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Friday…………….Back to the Gym!!

First, last nights food diary:

April 19, 2012

FOODS Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
Nature’s Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure Creamy Vanilla – Creamy Vanilla, 2 scoop 210 0g 1g 50g 5mg 320mg 0g 0g
Homemade – Sausage Onions and Peppers, 1 sausage 245 21g 13g 11g 26mg 1,041mg 0g 4g
Birds Eye – Steamfresh Fresh Frozen Vegetables Asparagus, Gold & White Corn, Baby Carrots, 0.3335 cup 35 7g 0g 1g 0mg 8mg 2g 1g
Steak – New York Strip, 10 oz 550 0g 11g 29g 54mg 66mg 0g 0g
Giant Market Fresh – Iceberg Salad. Lettuce,, 1 cups 50 2g 0g 1g 0mg 10mg 2g 1g
Tomatoes – Red, ripe, raw, year round average, 0.5 large whole (3″ dia) 16 4g 0g 1g 0mg 5mg 2g 1g
Lindsay – 4 Large, Black Olives, 4 Olives (15g) 25 1g 3g 0g 0mg 115mg 0g 0g
Strawberries – Raw, 1 cup, whole 46 11g 0g 1g 0mg 1mg 7g 3g
Lipton – Decaffeinated Tea Bags, 3 Tea Bag 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Diet Sierra Mist – Diet Soda, 12 oz 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 35mg 0g 0g
Centrum – Centrum Silver Supplement, 1 Tablet 5 2g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 1g 0g
Bsn – N.O. Xplode, 1 scoop 25 6g 0g 0g 0mg 235mg 0g 0g
Nature Made – Iron, 0.25 tablet 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
TOTAL: 1,207 54g 28g 94g 85mg 1,836mg 14g 10g

You will see that fruit and vegetables have been added in. And, gasp….a salad! Actually, I love salad, but, I tend to eat a giant bowl, think “Olive Garden endless salad”, and as a result, all the ruffage is, well, rough on my system! Speaking of “my system”, and by that, I mean waste system, the Isopure shake, at least the strawberry version, has an interesting side effect. As one gets older, one tends to examine things that come out of ones body. This is the case with me. Without getting too graphic, the Atkins diet, in some instances, can cause constipation, which in-turn, can cause other issues, like a red substance, (blood), on toilet paper after wiping. Usually from hemorrhoids.

After having two or three shakes the other day, and not much else until dinner, when I went to the bathroom, the toilet paper came out all red! As I looked in the toilet, the stool present was also all red, or more precisely, a dark pink! At first, I thought I had done something horrible to myself and not known it. After all, this was the same day I hurt my knee in the attics. The good news, it was just whatever  food coloring that was used in the Isopure, as my stool returned to its natural color.

Some may wonder why I pay attention to what comes out of my body. I am of the belief, that just like a race engine, you can fine tune your body if things are not going well. On an engine,if it is running “lean” you add more fuel to compensate and if it is running “rich”, you add more air or reduce the fuel, for optimum performance. There are other things you can do to a race engine to extract the maximum amount of power, but I haven’t figured out how to adjust the timing on myself! What does this have to do with the body? If your diet causes you to have frequent, messy bowel movements, perhaps you should add something to stop that. The same goes for a situation where elimination is difficult, lean out your diet.

And now, the treadmill workout:

Workout Summary
Workout type Manual Cool down
Equipment Treadmill Elapsed time 2
Date April 20, 2012 Average speed (mph) 2.7
Time Maximum Speed (mph) 3
User Data Distance (miles) 0.09
Age 51 Calories 11
Weight 230 Totals
Workout Elapsed time 32
Elapsed time 30 Average heart rate 137
Average heart rate 137 Maximum heart rate 165
Maximum heart rate 165 Average speed (mph) 4.4
Average speed (mph) 4.5 Maximum Speed (mph) 5
Maximum Speed (mph) 5 Average pace (miles) 13.25
Average pace (miles) 13.25 Distance (miles) 2.33
Distance (miles) 2.24 Calories 408
Calories 397

For the first run in a week, it went better than expected. Apparently, running out of Trigosamine and my dance in the attic, combined to create a pretty painful knee. The good news is I made it through the run, unscathed! The left knee actually feels better now than before I left for the gym. Guess it just needs to be used and abused!

After the run, I did a light chest and arms workout, posted below:

April 20, 2012

EXERCISES Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Stair-treadmill ergometer, general 408 32
Strength Training
Seated Biceps Curl 2 15 90
Triceps Pull-down 2 15 140
Standard Bench Press 2 15 135
Standing Biceps Curl, dumbbell 2 15 20
TOTALS: 408 32 8 60 385

As all of my “chores” are already done, I will spend the rest of the day poolside!

Saturday may be a light walk/run in order to get a course mapped out for the real running training that starts in May.

Sunday will start off with golf, weather permitting, and then, a little cheat day food-wise. Either Mexican day (margaritas and chicken nachos) or perhaps ribs and beer. Maybe I’ll let the readers choose!

The food diary will be posted tonight and any other developments will be posted over the weekend!

Speaking of which, everyone have a great weekend!


April 20, 2012 - Posted by | Health and Fitness, Home, Running, Weight Training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Nice work today and have a great weekend!!!

    Comment by CultFit | April 20, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks!
      You have a great weekend as well!

      Comment by magnuminsp | April 20, 2012 | Reply

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