Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pre-Training Days 7 and 8: alignment

Training for 2013.04.19
    Kajukenbo: Self defense curriculum test review

Food Log
    Beef broth
    Veg broth
    White bean soup broth
    Fruit and veggie shake

Training for 2013.04.20
    MMA Training: Punch and kick footwork
    MMA Training: Basic boxing footwork

Food Log     Peach Smoothie
    Green Tea
    Spinach, Kale, Cucumber, Broccoli Soup
    Fruit shake

    I don't mean alignment in some weird self-realizing sense, nor do I mean in some stodgy business-y sense, I literally mean physical alignment, that is, two or more things clicking into place.  I was thinking about the fact that I feel like whatever part of me governs sleep has finally caught up to the rest of me and now that everything's clicked into place, I'll be able to get back to sleeping like a regular person.  I was actually visualizing UIs like that one scene in the fifth element right at the beginning when the glowing circles line up to indicate that the shadow planet has arrived or whatever it's supposed to mean, or all those sequences in the various star wars when some ship gets locked into someone's crosshairs and lasered to death mere seconds later.

Almooost that's not true, i'm still a ways out

    Yeah, It's getting to that point in the head, so I imagine my writings might get a little more disjointed and lovecraftian (I just mean in the batshit insane sense, not so much speaking of sleeping elder gods and all that) as time goes by.  I need the sleep bad, just because it's amazing what a difference effect the cutting has when you're actually training.  I was beginning to think it was manageable yesterday, then I go to MMA Training this morning and I'm not sure if it was the coffee, but yeah, jump roping is hard and awesome.  Days I (feel like too big of a wuss to/otherwise don't) train I need to start the time honored tradition of steady state cardio, or as I like to call it, going out for a lunchtime stroll.

    Almost two weeks in and starting to notice less gut when I do certain movements, but not fast enough.  Need to figure out how to get the nutrition for lifting sessions in, and I think I'm going to have to just bite the bullet and switch proteins.  I know i'm being a baby, but man, I seriously can't stomach that Strawberries/Cream Isopure.  The peptobismol pink is the first turnoff, but the taste is totally just pukeworthy.  Gotta figure out how to get the powders down too, haven't been able to find anything that makes them usable, but I think that's less to do with their chemical-flavored goodness and more that it's amplified by the nauseating flavor of the orange C4.

Great results, but man, this stuff tastes like human debris

    My right leg needs the calories and materials to recover though, I'm not sure my massive fat stores alone are up to the task...Doing the footwork drills today really highlighted how much I need to get that stuff down, so no gimp legs.  Making time for foam rolling and mobility, no more questions, no more f'ing around.  Def a testament to the intensity of things like strongman and fighting, all that time i was just lifting in the gym I got by without too much foam rolling, though I did do a ridiculous amount of mobility work...This isn't some excuse i'm trying to make to eat more food, I'm on my schedule and what's happening is happening.

    Gotta say the Amazon Prime is paying off for sure since netflix keeps removing all the food porn shows, but you know, i feel like I'm doing cuts wrong.  Every time I've done a monster cut like this, having access to food porn keeps me sane, altho everything i read says don't think about food.  Of course, knowing how weird i run, I imagine I'm spiking my insulin just by looking at food too, so I'm sure I'm just wrong on all kinds of counts.  It's weird, i'm actually looking at all the stuff I take in during the day and starting to remix things, case in point, spinach, kale, and broccoli soup tonight instead of putting those in my shake.  When you start thinking about it that way, it's probably a sign of some sort of neurosis, or as i call them, food issues.  Thankfully, I'm not too tired or far gone to start TMIing about all that, but let's all be glad I'm not video-blogging (yet).  I'm also trying my damndest not to draw parallels to the Cabbage Soup diet, but really, all I have to do is tell myself that I'm making up excuses to start eating again and it's cool.  I take to self-deprecation way better than I should (for a non-Catholic)...

Loser's lunch, Wannabe Fighter Style