Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Challenge: Tani vs Eric (Week 2)

Here we are two weeks down and I continue to feel like complete crap.  I have no explanation really.  Is it "The Program", poor timing or a combination of both?  I think perhaps it's both as I have been sick since The Challenge, first with a cold and now the flu.  Combine that with a nutrition program that barely supports me on a less than active day and it's easy to understand why it's taking me so long to get healthy. That is my opinion any way.

I had decided last week I would increase my calories a little to fuel, in particular my longer weekend runs. Because I have been sick those have not happened. Now I am going to try and resume a more "normal" lifestyle to regain my energy and confidence. At the same time, I am not giving in or quitting The Challenge, I am simply calling an audible for self preservation. I also want to continue to be supportive of Tani in this endeavor. I will keep monitoring my own program with a sense of portion control/moderation. I will continue to maintain a log and track results so we can not only track my results vs Tani's but also the results of the my first two weeks which have had little activity in contrast to the second two weeks with a modified diet and hopefully significantly more exercise.

I must admit I do feel a sense of disappointment for not completing this as planned but hell, it's our competition so our rules, right? Still fun too.

Tani continues to kick ass.  She is feeling strong and her results are just incredible. Looks damn good too, as if it were possible for her to be any sexier;)

Peace

So here are our general and measurable results for the first two weeks.


Measurements at start (After 2 weeks in RED):

Tani
Eric
Weight:  134.5 (127.5)
Waist (at belly button):  31” (29”)
Waist (largest circumference): 34.5” (34”)
Right Thigh:  22.5” (22”)
Right  Bicep:  11” (11”)
Weight:  166 (161")
Waist (at belly button):  36” (35”)
Waist (largest circumference):  36.75” (36”)
Right Thigh:  22.75” (22.25”)
Right Bicep:  13.5” (12.75”)

DAY 8
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Vinyasa Yoga - 1 Hr
Still sick...Nada:(
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
Green Apple
3 Slices AGF Turkey Bacon
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
Snack #1

4 Carrots

1 oz Raw Almonds
1 Cup Red Pepper
1 Pear
Lunch

4 Oz Beef Burger
1 Cup Asparagus & Cauliflower
1/2 Sweet Potato
1 Omega3 Pill
4 oz Chicken
Green Salad 
1 Cup Steamed Broccoli
1 Omega3 Pill
Snack #2

4 Carrots
1 oz Raw Almonds
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
7 Baby Carrots
Dinner

4 Oz Pork Loin
1 Cup Cauliflower
1 Omega3 Pill
1 Cup Mixed Steamed Veggies
4 oz Salmon
1 Omega3 Pill
Fluids

90 oz Water
2 Cup Coffee
1 Cup Tea

80 oz Water
6 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
Comments

1 week down and quite pleased with the number on the scale.  I’m feeling pretty good and happy my jeans fit again.  This will keep me motivated.  I tend to fall off the wagon when I don’t see results.  I won’t lie, the cravings are starting to get to me:  pizza, spicy tuna rolls and chocolate croissants are what I crave the most.  
Nothing program related to say about this day accept I stuck to it. Sick as a dog, left my house at 7am and did not get home from work until 12:30 am. Was starving and stressed when I got on the train ride home and wanted a beer real bad. Had a bunch of shitty raw almonds and a bottle of water instead.

DAY 9
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
1.25 Mile Run (Hill Repeats)
50 min Kick boxing boot camp
Another freaking sick day..ugh
Breakfast

Asparagus Omelette
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Cup Mixed Berries
Asparagus Omelette
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
Snack #1

1 oz Raw Almonds
1/2 Cup Red Pepper

1 oz Raw Almonds
1 Cup Red Pepper
1 Pear
Lunch

4 oz *Semur
1 Cup Sauteed Veggies (Spinach, corn and Tomato)
1 Bite Risoloes
4 oz Chicken
Green Salad 
1 Cup Steamed Broccoli
forgot to take Omega3
Snack #2

4 Carrots
1/2 Cup Mixed Berries
1 Omega3 Pill
3 oz Turkey
7 Baby Carrots
Dinner

1 Cup Mixed Stir Fry Veggies
4 oz Chicken
1 Omega3 Pill
1 Cup Mixed Stir Fry Veggies
4 oz Chicken
1 Omega3 Pill
Fluids

72 oz Water
2 Cup Coffee
1 Cup Tea

80 oz Water/Seltzer
4 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
Comments

Another intense boot camp workout, however the hardest thing for me today was controlling myself around the delicious home cooked Indonesian lunch my Aunt and Uncle served us at their home.  I have not had a good Indonesian meal since my Mother left in April.  I was able to keep the portions under control and pass on the white rice, but I could not resist taking 1 bite of my favorite appetizer, risoles.  It is similar to a spring roll, but instead of a crunchy outside, the filling is wrapped in very thin crepe and then covered w/ bread crumbs.  *Semur (my uncle’s specialty) is a stewed beef dish.
I am really hoping today is my last sick day. Going to sleep early and hoping to feel well at the 4:30am bell for a nice run tomorrow. I am anxious to start feeling what this program is doing for me or not. I wonder if its why I am sick:)

DAY 10
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
30 mins Ellliptical
1 Hr - Vinyasa Yoga
7.5 mile run
Breakfast

3 Slices AGF Turkey Bacon
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Cup Blueberries
Spinach, onion and pepper omelette
Snack #1

1 oz Raw Almonds
1/2 Cup Red Pepper

1 Cup Peppers
1 oz Almonds
1 Green Apple
Lunch

Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
4 oz Salmon
1 Cup Brown Rice
1 Cup Broccoli
Mixed green salad
Snack #2

6 Carrots
1/2 Cup Blueberries/Strawberries
3 oz Turkey
7 Baby Carrots
Dinner

Mixed greens salad
3 oz Skirt Steak
1 Cup Sauteed Spinach
Mixed greens salad
3 oz Skirt Steak
1 Cup Sauteed Spinach
Fluids

80 oz Water
2 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
100 oz Water
4 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
Comments

Had a really great practice today and felt good all day.
Felt great to get out and run today and the pouring rain just added to the fun. My cold seems to finally be subsiding.

DAY 11
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
6 mile run
Cross Training - 1 Hr
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Snack #1

2 Hardboiled Eggs
1 Red Apple (the gym did not have green apples)
1 oz Raw Almonds
7 Carrots
1 Cup Berries
Lunch

Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
1 Omega3 Pill
Turkey Burger, no bun
1 Cup Stringbeans
Snack #2

1/2 Ezekial Mufffin
1 tblsp Raw Almond Butter
Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
Dinner

1/4 Cup Edamame
1 Piece Live Scallop Sashimi
3 oz Steamed Chilean Seabass w/ cilantro, ginger
1/2 Cup Sauteed Veggies
1 Omega3 Pill
1/4 Cup Edamame
1 Piece Live Scallop Sashimi
4 Pieces Yellowtail Sashimi
4 Pieces Salmon Sashimi
2 Pieces Uni Sashimi
1 Cup Brown Rice
Fluids

100 oz Water
2 Cups Coffee
2 Cups Tea
100 oz Water
4 Cups Coffee
2 Cups Tea
Comments

Felt pretty light headed and dizzy after my “long” run (haha).  I made sure to eat my snack right away, but it didn’t really help.  Finally started feeling better after the afternoon snack.  I haven’t run 6 miles since I did a 10k race back in June!  Feeling really good about logging the miles (even if I didn’t feel well afterwards).
Thought it was going away but its not. I am now wondering if its just the a cold or if my new nutrition has anything to do with it because I just cant seem to shake it. Will just keep plugging along for now although it is getting very frustrating and I feel like giving in all the time.

DAY 12
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Rest day
11 mile run
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1 Cup Cauliflower, Red Peppers and Broc
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1/2 Cup Strawberries
1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Snack #1

2 oz leftover Turkey Cutlet
6 Carrots
1 oz Raw Almonds
7 Carrots
1 Cup Berries
Lunch

4 oz Chilean Seabass
1 Cup Steamed Spinach
1/2 Sweet Potato
Turkey Burger, no bun
1 Cup Steamed Broccolli
Snack #2

Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
Dinner

4 oz Chicken boneless skinless thigh w/ buffalo sauce (hot sauce and evoo)
1 Cup Sauteed Broccoli
Mixed Green Salad
1 Omega3 Pill
6 oz Chicken boneless skinless thigh w/ buffalo sauce (hot sauce and evoo)
1 Cup Sauteed Broccoli
Mixed Green Salad
1 Omega3 Pill
Fluids

80 oz Water
1 Cup Coffee
2 Cups Tea
100 oz Water
3 Cups Coffee
2 Cups Tea
Comments

Feeling sore from yesterday’s run!
Completely drained of energy. Feeling more sick and flu like symptoms coming. Losing will power to stay on this program.  Also wondering if its just not right for me.

DAY 13
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Kickboxing - 1 Hr
Skiing all day
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Cup Blueberries
1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Snack #1

1 oz Raw Almonds
6 Carrots
At the mountain with no sense of how much but see lunch for all I had throughout the day.
Lunch

@Cheesecake Factory
Mixed green salad
4 oz Turkey Burger (no bun)
Carrots, Almonds, Apple, 7 ounces of Turkey, 6 pretzels and 1 french fry:)
Snack #2

2 tblsp Raw Almond Butter
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
see above
Dinner

Chinese Delivery -
Steamed shrimp w/ mixed veggies
Hot sauce and wheat free soy sauce on the side
1 Omega3 Pill
Large Wonton Soup
Steam Shrimp and Veg
Fluids

80 oz Water
1 Cup Coffee
2 Cups Tea
several bottle of water but lost track
4 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
Comments

Dinner was tough.  I really wanted to dig into the kids’ lo mein and wonton soup!  The cravings are really starting to get to me!  Otherwise, feeling pretty good and fit.  Kick ass workout this am.
Its official, I definitely have the flu and my energy is sapped. Normally I would not have gone today but I could not let down my boys. Paying the price.

DAY 14
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
3 Mile Run
Rest
Breakfast

Spinach Omelette
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
2 Slices AGF Canadian bacon
1/2 Tomato
1/2 Ezekial Muffin
1 Banana
Snack #1

1 oz Raw Almonds
6 Carrots
Green Apple
1 oz Raw Almonds
7 Carrots
1 Green Apple
Lunch

@Diner
5 oz Burger (no bun)
4 slices of avocado, tomato and onion
1 Cup Sauteed Broccoli
@Diner
5 oz Burger (no bun)
4 slices of avocado, tomato and onion
1 Cup Sauteed Broccoli
Snack #2

1 Hardboiled Egg
Yellow Pepper
Approx 2 cups of homemade soup w/ ground turkey, brown rice, kale, tomatoes, red peppers and carrots
Dinner

4 oz Rotisserie Chicken
1 Cup Sauteed Greenbeans
Arugula Salad
1 Omega3 Pill
4 oz Rotisserie Chicken
1 Cup Sauteed Greenbeans
Arugula Salad
1 Omega3 Pill
Fluids

80 oz Water
2 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Tea
100 oz Water
2 Cups Coffee
2 Cups Tea
Comments

Felt pretty good running this morning.  Wish I had the time to run more, but we had a very busy morning.  We are half way there!!
Today I told Tani I needed to change it up. I know she is supporting my decision and agrees I need to get better.

2 comments:

  1. keep the faith eric. it will only get better if you keep on it!

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  2. Thanks Will! Not giving up by any stretch, just making some slight adjustments. Peace E

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