I hate Monday.  This is cliche, everyone hates it, but I really hate it.  I hate having a great weekend and enjoying time off with my wife and kids and going on date night and going shopping (whaaaat?!) and not having to worry about work… then having to wake up the next day and go to work.  Has anyone found a good way of ignoring the Monday blues?  I try.  I try to pretend it is Tuesday, pretend that I’ve already been at work and it’s just another day, but it still brings me down.  I get so bored at work on Monday that I am waiting to get in trouble for being so bored.  “You can’t be bored on the clock!”

But even though Monday is Doomsday, I had a good one… for being a Monday.  Other than work being incredibly boring, not being with my wife, having back and elbow pain and still worrying about not losing weight, it was wonderful!  I had a great workout at the gym and improved on some of my lifts, burned a lot of calories and ate some great food.  Speaking on that topic…

I’ve decided to test something out.  I’ve been doing a 1,000 calorie deficit each day and was losing weight, then stalled for 4 weeks.  So I decided to test something and drop it to only 500 calories per day to see if I gained, lost or maintained.  That way it is easier to adjust than trying to drop to an even bigger deficit to test it.  Hopefully I lose a pound or so this week and won’t be finding that my BodyMedia is incorrect (or I am somehow logging incorrectly).


Breakfast – Overnight Oatmeal with dark chocolate
Snacks – Caramel Spice Cake and Strawberry banana yogurt and some jerky
Lunch – Turkey burger on wheat with onion rings
Snack – Turkey wrap
Dinner – Salsa chicken wrap
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran and some Fig Newtons and peanut butter


Stronglifts 5×5

Squats 220 lbs
Overhead Press 125 lbs
Deadlift 225 lbs

10×3 Circuit Training

Upright Rows 35 lbs/hand
Close-Grip Press/Pullover 30 lbs/hand
Overhead Side Laterals 25 lbs/hand
Chest Press 35 lbs/hand
Shrug Rows 40/35 lbs/hand @ 5
Pushups 30 done
Shrugs 55 lbs/hand
Shrug Swings 40/35 lbs/hand @ 5
Crunches 55 done
Bicycle Crunches 10 done
Uppercuts/Jabs 25 each

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