Day 54. Pressing On and Pushing Up

Wow! This is one of those weeks that just flew by. I find myself saying, “Wow, before I know it, it will be Christmas.” I’ve had these weeks before and of course, weeks that I say, “What! It’s only Tuesday?” So reflecting on the week to see if there is a way to duplicate this speed, I find this. Everything was scheduled. Every minute was occupied with productive moments. And we slept at a reasonable hour.

For the most part, the scheduling and occupation aren’t typically an issue. Now, sleep on the other hand is somewhat of a Big Foot in our household. Very elusive! Only seen by a select few! We did much better this week … in bed by 11:30 and up by 7:30. No wonder the week flew by … 40 hours (8 X 5) of them were spent with my eyes shut.

Morning weight 170.5

Life lesson #54 – A healthy plan includes pajamas.

So, with that said. Check out what why my wife stayed up until 4am and why I wasn’t able to make shakes this morning.

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Layered Cake

Today’s Meal:

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Meal 1

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Meal 1.1

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Meal 2

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Meal 2.1

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Meal 3

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Meal 4

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Food and exercise

Today’s Activities:

  • P90X movements – Chest and Shoulders. For shoulders, attempted actual pull-ups. Unable due to pain in the left shoulder. Used resistance bands, but I even see improvement here. Just a week ago, it would still hurt and there was a lot of shaking on my left side when I fully extended. Today was quite the opposite. Full extension on shoulder presses with no pain and no shaking. In this order … 
    • Regular Pushups, 25 reps
    • “V” Shoulder Press (using lower tension resistance band), 16 reps
    • Regular Pushups, 25 reps
    • Shoulder Press (using lower tension resistance bands), 16 reps
    • Decline Pushups, 25 reps
    • Alternating Shoulder Press (using higher tension resistance bands), 10 reps per side
    • Diamond Pushups, 25 reps
    • Straight arm, in-and-out, flys, with a pitcher pour on the outward movement. 16 reps with 8 lb weights. 1 rep = all 3 movements.
    • Regular Pushups, 25 reps
    • “V” Shoulder Press (using higher tension resistance bands), 16 reps
    • Wide Fly Pushups, 20 reps. NOTE – felt left shoulder pain on these. Not fatique-related. It’s that shooting pain.
    • Shoulder Press (using lower tension resistance bands), 16 reps
    • Decline Pushups, 20 reps. NOTE – felt left shoulder shooting pain on these.
    • Alternating Shoulder Presses (using higher tension resistance bands), 10 reps per side
    • Diamond Push Ups, 25 reps
    • Straight arm, in-and-out flys, with a pitcher pour on the outward movement. 16 reps with 8 lb weights. 1 rep = all 3 movements.

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