22 September 2010

Out of Action

Wow, been really slackin off lately on the blog. But a few changes of note.

- after getting back onto a normal working schedule, been getting to the gym more regularly. Been trying some different combinations of regimes. I like the intensity from Body by Science slow mo, but also enjoy the variety of exercises from more conventional workouts. I know that the BBS basically dictates one exercise per body part and that secondary muscles aid in hypertrophy. My stubborn desire is to work those secondary muscles as well. That said, I have been performing multiple exercises per body part. However, I have been striving to high intensity (never as high as BBS, though). Last week or two has been down time which will roll into this next week....segway

- knee getting scoped tomorrow. I think this is a result of a skiing injury about 15 years ago. The knee has steadily been getting worse and it finally popped when I was doing interval sprints in July. Convenient timing since my health care benefits at work will drastically change next year.

- Also, been much better with the diet. Not like I ever was way off the reservation. But to get back to 10% body fat from current high of 15-ish, I notice that too many nuts, beer, dark choc def keep that up. A couple of weeks of being super pure, and the tanita scale numbers have dropped.

- a couple new food pics to post once I down load them from the camera, but not available right now.

07 September 2010


Ok, been slacking posting updates for the last month or so. So standard food p*rn pics for those who care:

Ordered this salad at Pizzaria Uno of all places, but duplicated it myself the other night. Consists of spinach salad, watermelon spears, blueberries, red onion, goat cheese, walnuts and a splash of evoo. Top with balsamic if desired = fantastic.
Finally picked up some real farm bacon from my favorite spot. Halfway through the 4 lb order. Interestingly, the jar of bacon grease has contributions from store bought bacon (bottom) and the more naturally raised pig (top). Interesting stratification. Draw your own conclusion.

Paleo scramble with roasted cauli. Grass fed beef, bacon, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms. Quick, filling, satisfying.
Other updates. Knee outlook not good. "significant" tear most likely means surgery within the next month. Actually it is an old injury that has just got worse and worse. Still trying to get to the gym several times per week.

One of the interesting parts is that since I am unable to do really any cardio exercise, i will have to rely solely on proper diet to drift back to my usual 150-ish weight and back to single digit body fat numbers. Stay tuned.