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thinking I may need to cut down on the peanut butter…

October 8, 2013

…I might have been overdoing it with 1-2 tbsp for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, etc.  I am going to try to limit it to 1tbsp a day in my protein shake and eat a handful of almonds with my other meals. 

Today’s Workout (10/08/2013)
Warm-up
Upper body stretch
Jump rope x 100 singles
Jump rope x 100 single foot alternating every two
Jump rope x 50 double unders
Lower body stretch
20 Muay Thai kicks alternating legs every 5
400 meter run @ 1:16 (with turn around) … felt like I was smoking it…legs and lungs got heavy at the half way point
PVC stretch
5 PVC OHS
5 chest to bar chin-ups
5 PVC good mornings
5 burpees
5 sit-ups
5 ring dips
5 toes to bar

Annie
50-40-30-20-10
double-unders
sit-ups
9:25
sit-ups were done without abmat, unanchored, with straight legs / fingers to toes
ALMOST completed all of my double-unders unbroken.  one trip-up at rep #42 on my set of 50…GRRR!!!

Standing barbell curls @ 75 x 8,8,8

Today’s Nutrition (thus far)
Breakfast
Western omelette with bacon instead of ham
Grits
2 pieces of white toast

Lunch / Post workout (1200)
8oz chocolate almond milk
1.5 scoops ALN vanilla Nitrean+
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp natural crunchy peanut butter

Snack
8oz water
2 scoops ALN fruit punch Results (1400)
little bit of chicken thighs and rice (1500)

Yesterday’s Workout (10/07/2013)
Warm-up
Upper body stretch
Jump rope x 100 singles
Jump rope x 100 single foot alternating every two
Jump rope x 50 double unders
Lower body stretch
10 Muay Thai kicks 5 each leg
400 meter run @ 1:24 (with turn around)
PVC stretch
10 OHS @15lbs
10 chest to bar chin-ups
10 good mornings @15lbs
10 burpees
10 sit-ups
10 ring dips
10 toes to bar

Military Press
47.5 x 5
60 x 5
70 x 3
82.5 x 3
95 x 3
105 x 4, 3, 3 (the last thing I have recorded is 105 x 5, 4, 3 from 9/12/2013 – has it really been that long?  I know my back forced me to take some time off, but looking back on my notes just makes it seem like its been forever.  either that or my notetaking sucks!)

Friday’s Workout (10/04/2013)
Warm-up
Upper body stretch
Jump rope x 100 singles
Jump rope x 100 single foot alternating every two
Jump rope x 50 double unders
Lower body stretch
10 Muay Thai kicks 5 each leg
400 meter run
PVC stretch
5 OHS @ 15lbs
5 chest to bar chin-ups
5 good mornings @15lbs
5 burpees
5 sit-ups
5 ring dips
5 toes to bar

Squats
92.5 x 5
115 x 5
137.5 x 3
160 x 3
182.5 x 3
205 x fail (all in my head – psyched myself out), 1, 1, 1 (trying not to push too hard with my back issues).  I don’t believe it’s the last time I did squats, but the last time I can find recorded is from 9/11/2013 – 195 x 5 x 1.  We shall see what I do next time; go down or stick to the prescribed weight…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. MikeW permalink
    November 9, 2013 6:23 pm

    It’s better to be a mixed nut than a nut specialist I think. Good call on almonds. We like almond butter and sunflower seed butter too. Good stuff. Have you tried buying those big plastic containers of organic baby spinach (triple washed)? It may be a little bitter, but it is a powerful nutrient filled leaf.

    • MikeW permalink
      November 9, 2013 6:29 pm

      A few more thoughts that are hearsay, so I encourage you to verify. I’m not a nutritionist.

      With spinach, you can just eat it raw as a snack. I put spinach on nut butter sandwiches too.

      To avoid too much GMO wheat / HFCS / and other issues, we will use Spelt bread sometimes.

      Another trick is getting seaweed / kelp and eating it in small amounts throughout the day. It is supposed to help with preventing fat uptake in cells, or so I recall reading. Eat too much in one sitting though, and it tends to cause gas.

      Cinnamon is great with any products that have sugar added. Somehow it is supposed to help lessen the effect of the sugars on taxing the pancreas too much for insulin to deal with the intense refined sugars.

    • November 15, 2013 12:10 pm

      I may need to make the switch back to almond butter… Peanut butter is so much easier, and after not having it for so long, it is delicious! Honestly, I believe that when my training is on-par, more peanut butter will actually help me more than it will hurt me. I just need to make sure my peanut butter intake compliments my training (and focus more on staying clear of the real garbage). Also, that’s pretty much the only way I eat my spinach!

      • MikeW permalink
        November 15, 2013 12:12 pm

        Alfalfa sprouts are a great way to complement a nut butter sandwich too! Really good. Have you tried sunflower seed butter?

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