At 11:15 AM yesterday I tore myself away from the morning Christmas festivities and did my chest/abs workout. I didn’t really feel like doing it, but once I got started I felt great! I blew away last week’s workout, adding weight and/or reps to every single exercise. As for my diet, it was a cheat day but I didn’t go completely nuts. I had some cheese and crackers, a little snack mix, and for dinner my roast pork came out perfect! I also made a roasted vegetable medley with new potatoes, whole garlic cloves, carrots, onions and olive oil. A couple of biscuits and some apple sauce rounded out the meal. For desert I had a single slice of cheesecake and coffee. I also had a glass of wine with dinner, and a couple of Grey Goose on rocks before dinner. I’m sure the alcohol was a shock to my system, so I was concerned that I might sleep poorly. Thankfully that was not the case, and I feel quite good this morning. I enjoyed having a few drinks, but I really do believe that alcohol is extremely counterproductive to my goals, so I will not be drinking again until after my 2007 cutting phase is complete.
Speaking of my upcoming cut, a couple of days ago I did some basic math and came up with some estimations of how much muscle I added over this bulk, and where I expect to be when I reach my goal of 6% body fat. If you missed it, you can check it out here. On a related note, my complete 2007 cutting program – including food logs – can be found here.
Reminder: I’ve not had any time off since last summer, so I’m going to be starting a two-week vacation on December 30, 2006. I will resume my daily updates to this site on January 15, 2007. Normally if my vacation falls over the first day of the month I skip my monthly pictures; however, because January 1, 2007 is the end of my bulk and the start of my cut, it’s an important set of pictures. So, I will be taking my monthly pictures as scheduled and posting them on January 1, 2007.