Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This Week's Fruit

Monday's fruit detox day went pretty well.  I went with mostly bananas, eating about 20 on the day.  I also had a bowl of cut fruit like canteloupe and whatever that green melon is, and downed 2 apples.  Plenty of calories for the day, I stayed full the whole time.  Monday night I went to the gym and did some strength training and rode 20 miles on the stationary bike.  I also did yoga that morning.  And I had plenty of energy for all of those workouts.

Monday's weight was 182.6 lbs at 21.7% body fat, which is up slightly from last tuesday's 181.4 lbs and 20.8% bf.  But that's normal, I would still consider the effects from last week's fruit detox day to be still there.  I didn't go straight back to 185+ lbs like I was last monday.  So how did it go this week?   Tuesday morning's weight was 179.6 lbs and 20.2% bf.  That's the first time since Jan 13 that I've come in under 180 so I'm very happy about that.  I'm also very close now to getting under 20% body fat, which is another goal.  At the peak of my Ironman build last year I was around 175 lbs with 18% body fat, and if I can get close to that by just adding more fruit to my meals instead of adding another 20 hours a week of training then I'll do that and be happy about it.

I'll call these Fruit Detox Monday's a huge success.  Others are starting to agree with me too.  Several people at the swim practice last night remarked how thin I was looking.  Plus others are starting to catch on.  My friends Jeff and Christina are going all fruit today.  Christina also has another friend that is giving it a try.  Even Kelley is getting on the bandwagon. So that's pretty cool.

Workouts are also going great this week.  Saturday was a fun 1800 yard swim with a 20 mile bike ride for a new brick.  Then sunday was Bigun's birthday so I squeezed in a time crunched 18 mile ride/3 mile run brick.  Monday had the 20 mile bike ride, and yesterday was a fast 4 mile tempo run in 29:52 over lunch followed by 2700 yards in the pool for a RAM practice. The most interesting thing about the RAM practice was seeing Erica there.  Erica qualified for the olympic trials in the 50m freestyle, so I thought she was going to be in Omaha this week.  I have really enjoyed watching the swim trials on tv and looking for her.

The end of June is almost here!  Have a great week!


Fair Weather Runner said...

20 bananas? for reals. the sh*& is bananas!! :) glad you're finding what's working.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am intrigued by this fruit day concept! I might have to give it a try when I get back from my vacation!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I like the idea of a fruit day. However, one fruit only is not so great. I think if I could just have any fruit, all day, I would be good.

Hugh Jass said...

That is a ton of bananas. I think I would definitely have to mix it up quite a bit. But I could totally eat fruit all day.