Workout #3

After work today, I headed over to the gym for my third workout. I did 30 minutes of cardio, this time on the recumbant bike. It was a little more comfortable, but I still managed to do the same distance:10.8 miles. I discovered that if you go outside your range too much, the machine lets you know by displaying a heart on the screen. My optimal heart rate is 149, but I exceeded it from time to time, when I’d “race” (during Metallica’s “Whiplash”, I managed to get my heart rate up to 180.

After cardio, I did a variety of abs machines and inclined situps. I pushed myself as much as I could, but I can see this is going to take a while. I workout tomorrow morning at 6 AM, this time with the trainer.

I have been keeping track of what I eat since my first session on Thursday. I have tried to be completely honest so that the nutritionist can help get me on the right track, from where I am now, to where I should be. I said earlier that I’d post that list, and for those interested, you can read it below.

July 13

  • 4:40 AM: Energy bar
  • 7:45 AM: Banana
  • 9:30 AM: Bagel and cream cheese
  • 5:00 PM: Pasta

July 14

  • 5:40 AM: Cereal and milk
  • 10:00 AM: Bagel and cream cheese
  • 12:30 PM: Chocolate shake
  • 4:30 PM: Potato skins, mozzarella sticks

July 15

  • 9:00 AM: Cereal and milk
  • 12:30 PM: Energy bar
  • 4:00 PM: Caesar salad, pasta, chicken
  • 5:30 PM: Chocolate milk

July 16

  • 9:00 AM: Cereal and milk
  • 12:30 PM: BBQ ribs, beans, coleslaw, corn bread
  • 6:30 PM: Turkey, bologna, salami and cheese sandwich

July 17

  • 10:00 AM: Bagel and cream cheese
  • 3:00 PM: Energy bar
  • 7:00 PM: Turkey, bologna, salami and cheese sandwich

Let the humilation begin.