

Breakfast: none,

Lunch: semi super salad and a left over fried chicken wing from last night.

snack:  pizza

dinner: pizza



Wwednesday

workout: abs and hopefully yoga.  I ended up doing some jogging and light sprints, around 60 speed and as my form

improved moved up to about 75% speed.  My knees held up rather well, I'm happy.  Last Sunday my right knee buckled as I was grappling.

breakfast: 1 egg 1 bread

lunch: oatmeal, banana, peanut butter

snack: chicken and rice

dinner: steak, eggroll, birthday cake, my moms B-day!

Sadly the only veggies I had today were from the eggroll. 

Now that I know I can 'run' with out f#cking shit up I'm going to try some HIIT exercises soon.



Thursday

workout: does crawling under the house count?

breakfast: oatmeal and peanut butter.

lunch:  fast food chicken in pita and fries.

Dinner: steak, salad, corn, cake.  best meal in a while.


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Hmm apparently I hadn't saved my journal for this week yet and when a storm disrupted power

to my computer I lost what I had written.

diets Sunday - Wednesday was kinda crappy. eating too much junk and little to no fruits or

veggies.

exercise I've been rather slacking this week as well.  Monday I was too hung over to get

motivated and Tuesday I was just being lazy.  I picked back up Wednesday with some leg

exercises.

Thursday

workout - leg and ab exercises. I tried doing some hindu pushups but my lower back was

hurting, probably from all the situps.

breakfast banana, oatmeal, peanutbutter

lunch - some fake crab salad stuff, really resembles macaroni salad, also had a sandwich

with spinach on it.

Dinner - some sort of fish, potatoes, and cabbage

snack - same as dinner


Friday

workout - sprints and some light jogging. god my legs are killing me now. I also did some

pushups.  yikes with my focus on abs and legs i've been neglecting my upper body.


breakfast - 2 eggs, 2 toast

lunch - fast food

snack - sandwich, beer!!!!!!

dinner - burrito  my today was such a fine example of healthy eating.



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Its been a while since I've posted, hasn't it.

I've had a bad case of poison ivy for 3+ weeks now.  If you don't know exercise + the ivy = hell.

You and I both have the gist of my eating habits, I probably wont be posting every meal any more.  If anything in my diet changes I'll update as needed.


against my better judgment I did weights monday and tuesday this week and did my ab routine today.  The evil ivy spread because of it.




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wow, its been foreever since I've posted.

I've decided to change my workout routine.

3 times a week I'll do cardio based on:  http://www.aclprevent.com/pepprogram.htm
I noticed my left knee is a little too weak and shaky.  I cannot properly perform all martial kicks yet.

I'll continue using this for my ab workout:  http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hugo26.htm

I'm going to up my yoga to 2x a week.

I'm reducing my strength training to once a week and it'll be full body workout type deal.  I'll also mix in other things such as plyo, isometrics and calisthenics.

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my new workout is working out decently well.

my legs haven't been sore but they have been stiff as hell.  It takes quite a bit of effort to bring my foot head height.

Even with being stiff my flexibility is increasing nicely.

To maintain a decent degree of upper body strength I'm going to add pushups to my daily routine.

10 normal
10 reverse grip
10 diamonds
10 wide grip

if i'm feeling spunky some hindu pushups.

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doing the 40 push ups or my push ups as I call them has helped a lot.

I had hard days at work Monday and Friday so i didn't do the normal cardio or abs.

Tuesday though i really really should have, I didn't do yoga.

Wednesday i worked harder knowing i wouldn't do anything Friday either.

Tonight is my strength training.   Still being tired from yesterday I am not looking foward to it, but I really need it. I've already seen a big reduction in my upper body strength from switching to this workout. I'll throw in yesterdays ab workout in as well.

 :-Sarcasm [WTF]


I'm feeling calisthenics and isometrics today.




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I'm liking this training log, Jay! It's very detailed and it's cool to see you being completely honest with what you're doing! Nice job and I'll be keeping an eye on this! ;)

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Thank you Josh.

Between work and running my knees have been dying.  So for the last week  I stopped running.  I actually haven't done much of anything this week.  Monday I did my normal chest back & ab workout.  Today Friday is the first time I've worked out since.  I may have gone for a walk or two but that's more out of boredom and to stay awake than a workout.

I have an ab (swiss) ball and two posers with exercises for it.  Not wanting to bother with figuring out a good workout I just did everything on one of the posters.  Some of the exercise were useless but some really kicked my ass.  I really feel it in my back and obliques.

This shows most or all of what I did.  I think I'll throw in some curls and extensions to make my arms feel more loved.

I've been icing my knees every day.  I think in another week I can restart the cardio workout.  I'll go easier on the plyo this time.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2010, 02:52:58 AM »
hm i either forgot to paste the link or it messed up.  oh well google any ab ball poser and you'll have an idea of what I did.

monday I decided to restart the cardio & leg conditioning. but something felt really weird outside, I was getting a bad vibe in the air.  That killed my workout that day.

thursday I didn't have time before work and was too tired then busy afterwards.

Wednesday I finally did the c & c. did well but my hip flexors are really sore.  I did 150 ab reps and 10 sprints.  Not all I wanted to do but Not doing this in a while, it kicked my ass.  Counting in my head my sprints lasted for 15-17 seconds.  I need to work on my starts. they're slow and sloppy.


Thursday I did yoga

Today, Friday  I plan for more cardio & leg conditioning.  Let's hope I'm not too annoyingly sore.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2010, 09:44:56 AM »
this week sucked a lot for me.  I think the only day I did anything was this sunday morning.  I did what was supposed to be Fridays workout.  Instead of sprinting though i just jogged/walked a mile.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2010, 04:56:35 PM »
I've been working out off and on, not as regularly as before.  2 weekends I was participating in a Renaissance fair so I burned a few calories from fighting and just from the damn sun and heat.

last weekend I grappled and did bag work for a few hours.

Tuesday I went for a jog i'm guessing about 1.5 miles

Today I did
bear crawl
crab walk
6 step (break dance move)
military crawl
10x 8 count body builders
and some lunges and sit ups.

I quit early because I'm already sore and I don't want to make it worse for work tomorrow.  These quad movements kicked my ass so hard today.  Though a part of the reason was the sudden drop in temperature.


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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2010, 04:59:31 PM »
I forgot to mention, I plan on giving myself another physcial fitness test on the 12th of this month.

I'll be testing these categories-
Balance
Agility
Flexibility
Muscle Strength
Muscle Endurance
Cardiovascular

I suspect my balance and flexibility will be about the same as last time, even though technically i'm way more flexible now.

My muscle str and end will probably be lower.

My agility and cardio can only be worse if I have a stroke during the test.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2010, 04:24:33 PM »
I'm planning for this Sunday the 12th, to take my bi annual fitness test.

Throughout this week I've tested every category, this is how I've done so far....Pretty terrible.


Time: n/a
Temp: 73-90F

There will be 6 categories of fitness that I'll be testing.
Balance
Agility
Flexibility
Muscle Strength
Muscle Endurance
Cardiovascular



Here are the results so far, accuracy may be off because I didn't write down the results until now and my memory is not too trust worthy.

Flexibility
Side Split:       Results: -14 in
Right Split:      Results: -3 in
Left Split:        Results:  -6in
Sit Reach:       Results:  +4 in
Back Stretch:   Results:  R: -4.5 L: -4

Balance
Standing: (1min Goal)  Results: L: 1:00  R: 1:00
Stork: (30sec Goal)     Results: L: 0:16  R:  0:17 (oh this is sad, I had much better times when practicing this week)

Agility
T-Test:               Results 18 sec
3 Cone/L Test      Results: 13sec
Quadrant Jump     Results: I forgot to count lol

Muscle Strength 
Bench press goal: 240lb   Results: N/A Lack of Equipment.
Squat goal: 480lb           Results:
Curl goal: 60lb               Results:

Muscle Endurance
Pushups: 100 rep goal   Results:  I was able to dish out 50 at the end of a workout.
Situps:  100 rep goal      Results: I was able to get around 50 during one of my workouts.
Squats: 100 Rep goal     Results:  N/A  I haven't tried

Cardio
Run 1mile:  9:30 minute goal      Results: around 20 minutes.  I don't know why my time sucked other than I'm damn sore from the earlier workouts this week, and damn traffic was in the way.
Swim 20 laps:   Results: N/A Lack of equipment.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2010, 01:19:36 PM »
I shouldn't have drunk so much last night.

Time: 1400-1600
Temp: 86F

There will be 6 categories of fitness that I'll be testing.
Balance
Agility
Flexibility
Muscle Strength
Muscle Endurance
Cardiovascular


Balance
Standing: (1min Goal)  Results: L: 1:00  R: 1:00
Stork: (30sec Goal)     Results: L: 0:11  R:  0:13


Agility
T-Test:               Results 17. sec
3 Cone/L Test      Results: 9 sec
Quadrant Jump     Results: 36 jumps


Flexibility
Side Split:     Results: -11 in
Right Split:    Results: -5 in
Left Split:     Results:  -8 in
Sit Reach:      Results:  +5 in
Back Stretch:   Results:  R: -2.5 L: -3



Muscle Strength
Bench goal: 240lb   Results: N/A Lack of Equipment.
Squat goal: 480lb   Results:
Curl goal:  60lb    Results:


Muscle Endurance (time limit 2:00)
Pushups: 100 rep goal   Results:  70 how lame
Situps:  100 rep goal      Results: 48 lol my muscles are still sore from the workouts earlier in the week.
Squats: 100 Rep goal     Results:  67  next time i need to work on the speed of which I do these. I could have kept going but ran out of time.

Cardio
Run 1mile:  9:30 minute goal      Results: 20:56  I just received the worst leg cramp I've ever had.
Swim 20 laps:   Results: N/A Lack of equipment.


Overall I'm pleased with my scores.  Though I'm very disappointed with the 'run' and a bit disappointed by the low endurance scores.
This damn cramp extends from my ankle to the top of my hip

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2010, 03:43:09 PM »
I've been thinking about why my runs sucked so much the other week, other than the obvious super cramp on the test run.

I work nights and on my days off I run at night.  Generally around 0200 in the morning.  The middle of the night is a totally different environment than during the day.  There's little to no traffic, so i don't have to continually watch behind me.  The temperature is lower and less stressful.  The barometric pressure is and humidity are at easier levels for me.  Best of all no assholes are burning plastics and rubbers as I'm running by.

Though still not fast enough when i was sprinting,running,jogging, walking at night my speed and endurance was much better than during the day.  I think that (plus drinking) little variable is what totally killed me on my test.  Though I am very pleased on my agility and flexibility portions.
70 pushups isn't bad but I should have been able to do better.  I did as well as could be expected on squats since I never practiced doing max reps in 2 minutes.  Situps I actually wanted to retest.  Unfortunately after the fitness test I had a kumate/bearpit/shugyo later that day.
I was a bit too bruised in the ribs to perform a situp test last week, then later last week I got sick!

I learned a bit from this test though.  Namely I've decided to break it up into two days.  Muscle strength and cardio on the first day and everything else on the 2nd.

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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2010, 08:15:16 AM »
Its been a while since I've been here.  Not even a week after my fitness test I became sick.  I don't know if it was a cold, virus or just allergies.  I do know I was miserable for over a month.

I tried mustering the strength to at least do light yoga every day but I was lucky if I even managed to do that once a week.

Eventually I decided to cut my calories so I don't gain a bunch of weight from inactivity.  It didn't help.

I had become really week and have zero -ZERO- endurance for anything. 

Last week I started feeling better, so I started to train up again, beginning with my core. 

I did martial art training Sunday and today.  That sadly is the extent of my 'rehab' thus far.  *cries*



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Re: Jay's Journal of what not to do (critiques and blatant mockery welcome)
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2010, 09:00:50 PM »
I've been slacking on working out and posting here.

Monday I did worked on my legs, I did 2 sets of 10 walking lunges and 2 sets of 30 calf raises. 
After that I worked on some plyometrics mostly just hoping around a cone.  I finished up plyo with squat jumps.
I think I did some ab exercises after that.

Friday or Saturday I did more plyo and did some sprinting.

Sunday I did some taijutsu kicking drills 9-10 kicks 30 each and later that night did jujutsu

Tomorrow I'll hopefully work on cardio & legs more or work on core strength.  my lower back has been bugging me lately for no apparent reason.  I'm going to guess lack of exercise.