Today’s fatblogging update:
I played about 20 minutes of basketball, keeping my heart rate around 130 the whole time. It still amazes me how much information the Polar heart rate monitor I bought gives me, and it amazes me that something as simple as jogging around and shooting a basketball gives me as much of a cardio workout as it does.
After the basketball, I did upper body weight training. Today was my first day working with free weights; up until this point, I’d just been doing machines to get my body used to lifting weights again. I know free weights provide a much better workout than machines do, so I started them today. I spent 45 minutes working upper body, and it was a GREAT workout. I’m dreading tomorrow morning, though, because I just KNOW that I’m going to be stiff and sore. Luckily, I’ve got Yoga tomorrow to work out some of those kinks.
The food intake was a little off today. I ate my normal chicken and brown rice for lunch, but quickly realized that I’m getting sick of eating chicken and brown rice every meal. I ended up making a no-fat lemon-garlic pasta with shrimp and brocolli for dinner, and it was GREAT. So I ate the right things, and I’m only saying my intake was off because I didn’t have any Muscle Milks for my 9am and 3pm meals. I did buy a few more 4-packs at the grocery store, so I’ll be back to my regular intake tomorrow.