This is the week I have to come clean on my Six-Pack Challenge progress. I’ll post separately following this.
But I spent the last week in Mexico and did well on training in the start of the week, but got very sick at the end. Read on for more.
Workouts earlier in the week went well, but starting Thursday the flu I’d been fighting off got the better of me (which was a shame since it got both me and J, and we were in Mexico). It was nice to eat-to-gain again though J. I also took my photo for the challenge… more on that in another post.
Note: There is no Body-Fat data for most of the week because I didn’t have a way to do it in Mexico (and forgot on Sunday).
Apart from getting the flu, the new plan started out well (“apart from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”). I swam a bunch in the large pool at the resort we stayed at, alternating drilling and swimming, and I found things getting easier over time.
I decided to take the next phase of training with a new philosophy; listen to my body more. So, once the flu set in on Thursday, I’ve backed off training. I’m still a little under the weather as I write this, but am heading the right way. Hopefully this way I’ll manage injuries better.
I’ll be re-jigging how I present this next week, but my plan for this week is (subject to recovering from my illness):
- 20-40 25-yard swimming laps
- 90-150 minutes of Spinning
- 2-4 hours of weight training
- Set and maintain a diet of about 3,000 calories a day (trying to gain between .5 to 1.0 pounds per week)
No changes to data presentation this week. As with last week, data is presented in SOAP Note format.