Sunday, January 20, 2013

Week 3 - The Challenge II Tani vs Eric

Thankfully the 3rd week is now complete. I say that because it means there is only one week left and I can't wait to go about my daily routine without this routine.  Don't get me wrong, the competition aspect of this with Tani is a blast. It's always cool doing something together and the banter around the house is always comical. Mostly we accuse each other of trying to sabotage the other's efforts through suggestion or down right cheating. I also find it interesting to see how we each react to changes in our diet. Do we feel better, worse, happier, more irritable and so on.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Tani is a rock when it comes to this and I am a grumpy bastard. Hmm...I wonder if she just has a better game face than me.

Below are our charts for the week. Hope everyone has a great week and we are excited to crown a champion seven days from now. Tani has still not decided what she is playing for but as a reminder I am playing for "King of the World".

DAY 13
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
4 mile run
So much for feeling good. Sick now. Today was a rest day anyway.
Breakfast

Asparagus Omelet
1 slice Ezekial Bread
4 Strawberries
Raman noodle soup
Snack #1

2 oz Ham
1/2 Pepper
none
Lunch

3 oz Chicken
1 cup Sweet Potato Cauliflower Puree
1 cup sauteed Spinach
Raman noodle soup
Snack #2

2 mini Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffins
1/2 Pepper
1/4 red pepper
Dinner

Spoon Restaurant
Avocado Salad
1/4 cup Edamame
2 pcs Yellowtail Sashimi
1 Live Scallop Sashimi
Salmon Skin Hand Roll (Brown Rice)
1/2 cup sauteed String Beans
Spoon Restaurant
12 piece sushi
1/2 roll
edamame
2 saketinis to kill the cold:)
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
2 cups Tea
70 oz Water
1 Peach Mango Vita Coco
2 cups coffee
1 cup tea
60 oz water
Comments

Struggled a bit with my speed workout this morning.  My legs are still pretty tired.  Otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good, healthy and strong.  I’m never hungry, but I am starting to crave sweets and pizza!!  Is it February yet?
Bummed to be sick as I was hitting my stride. Hopefully will feel better tomorrow.

DAY 14
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Extreme Endurance Class
(High intensity cardio bursts, strengthening and core exercises)
No workout still sick
Breakfast

2 Eggs
1 cup sauteed Broccoli and Peppers
1 slice Ezekial Bread
2 eggs
1 cup sauteed broccoli and peppers
1 slice Ezekial Bread
Snack #1

2 HB Eggs
7 Carrots
1 oz Raw Almonds
7 Carrots
1 Pear
Lunch

1 1/2 cups Brown Rice Pasta with Short Rib Sauce
Green Salad with chicken
1 small chicken noodle soup
Snack #2

2 mini Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffins
1 Green Apple
1 oz raw almonds
6 baby carrots
Dinner

1 cup Vegetable Stir fry
3 oz Grilled Turkey
1/2 cup Brown Rice
1 cup Vegetable Stir fry
3 oz Grilled Turkey and 3 oz Shrimp
1 cup Brown Rice
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
1 cup Tea
70 oz Water
1 Peach Mango Vita Coco
60 oz Water
3 Cups Coffee
1 tropical punch Vita Coco
3 beers
Comments

I hurt my foot yesterday while stepping into the garage.  It was so stupid and it hurts like hell!  To top it off, I gained half a pound.  I am really frustrated and disappointed.  I guess the one positive is that I was able to finish out today’s workout.  I thought for sure I was going to have to walk out (that’s how much it hurts).  Kickboxing Boot Camp tomorrow.  I’m looking forward to punching the hell out of the heavy bag!
Still have a bit of a cold/flu or whatever this is. Going to push myself tomorrow to run even if I am not 100%.

DAY 15
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
10 min Spin Bike
TRX
5 miles w hill repeats
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1/2 cup Blueberries
1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1/2 Tomato
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1 banana
Snack #1

2 HB Eggs
1 mini Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffin
2 oz ham
Lunch

3 oz Chicken
1/2 Avocado
1 cup Brown Rice w/ Salsa
green salad with chicken, cucumber, avocado, tomato, oil and red vinegar.
Snack #2

2 oz Turkey
7 Carrots
1 mini Blueberry Banana Quinoa Muffin
1 oz Almonds (at Movie Theater)
7 baby carrots
1 oz almonds
Dinner

8 oz Salmon Burger
2 cups Sweet Potato Fries
popcorn during movie date with Tani
wedge salad w blue cheese
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
60 oz Water
1 glass Pinot Noir
3 cups coffee
80 oz water
1 tropical punch Vita Coco
3 beers
Comments

Snow day for the kids, boot camp cancelled :(  Tried TRX for the 2nd time today.  It was okay.  Date night.  I brought almonds to the movie theater so I could splurge and enjoy a glass of wine at dinner.  It was probably close to 10 by the time we ate dinner and I ate a lot!  :(
Crazy day, eating was all over the place. So glad to be feeling better. Good run this morning, great date with Tani tonight.

DAY 16
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Vinyasa Yoga
5 miles
Breakfast

2 scrambled Eggs
1 cup Asparagus and Red Pepper
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1/2 cup Blueberries
2 scrambled Eggs
1 cup Asparagus and Red Pepper
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1/2 cup Blueberries
Snack #1

1/2 cup of Mixed Fruit (Berries, pineapple, honeydew and cantaloupe)
1 HB Egg
6 baby carrots
1 oz raw almonds
Lunch

3 oz Chicken
1/2 Avocado
1 cup Brown Rice w/ Salsa
green salad with shrimp and chicken
Snack #2

3 mini Quinoa Muffins
1/2 Red Pepper
10 baby carrots
1 oz raw almonds
Dinner

1 cup Chicken and Butter Beans
1/2 cup Brown Rice
2 cups Chicken and Butter Beans
1 cup brown rice
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
60 oz Water
3 cups coffee
100 oz water
1 tropical fruit Vita Coco
1 vodka, 1 beer
Comments

Gained a pound.  I figured I would after last night’s dinner.  Tried my best to stay on course today, primarily focusing on my portions.  I had a great practice today despite my very sore legs.  Tomorrow’s run is going to be tough.  
Up late last night on date night so did not work out until the evening. Overall feeling good.

DAY 17
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
5 mile run
30 min spin 30 min boot camp
Breakfast

AGF Chicken Sausage
1 cup Asparagus
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1 cup asparagus
1 slice Munster Cheese
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1 banana
Snack #1

1 oz Almonds
2 oz turkey
6 baby carrots
1/2 green apple
Lunch

3 oz Turkey
1 cup Spinach
Green salad, chicken, cucs, tomato, celery, avocado, oil and red vinegar.
Snack #2

2 oz Ham
6 Carrots
1 Pear
6 baby carrots
1 oz raw almonds
Dinner

Salad
4 oz Filet
1 small Sweet Potato
1/2 cup Broccoli
1 small piece of Banana Quinoa Bread
8 oz steak
1 sweet potato
1/2 cup broccoli
green salad w avocado
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
2 cups Tea
80 oz Water
1 Peach Mango Vita Coco
80 oz Water
3 Cups Coffee
4 Beers (its Friday:)
Comments

Gained another pound!  WTF?  Having a hard time staying on track and motivated.  I know it’s just a number, but I’m really frustrated.
Feeling great today. Decent night’s sleep. Awesome workout this morning! Looking forward to a great run tomorrow but for the near single digit temps.

DAY 18
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
Rest Day
14.75 mile run
2 gels
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1 cup Broccoli
1 slice Ezekial Bread
3 Strawberries
2 fried eggs
1 cup spinach
1 slice Munster cheese
1 slice Ezekial bread
Snack #1

1 oz Almonds
5 Carrots
a few carrots and raw almonds
Lunch

1/2 Burger
1 cup Asparagus
1 cup Sweet Potato Fries
1/2 Burger
1 cup Asparagus
1 cup Sweet Potato Fries
Snack #2

2 oz Turkey
1/2 cup Veggie Chili
nothing, took a nap
Dinner

Salad
1 cup Brown Rice Pasta
1 cup Marinara w/ Turkey
1/2 cup sauteed Spinach
Salad
1 cup Brown Rice Pasta
1 cup Marinara w/ Turkey
1/2 cup sauteed Spinach
Fluids

2 cups Coffee
1 cup Tea
1 glass Sauvignon Blanc
60 oz Water
2 cups coffee
100 oz water
1 Cafe Coco Coconut Water
many beers, we went bowling and everyone knows bowling requires drinking.
Comments

Decided to rest today and do my “long run” tomorrow.  
I still feel a little uneasy or anxious because I am with holding from many of the cravings I am having. I don’t eat a lot of sweets but when I do want them I usually have them. Been craving ice cream. Next week it will be mine.


DAY 19
Tani
Eric
Daily Workout
6 mile run
13.75 mile run (treadmill)
2 gels 1 serving HEED
Breakfast

1 AGF Chicken Sausage
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1/4 cup Blueberries
2 eggs w/ cup veggie chili
1 slice Ezekial bread
Snack #1

2 oz Turkey
2 Carrots
1 red apple

Lunch

Turkey, kale and brown rice soup
Turkey, kale and brown rice soup
Snack #2

2 oz Ham
1 Pear
nothing
Dinner

4 oz grilled Chicken and Shrimp
2 cups sauteed Vegetables
1 cup Brown Rice
4 oz grilled Chicken and Shrimp
2 cups sauteed Vegetables
1 cup Brown Rice
Fluids

80 oz Water
2 Cups Coffee
1 Peach Mango Vita Coco
1/2 Tropical Punch Vita Coco
1 glass of Red Wine

2 cups coffee
100 oz water
1 large Tropical Punch Vita Coco
4 beers
Comments

Happy with my training so far.  My hip was bothering me and I considered stopping at 4, but I pushed through.  Feel good for getting it done. Trying not to obsess so much about the number on the scale, but it’s hard for me.  
Despite being sick at the beginning of the week I feel rebounded well and feel great. Some solid runs this weekend and looking forward now to ramping up for the spring season. Mostly looking forward to being crowned champion next Sunday:)
 

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