Journal Entry – January 27 – 31

January 27 thru 31 – Days 22 thru 26 


I can’t believe that my fourth week is almost done!  When I first started this program I told you how I couldn’t do a Burpee and if I did one it would be worth videotaping. Well, it’s not worth videotaping yet, but I will say that I have made some pretty good attempts and doing them.  If that’s not fitness progress, then I don’t know what is. I have to be getting stronger or else I wouldn’t be able to do it at all. So that’s some good news for you.

Coffee May Have to Come Off the Menu Again

Why?  Well, I like my coffee delicious with creamer and sweetener.  I was really good for a bit with drinking it near black with a splash of fat-free milk, but the creamer has inched it’s way back into a few cups, so has a sweetener or two.  If I find that I can’t keep to the ‘no sweetener, no creamer’ deal, then I’m straight up eliminating it.  I feel like it’s my gateway drug (FOR NOW). Oh no!  We’re not doing that.

Still Need Rest

I didn’t have a complete rest day last week and I felt it on Tuesday when I did my workout.  I was really dragging.  My workouts have gone better (even double day Friday this morning), with an amped up pep talk, but I probably need to go to bed earlier to get in at least 8 hours.  Right now,  I’m averaging between 5 and 7 hours sleep.  No bueno.

Weigh in is tomorrow.  I’m relaxed about it because I feel more fit.  With this northeast weather I’ve been taking a lot of Emergen-C .  It’s sweet and I don’t really know if it affects my caloric and sugar/sweetener intake, but like I said before, I’m doing my best to make it through the 10 weeks without getting injured or sick.  So I’m taking it.

Water, Water and More Water

I’ve also upped my water intake, rather I have just been more conscious of my water intake.  I have one of these large water container that I got from Wal-Mart.  It’s about a 72 oz container.  I make sure I drink at least one of those a day in addition  to the water and coconut  water I drink for my work out, so I’m probably having 100 oz of water a day on average.


Last week I don’t think I even came close to that.  I remember reading somewhere that it is a good idea to drink have your weight, in ounces, of water a day. This may be overkill, but I think it’s good to stay hydrated.

Week four will close out with my stretch on Sunday and then it’s one more week before going into the Beta phase.  I’m going to watch those video to see what pain Shaun T has in store for me.

Have a good one guys!


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