24 Day Challenge – Day 20 – May 21
Saturday, I got up and hit an energy drink first thing. That got me going for the morning. Dietary timing was good today, kept up eating at about the correct intervals, though I found I kinda had to force myself to eat once or twice.
Energy levels were good today, I took some regular breaks from my project but was able to keep focus and surely didn’t require a nap or anything.
Today went well.
24 Day Challenge – Day 21 – May 22
Much like yesterday, I got up and hit the energy drink first thing, then the breakfast drink not long after that. My back is still a little tender and I have been resisting the urge to go to the gym and try and work through it. Luckily I still have a ton to do on the project, so…
Energy levels were great today, kept up the dietary timing and content like yesterday, though when I got to dinner I couldn’t resist a nice linguine and chicken. It was fairly light in content but the VOLUME of noodles is what killed me. (note to self: PORTION CONTROL DUDE!)
Coming towards the last days of the challenge, still taking the daily supplements but evening meals are getting harder to contain with the end now is sight. I wish I had been able to focus more on fitness during this process instead of having to spend so much time and energy on other projects…
24 Day Challenge – Day 22 – May 23
Mondays Mondays Mondays…. Got up and hit the energy drink right off, just like the last two days. This served me well, got my drink down, packed up for work and off to the bus with minimal fuss. Energy levels were great today… that is until lunch time.
Part of this is to be expected, I think. I started a new schedule today that is a half hour earlier – so now I am “up and at ‘em” (as Dad used to say) around 4 AM. This extended my lunch time to a full hour and with my back still a little tender, I had a hard time staying awake at lunch. This was especially true after I ate, in spite of the fact that it was a fairly light meal of sliced turkey, raw carrots and a half apple.
Yeah, I was dying today – I think it was the schedule change that had me so messed up…
24 Day Challenge – Day 23 – May 24
Today started much better, this time I did NOT take the energy drink first thing but waited until my lunch work out. Yes! I did get into the gym today and it felt awesome to just hear my back pop and loosen. It was a light workout, mostly basic plyometrics and stretching, although I did hit my legs a little.
No lunch-time burn out, although I did crash out on the bus ride home – but that is not too unusual.
Dinnertime was a trial again, I needed something easy and fast so it was about 8 Coscto meatballs with a big ‘ol bowl of capellini (angel hair) pasta tossed in a spicy marinara sauce. As far as pastas go, this is fairly light, however that is as far as pasta’s go…
24 Day Challenge – Day 24 – May 25
Today is the last day! Well, to be honest I feel like I copped out on the program since my evening eating habits went down the toilet in the last week (no pun intended). My energy levels were almost perfect today, not too tired and not too hyped (usually followed by a crash or nap).
I managed to get a work out in, but like yesterday it was low-key and consisted mostly of stretching and other light work , like a 15 walk on the tread-mill.
The afternoon/evening schedule was a little trying. My back was a little tired and somewhat sore so I was not too motivated to do a whole lot. But today is the eldest’s DISTRICT TRACK MEET so I needed to be there. Unfortunately the bus was nearly 40 minutes late (in the down-pouring rain) and then was stuck in traffic on the way North. Got to the meet late and missed it all, then had to take both girls to the mall for choir practice.
Alright, a nice chicken teriyaki with rice followed by a “Milky Way” coffee drink and then washed down with a Baskin-Robbins (single scoop this time) ice cream cone…
Yeah, what was I saying about feeling like I copped out on the program?
By the time that I got home, I was wiped. Got the kids ready for bed and am putting myself down for the night.
Wow, this is the last entry for the daily blog! Alright I will have to start working on a conclusion and then get the measurements (the few that I did get) for the before and after and my review of the program.
Cya then !!