Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Training changes and PN test-drive

I came across this website and got a good laugh at some of the sayings. A few of my favourites were:

As dry as a pommy's bath towel
As fine as frog’s hair
As difficult as nailing jelly to a tree
As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
As useless as a chocolate fireguard
(I’m sure I could find a use for that)

On that note, I’ve been as busy as a one legged arse kicker the last few days. I have so much work to do I hardly know where to begin. So I’m just attacking it with a head down and bum up attitude, which seems to be working so far.

On the training front, I haven’t let being busy get in the way of my plans. So far this week, I’ve already managed to get one cardio interval session and 2 (short) walks in, plus a weights session, and it’s only Wednesday. Food’s right on track too – no Tim Tam balls for dinner in this house, no sir. *deftly changes the subject*

I have a new training program, which I started today. I’ve been doing a 2-day split, but I’m now going back to a 3-day split. Thank goodness. Doing shoulders/chest/triceps/back/biceps all in one workout was really quite an effort and I felt as though the muscle groups I worked last weren’t really getting a good go. So it’s back to more sets per muscle group. I’m enjoying the change but it means a bit of mucking around to get the right weights again, which is always a pain. Today was chest/shoulders/tris and that went OK…. Apart from the weird sore bit on the bony part of my left shoulder that’s been bugging me for a few days. No idea what that’s about. I'd better remember to mention it to Torture Lady (aka my osteopath) when I see her next.

I'm finally getting into my Precision Nutrition pack, and there’s a treasure trove of good stuff in there. I’ve listened to the CDs in the car and spent my lunch breaks reading through the recipes. I’ve yet to check out the DVDs though – maybe on the upcoming long weekend….

Last night I decided to try out a really simple protein bar recipe made from flax meal, whey protein, peanut butter, a little Xylitol and water. And I added some organic cocoa, just for extra chocolate-y goodness. They were super-easy to make but unfortunately look rather like turds, which gave The Baby a fit of the giggles. Didn’t stop him from wanting to eat one though.

I’ll be brave and test one out this afternoon and report back.


Kathryn said...

The cocoa sounds like a worthy addition to the bars :)

liz said...

Have you noticed you manage to include the word chocolate in almost every post! lol These turd bars sound interesting. See you tomorrow!

LizN said...

Hey Kek,
Where do you get Xylitol from? I want to see some pictures of these turd like protein bars. I gotta admit, I am totally over peanut butter and you will be too ;)


Chris H said...

Be damned if I'd eat anything that looked like a turd mate! In my Bodyattack class tonight they were doing something very like pop squats... I didn't do em! I have a dicky knee so just did deep squats instead. I thought of you though, ha ha.

Jadey said...

Yay protein Turds! If they taste good you'll have to send on the recipe

Debstar said...

One legged arse kicker hey? I'd like to see that.

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