Not too bad…

I stuck to my plan for the most part–everything except the writing and getting to bed at 8:30 PM. This is mainly due to logistics and I’m going to have to make some adjustments in order to get this worked out, but I was pleased with my progress today. I ate 5 meals today, none large but none tiny. I did 40 minutes of cardio at the gym (minor knee pain at 28 minutes) and my new cardio playlist is timed perfectly for it. I also did one full group of upper body work. Tomorrow morning the plan is to do chest and back.

By the time I got home from work it was 6:30 and by the time I’d finished dinner it was after 7 PM. If I started writing right then and there, it would have consumed the rest of the night. As it was, I had to pack my lunch for the next day, clean the dishes, shower, etc. It’s 9:21 PM right now–almost an hour later than I wanted to be in bed. So I’ll be making some adjustments to the schedule over the next few days in order to make it more reasonable. Overall, however, I think I did a pretty good job. I felt like I was eating all day, but I was never stuffed and never hungry, which is good. And I drank 2.5 liters of water.

I’m off to bed now. I’ve got to get up at 4:30 AM for the morning workout.

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.