Fitness Addict Confessional...
Ok guys, it's not pretty.
And I'm not saying do this! Or that I'm Captain America, because you know better. But for the sake of a challenge update (and the lessons learned, or re-learned) here is what "training" I did today:
- 0930ish: Stretching, Core Workout
- 0945ish: Soccer game with my boys
- 1030ish: Went for a run, boys on their new fast bikes (too fast, ugh!) for 25 minutes
-1500ish: Rode mtn bike around downtown 2 hours
-1830ish: Heavy Legs and Shoulders Weight Training- 3 different 5 round circuits with jump rope in between, 45 minutes
According to Livestrong.com "myplate" I burned ROUGHLY 2835 calories today. Of course, there is no real way of tracking how metabolically taxing some of the other additional activities of today, like working, miscellaneous parenting, going to an audition, etc... But none of that stuff was particularly grueling today.
Once again according to their food tracker, I took in approximately 3407 calories today. And my intake is pretty sociopathic right now, so it was a clean 3407... ha My protein is way above what they predicted for me, and my carbs are way below. I do eat some carbs- namely oatmeal- but it's in the am. Other carbs are from veggies.
So, I think there are two quick lessons I'm taking from this rare episode of tracking things for a day:
1: the rule of "You can't out-train your intake" is still in effect, even when you train like an exercise junkie and eat like a psycho.
2: If you share my frame of mind these days where you are choosing to train harder than you ever have for whatever you goal you're trying to achieve, remember- Lots of: sleep, water, rest, protein, get enough good fuel. For me, giving a muscle group 48 hours before it is targeted again is key...
Ok, my brain's already sleeping, long day. Keep up the good work you guys, holler at your boy.