The Challenge has been met on day 73. I had a great workout today especially after the workout I had yesterday. I was glad to see The Challenge on the P90X3 schedle today. I have been craving a strength training workout after 2 consecutive cardio workouts. And I knew I could really go for it since tomorrow is Yoga.
Day 73 The Challenge
I took on The Challenge workout today and all I had to decide on was if I was going to increase my reps or not. In this workout we pick our goal numbers for each move (pull ups and push ups) The last time I did this one I set a goal of 12-20 and was able to do 22 push ups on a few different moves. So today I decided to go ahead and try to do the 22 push ups all the way through on top of adding an extra pull up, putting my numbers at 13-22.The cool thing was that I met those goals and it wasn’t easy. I’m really starting to notice how much quicker my heart rate recovers too. For example on this workout the last time I did it I burned 443 calories with an average heart rate of 443 compared to today where I burned 408 calories with the same average heart rate. Meaning I’m recovering much quicker so I burn fewer calories. How about them apples.
Day 73 The Challenge Nutrition
Once again I took a deeper look into my nutrition macros and made the decision to slightly alter them through the end of this How long does it take for prednisone to work Challenge which is roughly only 2.5 weeks left. I was following the P90X3 nutrition guide macros of 30-40-30 but after more research I found (with some math) a better solution for me personally and my goals. The slight change went from 30-40-30 to 40-35-25 (proteins -carbs-fats). As you can see I have increased my protein intake and dropped my carb/fat intake. Again this is only a small change to see how things go. I felt like I needed to drop the fat percentage anyways and 25% is good without going too low even though most might say go to 20%. I’ll follow this plan through the end of this round and then re-evaluate. I finished today with 1982 calories and my macros at 39-36-25. Stay tuned.
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