Back Squat – Week 4, Cycle 1
5 reps @ 40% – 47#
5 reps @ 50% – 60#
5 reps @ 60% – 70#
Immediately followed by:
3 mile walk with the dogs.
I hate squats. No two ways about it – I detest them. It’s just like eating your broccoli though, you gotta do it because it’s good for you.
I’ve been eating clean for 12 days now. Not strictly paleo because I have been eating quite a bit of cheese. Definitely low carb though, I’d say 40 g or under of carbs per day, and then only in the form of nuts, dried cranberries or incidental stuff, like sugar in salad dressing. I have to say, I still have the carb cravings. They weren’t too bad the first week, but this week man, oh man, have I been having food fantasies. Cupcakes. Glorious, glorious cupcakes. I’ve even been having dreams about being offered sugar cookies and having to battle with myself not to eat them. In my dreams, for crying out loud.
I lost about three pounds the first week, leveled off this week, though I am hoping that’s because of my period. I feel so much better (other than the burning need for pastries.) I did notice one big thing: no menstrual cramps. I mean none. And I went from being pretty much bedridden every month to… nothing. That alone, makes the diet worthwhile.