Food Prep and Weigh In

Yesterday I didn’t really feel up to the task of running, which is understandable because I haven’t really been in about a month.  Instead I used the day to kinda go through some math and figure up how I was going to meal prep for the next few weeks since I’ve never done it before.  What I came up with is that I plan on cooking for the next two days at a time.  That means that tomorrow (Sunday) I will be cooking for Monday and Tuesday.  On Tuesday I will cook for Wednesday and Thursday, and on Thursday I will cook for Friday and Saturday.  Sunday is going to be a free day where I plan on mixing up my diet a little bit with some red meat and more greens.  I’m going to have to do some planning and research so that I don’t mess up my macros too much, but within a week or two I should have Sunday down pat.

Right now, this is my diet plan

  • 7:00 A.M.
    • Protein Shake
    • 1 Grapefruit
    • 1/2 Avocado
    • 1 Banana
  • 12:00 P.M.
    • 1 Chicken Breast
    • 1 Cup Brown Rice
    • 1/2 Bag Broccoli
  • 4:00 P.M
    • 1 Chicken Breast
    • 2 Cups Brown Rice
    • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 8:00 P.M.
    • 1 Tilapia Fillet
    • 3 Cups Couscous
    • 1 1/2 Avocado
    • 1 bag Cauliflower
  • 10:00 P.M.
    • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
    • 8 Slices Wheat Bread
    • 2 tsp Peanut Butter

My macros should come out to approximately 180 gr Protein, 530 gr Carbs, and 90 gr Fat.  I’ll try adjusting as we go along to see what works best for me but this is a start.

This morning I got up and went for another run.  I could tell a mild improvement, since last time I ran a mile and a half at about an 8:30 pace but today I ran the whole two miles at the same pace.  I’ve still got a little ways to go to get back to where I was before my month off, but by the end of next week I’m hoping to be back to about three miles.  When I got back I weighed myself.  My scale said that I’m starting off at 190.2 lbs.  I feel like it might be off a little,  but we’ll see how it holds up this week as I’m planning on trying it everyday this week just to get a baseline.

Tomorrow morning I’m planning on starting up day one week one of my workout plan.  Right now my plan has me in the gym four days out of the week.  It calls for four days on back to back and three days rest back to back, but I decided to alter this a little and go two days on, one day rest, two days on, then the weekend off.  That means that Wednesday will be rest/stretching and maybe some cardio.  Same goes for Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll try to plan to upload my workouts as I complete them that day, and let everyone know how the progress is going.  I also need to make note to get a body fat scale at some point, that way I can make sure I’m gaining the right kind of weight.

On a final note, thank you to everyone that has supported me so far in the quest and especially to those of you who have reached out to me!  I haven’t really had much time this weekend to get back with you guys like I should have but as things are settling down here and I’m working into a grove I promise I’ll get better about that!

They Came, They Saw, They Moved

So today the movers came and grabbed all of my big stuff like my work bench and bed – fingers crossed that I show up to my new apartment and get all of my stuff back.  Honestly, though, this is a big relief.  I’ve got my renter’s insurance taken care of, my apartment is lined up, and now my stuff is on its way to my new home and as big as the task is ahead of me I have honestly never been more ready for something in my life.  Now for the hard part:  the little stuff.

I am so bad at packing.  I hate doing it because I’m terrified that I’m going to break something or that I’ll not do it the absolute most efficient way or that I might not have enough room for everything.  I am equally bad at unpacking and usually have to be made to do it.  I’m doing everything in my power to bring as little stuff as possible because I don’t want stuff lying all over the place while I struggle to find a place for it in my new apartment.  So far I’ve done pretty well and just planned to bring the essentials, but mom and dad keep trying to convince me to bring more stuff.

In other news I’ve started planning my first week out at the new digs.  A lot of it will probably be basic stuff like turning on the internet and getting groceries, but I think I’m gonna start prepping for my new workout routine as well.  I’ll have about a week off before I start work, and I plan on starting the routine around the same time I start work, so it’ll give me that much time to start conditioning my body for the gym again.