Rise and Shine (limp) 4.15am Tuesday 5th of January 2016
Planned workouts: 5-6.30am BJJ drills and sparring
5.15-6pm Kettlebell and 6-6.45pm spin class
Effective workouts: 5.15-6pm Cardio Kettlebell and 6-6.45pm spin class.
The BJJ session was a light session with mostly drills from spider and armbars from side control. The reason why the session was light is that I was stiff and tired. Monday really did me, I have almost no energy.
The cardio Kettlebell class was divided in 5 5' workout with basic Kettlebell techniques followed by intense body work exercises. More than 20 people in the spin class, so all the ingredients to push harder.
Breakfast: after eating so much yesterday evening, I had no appetite at all, so I had a handful of almonds and was sipping a coffe during BJJ (didn't finish it) and did not even touch the IBCAA, as the session was really light.
2nd Breakfast: around 8am Whey protein shake mixed with oats (not esoecially tasty, but not disgusting)
3rd Breakfast: around 11am 4 buttered toast and a white coffee
Lunch: 4 eggs scrambled eggs, some broccoli and cauliflower and some mustard
Snack: tuna, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, flax and pumpkin seeds, olive oil
Dinner: Quinoa with chickpeas, carrots. Onion, spinach and cod fish, cottage cheese and honey, a square of black chocolate.
Drinks: 1 black, 1 white coffees, 1 green tea and 1.5-2 liters of water
I felt slow the whole morning and not especially hungry, the food I had was spread out and look little snacks. Later on during the day I made sure that the food I eat was protein dense, as my protein intake was quite low. Drinking has been hard, I drink a lot when I train hard, today the hard sessions were late afternoon so I struggled to drink enough water.
Both training sessions were good, I did not feel the stiffness of the morning and my energy level was high.
Day 9 conclusions:
From a physique perspective, I weighed myself right after dinner and was at 85.9kg, if the weight loss keeps on at that pace, I will have to increase my calorie intake, not to end up far too light.
At a conditioning level I did feel the difference between last week and the beginning of this one, my fitness as such is challenges as well as my capacity to recover during workouts.
At a BJJ level, thanks to Luke my training partner as well as the guys at Icon BJJ Norwich, I am learning and improving my game everyday.
Tomorrow will be tough but I look forward to it as I need to push myself to my limits and beyond.