Monday, November 19, 2007

Weekend in review

Today's Weigh-in: 227.4 lbs.
5-day Average: 226.85 lbs.
Weight lost so far: 3.15 lbs.

Well, the weekend's over. How did I do? Half bad, half okay.

Saturday I woke up and did not feel well. I was dizzy, tired, and felt all-around crummy. I had not been getting enough sleep the 3 days before, and I think I was dehydrated as well. I went to the gym anyway, hoping it would make me feel better. It didn't. It made me feel way worse. I actually had to cut my gym session short as I started to get extremely dizzy and nauseous. So that sucked.

Since I didn't feel well I did not eat very much, which is a big no-no. I came home and started drinking a bunch of water and took a nap, which made me feel much better. I went out to the Tiger Army show and had some beers, and then we went to a bar afterwards and I had a few more beers (not enough to get me drunk though, as this was over a 7-hour period). So I didn't go over on my calories, but I did not get nearly enough nutrition for the day.

Sunday I felt much better. I woke up pretty late (as we didn't get home 'til 4:00 the night before) and made a baked salmon fillet with some rice and broccoli. This was around 1:00. At 5:00 I went to my parents' house and ate dinner with them. I ate half a Cornish game hen with some rice and a salad, and one of my dad's homemade beers. Later in the evening I had some peanut butter and crackers. So Sunday was pretty good, I could have maybe eaten a little less at dinner, but it was all high quality stuff and I don't feel too bad about it.

I'm supposed to work out today, but I'm going to give my body a rest. I haven't missed a workout for a month, and I think my body is trying to say it needs a rest, as I'm very fatigued and tired. I need to switch the days of my workouts as well; it's usually easier to get a bench-press session in on Saturdays as opposed to Mondays and Thursdays. So I will take today off and do my Chest/Tricep/Shoulder workout tomorrow.


Rob Tucker said...

Sometimes all you can ask for is "half good, half bad".

Take what you learned, and improve on what you would consider the 'bad'. You already know it, since you identified it. Just don't repeat it.


The king of that :)

Kristen said...

I know it's obvious, but try to think of food and water as fuel for your workouts. Rest days are also important. Just don't start taking them too often :)

Jim McCoy said...

If you need the rest take it. We all have, and you won't get far if you don't rest your body.

Brian said...

Howdy Geoff
I just found your blog after noticing you posted on mine. Looks like you've been doing pretty good so far. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see you posting that you've met your goal in a few months.