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week 1 reflections

i’d say week 1 of the whole week challenge was a success for the most part.i followed the nutrition guidelines for almost the whole week. i cheated last night when i was babysitting and had a peanut butter dessert bar. it was worth it.
haven’t missed any workout points, fish oil, or mobilization.

i decided to check in on my progress and do couple measurements just to see if anything had changed in the last 7 days. well, what do ya know, it did! i was actually surprised.

i lost exactly 2 pounds and .4% bodyfat. not sure if my waist and hip measurements changed…it’s hard to really get an accurate measurement on those when you try to do it by yourself.

like i’ve said before, im not too worried about the number on the scale, but i am happy to see my bodyfat decreasing. i feel like i lost a lot of lean muscle mass when i stopped weight training and only focused on running for 3 months, and now that i’ve added it back into my routine, i will hopefully gain some of that back.

something else that i’ve noticed in the last seven days is the amount of energy i’ve had. last weekend i barely got any sleep. going into a work week of having to wake up at 4:00 a.m. nearly everyday, you’d think i’d be a zombie all week. nope. all i needed was 1 really awesome night of sleep and i’ve been in a cheery, positive, enthusiastic mood allllll week. even with working extremely long hours. it could be the food changes i’ve made, the type of workouts i’ve been doing, the fact that i don’t have to stress over my ACSM exam anymore, or being happy in other areas of my life…whatever it is, i hope it continues.

i did have one emotional day this week. thursday during my lifting session.

this is what my workout looked like..

power clean + push press
superset with i can’t remember

squat (3 sets of 8 reps)
superset with heavy single arm bent over row (3 sets of 10 reps)

close grip bench press (3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps)
superset with reverse fly (3 sets of 12 reps)

deadlift (3 sets of 5)
superset with single arm shoulder press (3 sets of 10 reps)
i don’t know why i was so emotional.. i feel kind of dumb for saying this, but i was just upset at how much strength i lost during the last few months. but that means i can only get stronger.

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