Today was a welcome rest day from training, and it was time to take stock of my progress on my first 28 days. I have been able to consistently progress the weights on my StrongLifts 5X5 workouts so far, and according to my caliper readings, was able to add some muscle and lose some fat. Comparison pics are at the end of this post.
In the afternoon, I went with my project partner here in Adelaide to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, a town up in the Adelaide Hills. It was very interesting to see many examples of automobiles and motorcycles dating back to the early twentieth century. The drive through the hills was also very nice, through some very windy roads flanked by some vineyards and small farming villages. The weather was also perfect, bright and sunny but still quite cool.
I had allotted on my meals today (the last) as an exception meal, and it was a good one consisting of stir-fried chinese noodles with chicken. However, one of my other meals (just after leaving the museum) was an afternoon coffee and cake, which I supplemented with half of a high-protein bar which I had brought along for cases like this. It was not as I had planned, but at least I did not go hungry and I was able to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Hope your weekends have been as wonderful as mine has been, and that you were able to get some rest ready for the shredding week ahead!
Here are comparison pics between M2 Days 0 (Day 98) and 28 (Day 126).