Bungy Jumping this past Leap Day off the Auckland Harbour Bridge.  Fortunately, the video picks up after 10min or so of fairly undignified attempts to get out of it. 

Nick’s favourite part: my arms flapping on the way down, lol.

Also, you’re supposed to reach up and pull a chord on your leg to release your feet so you’re upright as they pull you back up, but I was definitely too terrified to move, and just stayed hanging exactly as I was…

Phone pic from the change room yesterday.  Starting to see a li’l quad action! :)

Phone pic from the change room yesterday.  Starting to see a li’l quad action! :)

Cutting: Day 13 (Nutrition)

Other than pancakes, protein powder and chicken, there were some serious cheats today.  I’m talking pizza, a McDonald’s cone, and a ridiculous period of time tonight where I literally couldn’t get full.  Fortunately, there are only so many items in my kitchen, and so I got wild by putting no-sugar-added raspberry pomegranate jam in some cottage cheese, munching on cashews, and just eating plain chicken like it’s my job.  Also, Nick and I split an ice cream bar.

Leg workout to blame? Maybe. Whatever the cause, I’m still hungry!

1,887 calories; 33.6% carbs; 32.7% protein; 33.7% fat

Shadow GPOY.  Anybody else get a superhero vibe?  I wish I had a cape.

Shadow GPOY. Anybody else get a superhero vibe? I wish I had a cape.

Cutting: Day 13 (Legs)

Fasted leg workout first thing this morning.  Squats are super tough on my hip so I’m keeping them really light and re-training myself not to over-arch my back, which is part of how my physiotherapist thinks I got injured in the first place.  Rather than sticking my butt out, I actually have to kind of tilt it downwards and in to compensate for my natural arch.  Will take some time to relearn. 

  • Barbell Squat:
    • 45 lb x 20 reps (+53 pts)
    • 65 lb x 20 reps (+61 pts)
    • 65 lb x 20 reps (+61 pts)
  • Dumbbell Lunges:
    • 0 lb x 20 reps (+40 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
    • 22 lb x 10 reps (+42 pts)
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 65 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 65 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 65 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
  • Seated Leg Curl:
    • 80 lb x 12 reps (+17 pts)
    • 90 lb x 12 reps (+19 pts)
    • 100 lb x 10 reps (+19 pts)

Cutting: Day 12 (Surfing + Nutrition)

Need I say more?  Bondi Beach and a li’l gin :)

  • Surfing:
    • 1:30:00  (+514 pts)

1,644 calories; 33.8% carbs; 35.7% protein; 26% fat; 4.5% alcohol

Cutting: Day 11 (Nutrition)

Didn’t start eating until fairly late in the day.  Still, pretty good outcome, especially considering the higher calories/fat over the past couple of days:

1,412 calories; 25% carbs; 46% protein; 29% fat

Cutting: Day 11 (Chest/Shoulders + Cardio)

Fasted Chest/Shoulders this morning, plus treadmill.  Nothing major to report.  Not really increasing any of my weights - just happy to maintain.  When I get home and don’t have to jump from 22lb dumbbells to 27.5lb, I’ll see what I can manage with 25lb ones.  Played with the incline on the treadmill (up to 10.0) and then ate pancakes so hard when I got home.

  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+23 pts)
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+23 pts)
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+23 pts)
  • Standing Dumbbell Upright Row:
    • 16.5 lb x 12 reps (+35 pts)
    • 16.5 lb x 12 reps (+35 pts)
    • 16.5 lb x 12 reps (+35 pts)
  • Front Dumbbell Raise:
    • 11 lb x 12 reps (+22 pts)
    • 11 lb x 12 reps (+22 pts)
    • 11 lb x 12 reps (+22 pts)
  • Dumbbell Bench Press:
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+74 pts)
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+74 pts)
    • 22 lb x 12 reps (+74 pts)
  • Dumbbell Flyes:
    • 16.5 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
    • 16.5 lb x 10 reps (+22 pts)
  • Cable Crossover:
    • 40 lb x 12 reps (+13 pts)
    • 40 lb x 12 reps (+13 pts)
    • 60 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
  • Running (treadmill):
    • 0:25:00  || 4 km (+230 pts)
    • fluctuated between running at 10km/hr on 0.0 incline and 6.5km/hr on 10.0 incline.

Cutting: Day 10 (Cardio + Nutrition)

Spent today walking around Newtown, then through the Botanical Gardens and over to the Woolloomooloo Bay area for a fancy dinner at the wharf, then walked back through the city to what was probably the furthest possible train station short of just walking home.  All in all, great dinner (stuffed zucchini blossoms and barramundi!) and lots of walking.  Hopped on the stationary bike for a bit to finish off the day.

  • Walking:
    • 4:00:00  || 10 km (+113 pts)
  • Cycling (stationary):
    • 0:24:00  || 12.5 km (+320 pts)

1,863 calories; 34.8% carbs; 27% protein; 34.7% fat

Cutting: Day 9 (Nutrition)

High day for calories and fat.  Glad I worked out in the morning because I just destroyed a bacon cheeseburger when Nick and I finished climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

1,881 calories; 31.8% carbs; 30.7% protein; 37.5% fat