Monday, November 18, 2013
Well, I lived through the first week of the DTP program. There were a few times when I could have gone a little heavier in my weights, but I didn't know. Better safe than sorry. This week, I will adust accordingly. Of course, my whole body hurts, so I know I didn't do too poorly!!
I am having a rough time with the food/caloric intake. I just can't seem to get up to 2900 calories a day. I need to eat "bulkier" foods, but it is hard to break away from the brown rice and chicken! Then, when I do, I find that my fat is too high! lol I will get it. I haven't weighed, but my pants all still fit and I feel as if I am eating constantly. I will redo my measurements at the end of this week!
Here's to getting stronger! Stay true to your goals!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
and I am a bit apprehensive. Not only do I have my profile done, which will tell me what I accomplished with last month's cut program but also give me a starting point for the next program I am doing, but it is also my first day on the new program.
Tomorrow I start Kris Gethin's 4-week DTP program. It seems a bit insane. It is 4 weeks of no rest days, high calorie eating and high rep/heavy weight work. The first day is legs. There are only 3 exercises - 300 total reps on the leg press, 220 reps on the calf press and decline crunches to failure for 5 sets. Hahahahaha...only three exercises!!
I am excited and scared all at once.
I think I have all of my supplements in order (creatine, BCAAs, carbs, etc.) and have the times for each one figured out. Now to see if I can figure out how to mix them without making something that ends up being far from palatable!! This should be a fun experiment!
Today is a rest day. For that, I am thankful. I do believe some yoga is in order though.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!! Take care of you and stay true to your goals!!
Friday, November 08, 2013
My last profile was 10/24, three days into this three week program. On 10/24, according to their profile, I weighed 150.0lbs. Today, before my workout, I weighed in at 144.6. After my workout, it read 143.2. Apples to oranges comparison, I know, as the profiles are done after work and these weights were taken right after waking up and then the other after my post-workout shower. It still makes me feel pretty darn good though. A six pound loss in 3 weeks would be awesome to show. I have two more days to go, so I can do it. I just have to be disciplined and determined enough. :)
Next week I start my month long DTP (Dramatic Transformation Principle) program. I have to radically change the way I eat (going from 1600 calories max with a lot of restricted foods to almost 3000 per day) and the way I train. Heck, the first day is leg day and it includes 300 reps on a leg press! I look forward to it, but I am also completely intimidated.
I have come to realize that I MUST put my scale away on Monday. I am supposed to gain muscle and this will, most likely, show as gains on the scale. At the very least, it won't change my weight. I am going to update my measurements on Sunday and pick a pair of jeans to use as "control" jeans. Sounds crazy, probably, but as long as those jeans still fit the same, I should be okay mentally. :)
I will update with my profile info and measurements on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Okay, time to take stock. I apologize if this is a bit long. First of all, I have yet to do what I "said" I was going to do and I haven't hung my goals in the kitchen or my gym. Naughty! That will be taken care of post haste. In realizing that, I read through my goals and noticed that I have NOT been following through. I have to do yoga both today and tomorrow to meet that goal. Not a huge deal, but today may prove tough. The worst though is that I have NOT been drinking my water or eating quite like I should. Have I been horrible about it? No. But my 13yo asked me yesterday why it is that I have been working out for so long and I don't look more like the women I see on my body building sites, etc. What could I tell him? Well, I lack the discipline in myself that they have or I would. That's what it all boils down to for me, discipline. I haven't been very good with the candy, stupid holiday lol, and I have had a bite of this and a taste of that. Will this kill me? No, obviously not. But what it will do is cause my insulin to fluctuate, throw my body off in other areas, make me hungry when I shouldn't be or vice versa, COMPLETELY throw off my macros (as it isn't all about calories) and leave me with less improvements than I would have seen if I hadn't let it slide. What do I need to do, especially since I can't even tell you how many calories I have been consuming or how my macros look? LOG MY FOOD!!!! I need to "get back to my roots" and weigh and log everything that I am putting in my mouth. I need to have the visual motivation up in the rooms where I tend to show weakness. I need to be reminded of my goals BEFORE I put them on the back burner. Those are the things that I am going to be working on this weekend. I have to do a workout both today and tomorrow, as I chose sleep over my Friday workout, giving up my Sunday rest day. I am okay with that though. SLEEP IS NECESSARY! Next week is the last week of this cutting program and I really feel that I need to go into it hard. I really feel as if I need to push myself a little harder during the workouts and I need to be more disciplined with my food choices. I want to show that these three weeks were worth it. I am starting an ass-kicking program immediately after this is done to gain muscle. I need to prove to myself that it is going to be worth it, as well. I had this tattoo put on my fingers for a reason. I need to follow through. My ring finger says discipline. My middle finger says determination. Time to find my beast mode!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Apparently, I didn't log last month's profile, so I have no way to compare this one to that last one, but I did find the one I had done on this very day last year and have learned that I am actually 1lb less than I was then. This makes me feel good, as I feel as if I am behind!
Weight: 143.5 (down 3.5lbs since last month)
Fat Weight: 34lbs (down 3.5lbs since last month)
Fat Percentage: 23.7%
Torso: 21.2lbs / 27%
Left Leg: 4.2lbs / 17.7%
Right Leg: 4.2lbs / 16.5%
Left Arm: 2.1lbs / 26.5%
Right Arm: 2.1lbs / 25.8%
Water Weight: 76lbs (down .5lb)
Water Percentage: 53%
Predicted Muscle Mass: 33.5lbs (up .5lb)
BMR: 1401 calories
I had the exact same amount of fat pounds on me last year, but my muscle mass is .5lb lower this year. I am okay with all of this though. I intend to just keep eating the way that I am and stick with the program I am using. I have another month before my next one and I would really, really like to see the same results, if not better, of course! For now...off to bed!
Have a great one!
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