Hello guys. I hope you all had an awesome weekend and finish this Sunday up on a positive note!
I need to be honest with you all, this weekend was not the best for me and my pursuit on Chasing The Top. I am all about accountability, so I am going to be honest with you guys. I have been dieting well for 8 weeks. Things have certainly been going solid in my opinion. On Friday unfortunately, things went south 😦
We had a major snow storm coming in. The storm began late Thursday and progressed through the night. I had work at 6 AM on Friday. I packed my meals for the day and got to work safely. 6:30 AM, Meal 1 down the hatch
(Normal Breakfast. 1 Cup Egg Whites+Spinach & 1 Cup Oats)
10 AM. Meal 2 Down the hatch
(1 Cup Egg Whites+1 Cup Broccoli+1 Cup BROWN RICE!)
Everything was set. Preworkout meal nicely digested, deadlifts and box jumps awaiting me dearly. All I had to do was drive home, change clothes, and hit the gym. Well as I got home, with the snow still falling, my driveway had yet to be cleaned. Angered, I had to trance through the snow in my work clothes to try and frantically shovel out enough room for my car to fit in the driveway. After about 10 minutes of digging, I managed to squeeze my car into the driveway. I then proceeded to tell myself that I would shovel the entire driveway after my gym session. I got changed, grabbed my gear, and got back out to my car. As I went to leave, my car got stuck in the snow. I was so mad. I again began to frantically try to un-shovel my car from the predicament. After about 20 failed attempts and 30 or so minutes passing, I finally just decided I would just turn the car off and shovel the driveway.
After re-entering my house and changing into snow appropriate apparel, I began to shovel in a not so pleasant mood! After 2&1/2 hours out shoveling, I had finally finished. Tired, hungry, and bitter, I went inside to eat. As many of you guys have probably experienced, it is tough to diet when your in an angered state. My grandmother had recently bought me “Imitation Crab Meat” which one: I love. and Two: I know isn’t the healthiest of things for you. Regardless, in my mood I completely disregarded the nutritional value and threw together my meal.
Although not the healthiest, I was able to find the food on my “Lose It” app and enter it into my daily calorie budget. Following an hour or two after that meal, the snow had stopped falling and I figured, what the heck I mind as well go workout now. As I entered my now shoveled out car and backed out of the driveway, I noticed my breaks were not working. This was just greatttt.
Pulling back into the driveway, my mother allowed me to use her van and I inevitably made it to the gym. I hit my deadlifts and my box jumps, but I wasn’t able to beat my PR on the box’s and I couldn’t complete a muscle up after like 50 attempts. This just continued my “pissed off” mood. As I left the gym at around 8:30PM, the pizza shop right next store smelt soooo good. As I drove home I couldn’t help but think about the aroma of that pizza. To my luck, I came home to a house with 2 pizzas on the counter! After SIX slices and a bowl of ice cream, I was stuffed.
Waking up angry at myself for all that junk in my body and allowing myself to indulge, I went to work and followed that up with a nice arms workout. I even did 15 minutes of HIIT cardio to boot! Thinking the misery was close to over, I came home again to MEATBALL SUBS sitting at the kitchen table! WHAT THE HECK! My mind could just not resist and I whoofed down the sub. After finishing this meal, my parents informed me that we would be heading up to my cousins house to celebrate her 21st birthday. AHHHHH I just can’t get away! We get there and they have calzones on top of calzones on top of calzones! I enjoyed probably 4-5 slices of buffalo chicken calzones and a few cupcakes.
This morning I woke up just beat. Mentally beat from allowing myself to eat all that junk and also from beating myself up! On top of the mental, I was physically beat from all the water retention and carbs lurking in my system. Definitely not my brightest of weekends.
Today I went to the gym on my scheduled day off to hit some light shoulders/traps/calves. I did cardio again and have been really limiting myself on food for the day . I need to make up for all these extra calories. Looking at the brightside though, this weekend has really sparked my fire. I have all my cravings and sweet teeth out of the way and I’m really ready to dial it back in again. We have 14 more weeks left of this competition and I’m ready to really give it my all. I just came back from the grocery store with some freshly bought CLEAN food and finally broke my fast with breakfast at 1PM of My egg white omelet, 1 Cup Oats, and 1 serving of asparagus
BACK ON TRACK! Lock and load everyone! We are CHASING THE TOP yet again! One weekend won’t destroy us, it will make us stronger! As always, big things to come! Let’s go!
Sorry for the long ranting post! how was your weekend!?