Saturday 13 February 2010

Good gymmage week

So I'm terrible; awful. Competitive as all hell. There was a pink-lycra clad woman in the gym today, with gym gloves on and amazing definition in her back and shoulders, on the assisted pull-ups machine. She looked like she was probably 6-8kg lighter than me (definitely shorter and less heavy). I was keen to find out what weight she was using so slipped over after my 12 minutes on the Wave for a look at what the machine was set to. I was expecting 20-30lbs, given her height and definition. Well, blow me, when I checked it was set to 60lbs! (remember, the weight is how much assistance you're getting, not how much you're lifting, so lower numbers are harder and it works as a % of your body-weight as to how heavy you're lifing) So I absolutely -had- to prove something to... well... nobody really as nobody would care and nobody would notice except me; and I knocked out 3 sets of 10 military grip pull ups. Satisfying. Silly. And ultimately counter-productive as I worked my back and arms yesterday.

Sometimes it just gives me/you/one a bit of a boost to show you can do something as well as someone who is smaller, lighter and -looks- stronger than you. And damn the sensibility of it!

2810kcals in exercise this week; 2 mad intervals sessions with hubby as well as the normal 3 weights ones really added up. The second intervals session was today and will result in being 535kcals under maintenance. It's a good thing really, given the plan for tomorrow is pretty outrageous fo0d and drink wise. Well, actually, the food's pretty good overall, it's more the drink. 2 cheats on Tuesday this week with a dinner out and a couple of beers, 1 cheat right now with 1 beer, but it's gonna be waaaay more than 3 cheats tomorrow. So, sometimes it's not quite 80:20. Sometimes it swings the other way. 2lbs to go and tomorrow is a bit special, so.

B - toasted bagel with Marmite and scrambled eggs
L - toasted sandwich on wholemeal granary bread; ham, Philadelphia and tomato
S - smoothie: banana, raspberries, blackberries, yogurt, milk and agave nectar
S - 1 scoop chocolate in semi-skimmed milk
D - chicken in black bean sauce with green peppers and buckwheat soba noodles; with 1 beer

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 145.5 (32.2%)
Carbohydrate (g) 199.2 (41.3%)
Fat (g) 39.7 (19.8%)
Alcohol (g) 17.4 (6.7%)
Fruit & Veg 6.3

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