Wednesday, September 3, 2008

One day in the bag

Today's Weigh-In: 200.4 lbs.

Well, I've got one day of solid fitness in the bag. I ate very well yesterday, although it's taking some effort to get used to the weighing and measuring of food that the Zone diet prescribes. I went way over on my fats, and while I'm a big proponent of a high-fat diet, I'm really trying to do the Zone as prescribed for a few weeks and see how it affects me, so I've had to ratchet the fats down a bit. I'm also trying to get rid of any unfavorable carbs, such as bread, tortillas, and the like. Today's carbs include lots of spinach, cantaloupe, tangerines, carrots, onions, beans, and peppers. I'll probably have a little brown rice tonight with my salmon as well.

I've got 2 workouts in the bag so far this week. I'm taking tomorrow as a rest day, and then I'll finish out the week with a workout on Friday and Saturday. I've started up my supplement regime again, and I hope it will allow me to recover better from my workouts. Currently I'm taking 5g creatine, 6g fish oil (3 at breakfast, 3 in the afternoon), Tribulus Terrestris and ZMA (to increase testosterone production), a regular multi-vitamin, and a teaspoon of psyllium fiber. This collection of supps has done me right in the past, so I'm sticking with them. I won't be surprised if I gain a pound or two in the next few days due to the creatine uptake, but no biggie. It's just water.

That's it for me. Hopefully I can keep this up long enough to start seeing results, because once the results come the motivation becomes easy.

4 comments:

Jay said...

Hey Geoff, I'm two days in to my new routine as well. Your posts the last couple of days sum up how I've been feeling exactly. Let's keep it up!

Will @ 4XLT said...

Once you start seeing the numbers drop, the motivation gets automatically built in.

The trick is forcing yourself out of the plateau, you know?

For those of us unfamiliar with the Zone Diet, mind briefly explaining it and why you're going with it?

That'd be rad.

Melissa said...

Sounds like your finding your groove again. One day at a time, seems to work best for me :)

susie said...

i agree that once you start seeing those number drop its alot easier to stay motivated!

I'd also like to know why you picked the zone diet? is it something you do for a while and then stop or is it something you can do forever?