Today was a day I was worried about, as the training called for The Rock’s notorious Leg Day. It’s no joke. After doing 50 minutes on the elliptical, the weight training took me 84 minutes. That’s over two hours at the gym, the entire time asking my legs to work hard. Details of the legs routine are here, but overall, it involves 1261 reps total. This includes 625 calf raises. And unlike all the other workouts, this happens twice a week. It turns out The Rock likes Leg Day so much he repeats it each week on Saturdays, so he’s “not rushed” and “can take his time.” Sick bastard.
Get Back in the Kitchen!
When I did all my food prep on Sunday afternoon, I made two days worth of food. Which meant that tonight it was time to cook again. As I purchased my 6lbs of cod, I decided to take a shortcut: the place where I buy my fish will steam whatever you buy there for free, so I took them up on that offer. Waiting 10 minutes for it to steam there saved me the entire baking process, and having to clean three pyrex baking dishes, so that was definitely a win.
I managed to cut down the 2 hours of prep I spent on Sunday to just over one hour. But the night still got away from me.
No Sleep for the Weary
It’s important to me that doing this for 30 days doesn’t take away from my time with my family, and every evening I feed my daughter, give her a bath, and read her a book before putting her to bed. Our evening routine takes about an hour. Which means by the time I got home, ate my sixth meal of the day, then put her to bed, it was close to 9pm. Food prep took a little over an hour, then I had to do all the dishes, make/eat my 10 egg-white omelette, then get ready for bed. By the time my head hit the pillow it was about 11:45pm. That left me a little more than 5 hours of sleep. That’s awful, and totally unsustainable. I’ll need to figure out how to juggle all of this better. I’m considering cooking up massive batches of food this weekend and vacuum-sealing them to freeze. If I could not have to worry about cooking any protein every two days, I’d be in good shape.
Here are my stats for the day. I think I may need to revise my daily step goal of 10,000 steps, as I’ve been hitting it while still at the gym. Also crazy to see that the leg workout had my heart rate up at the same levels as the cardio. It’s some serious business.