As I said in the last update, I increased my macros for these couple of weeks. It went well. Week five tracked six days and week six tracked eight due to things going on.
I don’t have anything interesting to point out.
Still no issues drinking enough water. I’ve settled in on an average of 106 ounces a day and seem to be down to one wake-up most nights. I’m still keeping track of water intake because it would be really easy to fall out of the habit.
Body Fat %
Note: these are an average of three days at the end of each week.
Kind of surprised with the dive in week 6. I really want my weight to stabilize around 195.
After the decrease in weight I’m going to switch up the macros goals again. In order to help build muscle and lose fat, I’m bumping protein up from 1.0 gram per pound of bodyweight to 1.1. I’ll also increase carbs and fats. I will stop eating less on rest days, especially since one of my two rest days each week has been a 30-40 minute active recovery / cardio session. New goals will be 255g of carbs, 90 grams of fat, and 215 grams of protein for 2,690 calories. These changes will give me about 1,500 more calories a week.
I’m still feeling great throughout the day and even better in my workouts. Looking forward to what my body does with the extra calories.
The next 5 weeks are the CrossFit Games Open and I’ll be in San Diego for one of those weeks. I suspect I won’t be as disciplined as I have been. There wasn’t much to say in this post, so I may not publish another update until after the Open.
So happy to have added the rower to my garage gym. I’m really enjoying 30-40 minute cardio sessions in the cold garage. Didn’t have the heat on long and I ended up ditching my hoodie, but it’s nice to warm things up a bit to get started.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for a used Concept2 rower over the last few years. Yesterday one finally came up at a good price, so I drove 30 minutes over to Midland and picked it up. What better day to break it in than during today’s winter storm, so I brought it in to the living room.
Yeah… I’m going to loving having this at home.
I checked the computer and it only had 13,520 lifetime meters on it! To put that in perspective, I rowed 2,500 meters in my first workout, so the machine is essentially brand new.