Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Semester, New Split: Blog Post #6

     The past 2 weeks I have seen so much progress physically! I have made a huge improvement in benching, being able to max out with 145 lbs. My Squatting has also improved tremendously, I haven't moved the weight too much but my form is really improving, so soon I will up the weight more than I have lately. These are the two main exercises where I have seen a great improvement in. There are several other exercises where I have seen improvement too but I am not going to name all of them. In conclusion, physically I have seen improvements that are very motivating to keep moving forward.

     In other news, my brother and I are signed up to run the 8k in Chicago for St. Patrick's Day. Today marked the beginning of my training for that race. This is a 5 mile race which makes me very nervous, but with training it will be a piece of cake. Today I started my training out with running 1.75 miles with out stopping. I will be running 4 days a week and each week I will be increasing the distance. I have about 2 months till the race so I do have a small time crunch (for not being a runner).

   With the new semester comes a new split. This "Split" (diet and workout schedule) began today and will last to May 25th. This split is basically going to the end of this project right in time to start writing my speech. I had a "come to jesus" moment when planning this out. I realized that I only have one semester left for this, so I am determined to work harder than I have previously. Because I have cheated with my nutrition, but there is no time for that. I have made goals that I will achieve by may 25th. These two goals include: body fat % down to 15% and Cholesterol at a normal level. With my new split I am increasing my protein intake and weeding out any type of sweets. In the morning I will be having a protein shake with either oatmeal or eggs. My lunches will be made for the entire week and they will be consisting of: chicken, rice, broccoli or rice and salmon. I will be switching off with those meals so I don't get sick of them. Im really excited for this because I am thinking of this as the last chance. Plus I have things to train for so I need to stick to it!

  I'm starting to get really excited for the upcoming weeks and this new split. Choir is about to get very very busy so my working out might be inconsistent, but I am really getting my nutrition together. Can't wait to see more improvements!

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