Today started a bit sleepy due to lack of sleep last night. Phones will be turned off from now on. So Today was really sleepy and took a bit out of me. I also woke up still full from yesterdays meal. Granted I ate a fair portion of meat I didn’t over indulge in anything else, but the food definitely was still sitting hard this morning but its nothing a big helping of fiber couldn’t fix:-)
I don’t know how I did it but I got a workout in: Todays workout was tough and I felt a bit weak but I am almost sure it was sleep related and not diet related. Today’s workout was
Deadlifts: 150×5, 185×5, 225 x 3, 255 x 5, 295 x 5, 335 x 5, 225x 8, 225 x 8
Presses and weighted Pullups super sets: Did the 36kg Kettlebell for 2-3 reps and the 32 kg for 3-4 reps and did pullups with the 35 kbell on my foot for sets of 4 with throat to bar. Did about 5 sets. I then finished up with 24kg presses 10 on each side and 10 Bodyweight pullups for 2 rounds. Done.. Not bad for feeling that well.
I have to say that I have been somewhat in a negative headspace around this diet.I am far from starving but I feel hungry and I think it is throwing off my mood a bit but all that changed from one phone call. I went home this afternoon to take a quick power nap and when I returned I had a note on my desk with the name Daniel John written on it with a phone number. Jackie my trainer at the gym said he had called, and with a strait face she said did you cheat on the diet today? SHe had this accusing look one her face and I almost thought she knew something I didn’t. I said no and she said OK well Dan told me to do that to you. For those of you that don’t know Dan John he is a very respected and well known strength coach, competitive athlete, and author. If you are in the strength and conditioning field it is hard not to know who Dan John is. I admire the heck out of the guy so to get a phone call from him is pretty cool and it took me off guard. He called to ask me how the Diet is going? At first I was shocked that he remembered I was going to even do the diet but he did. I was honest and said well it kind of sucks. His response….”If you don’t finish the diet you better blog that you are the world’s biggest pussy” and told me I would have to wear a shirt that says “I am Dan John’s Bitch”. After laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair I agreed to the deal. So I am in it. When Dan did the diet he lost 20++ pounds and set the state record for the snatch a week after he was done so any advice he can give me I will take. Here is a great article on it. I agreed to a weekly call to update him on my status, he is kind of like my Velocity Diet Sponsor. I was a bit bummed that I hadn’t dropped any more weight and that messed with me a bit. He also assured me that, that is normal and that most of the weight will come off in weeks 2 and 3. I do have to say that I am impressed with what the mirror is showing me right now. My abs are coming in solid and over all I am feeling better. I will say that this diet has tested me with many teasing me about this diet it definitely helped to have someone give me a kick in the butt.
I bought my favorite Peanut Butter to put in the shake I am about to make and I excited more than you know!
On to tomorrow.