2014-01-06 training log

Frustrated. Feeling dejected.

Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 27, week 1

  • Work Set – Press
    • 45 x 5
    • 45 x 5
    • 60 x 5
    • 75 x 5
    • 90 x 3
    • 100 x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 130 x 7
  • Close-grip pulldowns (neutral grip, superset with warm-up pressing sets)
    • 80 x 15 x 5
  • Press
    • 90 x 10
    • 90 x 8
    • 85 x 8
    • 75 x 8
    • 65 x 10
  • Wide, pronated grip pulldowns (superset with additional pressing sets)
    • 110 x 10 x 5
  • Cable pressdowns (pin the elbows to the side)
    • 50 x 10 x 4
  • Hammer curls (superset with pressdowns)
    • 30 x 10
    • 30 x 10
    • 30 x 8
    • 25 x 10

I’m feeling dejected.

Everything is going down, except that which should be going down. My weights are going down, my reps are going down, my strength is going down… but my bodyweight isn’t.

*sigh*

Yes I know. It’s only been 3 weeks on CarbNite, but I expected to see better results than this. I’m down around 5#, but I lost that at about the first week and have been hovering there ever since. Something is not right. I don’t know what it is yet, but it’s driving me crazy. I have some thoughts, and I just need to do some researching and reading. If nothing else, since I bought the CBL and CNS books, I have access to their forums and will post my questions there to seek input.

I mean, today was fine for what it was, but it’s evident I have no gas. I accept that, but I figured the trade-off would be seeing the fat loss. *sigh*

Just feeling dejected, but you keep going… who knows… maybe this is some greater cosmic test of will for me that I first must overcome.

2 thoughts on “2014-01-06 training log

  1. I lost 40 lbs from June to November, what worked for me was not any fancy diets but good old fashioned counting calories. No matter the diet, if calories going in to the body is lower than calories going out you will loose weight. You can even live on cookies, but ofc that would be unhealthy and stupid 😛

    I focused on having a high consumption of protein, and I consumed my carbs mostly before and after training. There was no low carb, but I saved them for when I needed them.

    It wasnt that hard either, found a site for logging where most products and stuff was already in the database and it was easy to add new ones. This was a norwegian site though, but im sure there are plenty english sites that do the same.

    Strength wise I did loose strength, but thats ok. Now my goal is to get my strength back while maintaining weight, slowly but steady its coming back 😉

    Anyway you need to find your own road and how to do it, just wanted to share my experience which is that loosing weight really is about simple math, calori in – calori out.

    P.S.
    The best thing about counting calories (which I was very against once upon a time) is that you get so much control and are able to actually treat yourself and eat with the family etc. because you have control and know exactly how much or how little. And if you eat more one meal, you can eat less another meal and the calories remain the same.

    • Thank you for sharing.

      I’ll say that my diet hasn’t changed drastically from when I was eating carbs. I’ve switched some things (e.g. I am striving to eat more fibrous veggies instead of carby veggies, like I’ll have more salad greens instead of peas or potatoes), but on the whole I would think my overall caloric intake is down because of the loss of carbs. HOWEVER, it may not be. I have thought I could be taking in too much fat, and that’s somehow making up the difference. Not sure, need to do some number crunching.

      But point is, yeah… I figured if nothing else, I should be in caloric deficit and losing simply because of that… but, apparently not.

      I do dig the calorie counting stuff, and stuff like IIFYM. I think there’s a lot of simplicity and flexibility there (for just the reasons you provide). I was hoping to try something like CarbNite or the like for a bit of a kick start and “hurry up and lose weight” approach to things, then later on I could adjust to something more normal. But we’ll see.

      I have some avenues I want to look at in terms of what I’m doing to see if maybe I’m just having other issues. But in the end, I’m going to get there… it may take me a while, but damnit I’m motivated!

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