Ok let’s try this again…. like I mean really try and not quit because it’s hard and it sucks and I wanna eat….. whine over
Time to put my big girl pants back on and do a cut… aka fat loss phase.
You see , my lean muscle gain was good and I was making the appropriate increases in weight but my overall body fat was out of control .. 36.2% is far too high for my liking. Hence the decision to attempt another fat loss phase. And yes I am going to do cardio again because I have to, not because I want to. Have a look at my new macros for the week
This is doable so long as I stick to filling carbs like veggies and fruit and fill up on lean protein at every meal.
Today I did a fasted cardio workout which was 30 min of hiit sprints on the mill
I’m still sick as a dog with a head cold and my lungs have not recovered fully from my pneumonia but fuck it , I’m still giving it my all. Then I still had a full leg day workout , this was a struggle today. I could barely squat 135 today. Changed up my plan a bit to incorporate some RDL on the smith machine, worked glutes and finished with some abs.
After all that I was famished so I downed my protein with creatine and came home to eat this
Now to figure out the rest of the days meals and hit those macros …. Happy Victoria Day friends
Good lord what the hell has happened to me???
I’ve been following a reverse diet which ultimately had me gain 10lbs over 12 weeks , I looked leaner but the scale is a liar. But ….. today I did my Before pics for the Still In It Challenge and man oh man I look so fluffy and fat!
The scale doesn’t lie in this case because I’m 185lbs and 35% body fat, that’s dam near obese! My WLS would be going nuts right now.
Proof – look at these pics which I took in my bathing suit so my afters will be done in the same suit
Girl —– cellulite is for realz!!!!
I’m on a moderate fat loss program now but it’s time to ramp it up and hit rapid fat loss. Yes my macros are going to decrease but I need to be in a calorie deficit if I want to lose. I know there is muscle in there somewhere but that ugly fat layer needs to be shed first.
I’m going to use my Alpha Female training for my lifts for the challenge as they were tough!
I AM Doing CARDIO because I have too, but only 25 min HIIT 3-4x a week.
I’ll be posting my video on my weigh in to my You Tube channel every Thursday so stay tuned and watch me get my weekly macros!
I friggin loved this book and I devoured it in a matter of days! I’ve dog eared so many pages!
Weigh in – 174.4lbs
I took my before pics
Urgh! Breakfast was this
I need to find a better protein powder because 400 calories for 2 scoops is stupid!
My macros are set up for
I went to the gym and completed day 1 workout which is chest and calves
My weights were
Incline bb 40×10 for 3 sets
Incline DB 15lbs each x10 3 sets
Dips on the assisted machine
Calf raises using 25lbs each 12 reps 3 sets
Seated raises 45×12 3 sets
Followed by 20 min of HIIT sprints on the treadmill.
Drank a protein shake post workout, ate 4oz of sweet potato with 2 tbsp of natural PB!
Lunch was 74g lean thin sliced steak with mustard
I’ll figure out the balance of my macros but my goal is to stay 50 calories under my target daily limit.
Supper looked like this
Day 1 complete and not hungry!
Let the cutting season begin.