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.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.