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Fit and the City


Wow, I'm unoriginal - and can no longer say I'm a diehard fan after the second movie...

Quick intro:
Been lurking for a while, and lifting for only slightly longer (bout a year now). Would love to shed a couple pounds or ten, while making strength gains at the same time, but don't we all. I don't currently own a scale - I think it's bad for the soul - but I'm small-ish with a Napoleon complex as a result of having a best (girl) friend who's 6'2, and little baby carnie hands. Slightly less carnie-ish now that I've managed to callus them up a bit.

I've lived in New York for roughly 4 months now, so I'm still a newbie. I HAVE learned that La Caverna is the devil and that the Sunburnt Calf is the greatest brunch spot on earth.

Mostly I want to use this blog to keep myself honest - the goal is to keep diet in check (just started IF) and make it to the gym 4 - 5 days a week.

Training (Push Day)
DB shoulder press: 1x5, 30 lb DBS; 3x8 25 lb DBs
Squat: Bar x 8, 95x5, 115x5, 115x3, 125x3, 135x2, 135x1, Bar x25
Leg Press: 2x10 just machine until I realized that I failed to put the plates on...4x8, 140 lbs of plates
Pushups: 4x10
Incline Bench: 3x8, 25 lb DBs
Skull Crushers: 35 lb bar, 3x6
Overhead tricep press: 30 lb DB
Calf press machine thingy: 3x10, 25 lb plate

Would have liked to try 145 on the squat but I'm at what I hope is the tail-end of a nasty cold.

Meal 1 - 1 pm - huge salad w/ lettuce, apples, oranges, cucumbers, peppers, chicken, balsamic
Meal 2 - 6:30 pm 1 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1 hershey kiss
Meal 3 - 9:00 pm - 1 cup 1% cottage cheese w/ dark chocolate PB mixed in, 1 cup fage w/ wheat bran and more dark chocolate crack mixed in (food porn necessary), 3 bags of salad w/ 3 red bell peppers, 2 rice cakes


First in...

I am giving a little frown at your food. I hope there are three more protein substantial meals you failed to post?


Yay fellow NYer! And obvious chocolate lover :slight_smile:

Nice training BigSync. That's some formidable squatting.

Carnie hands - lol! There's a bunch of shorties here, so you'll feel right at home. Can I ask height/weight?

I'll be following along!


I'm 5'3 - and I honestly don't weigh myself. If I had to guess, I'd say somewhere around 125.

Workin' on the protein thing, Hallowed! This is my third day on IF, so still figuring things out.

Training (pull):
Conventional deadlift: 3x5, 135 lbs, 1x3, 155 lbs
SLDL: 4x8, 95 lbs
single leg hamstring curl: 3x8, 30 lbs of plates
Reverse grip pulldown: 4x8, 80 lbs
Cable seated row: 4x8 @ 70 lbs
Bicep curls 4x6, 20 lb DBs
Hammer curls: 4x12, 20 lb DBs
Ab wheel: 3x8

Cardio: Walked 8 blocks to the grocery store. Yeah.

Only had my first two meals
Meal 1 - 1 pm: large salad, chicken, green beans, oranges, beets, balsamic
Meal 2 - 2 eggs, 2 squares of milk chocolate

Have to get up early tomorrow for work so going to bed in a couple hours. Lame for a Friday night, but I'm kind of grateful to be staying in as this cold just won't quit.