Maintain workout schedule.
Bring lunch to work.
Nope. Terrible. One day out of five.
Keep up the commitment to getting leaner.
Nope. Also terrible. I generally allow myself desserts on the weekend, but I let the "weekend" extend into Monday night, and then in one day at work had chocolate-covered almonds, ice cream, and apple pie.
Get more sleep.
Nope. Not nearly enough. My daughter got into a routine of staying up until 10:30 or 11:00 PM. By the time I finished my chores and took a few minutes to wind down, it was usually well after midnight. The little one is back on a more reasonable schedule the last few days, so here's hoping that last week was, as they say, just a phase.
Do some loaded carries.
Check. Did some farmer walks with 45# dumbbells in the gym. This week I'll do the same, and today (Monday) I did a workout on the patio, and turned carying my kettlebells outside into part of the workout. (So, KB farmer walk 2 x 40m @85#)
I think I've hit the limit on improvements I can make to my fitness routine without also making changes in the rest of my life. And there, other things take priority.
I think I'm going to give the self-coaching routing a break for a while after week 8. I've made a lot of progress in a short time, and now it's time to let that solidify for a while.
Goals for Week 8
- Get back on track with the sweets. (Already making progress there.)
- Do two deadlift sessions.
And that's it.