Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wow, what a change.
Before starting Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle (BFFM), I'd spend my days ignoring hunger pangs, munching on almonds to get by and otherwise just living uncomfortably.
Now, I feel uncomfortable in a whole different way. I'M SO FULL. On BFFM, I eat 5 meals a day (2100 calories total). This makes for a lot of food (quantity-wise) since it's all clean-eating.
However, I noticed that during my workout yesterday, I was able to push farther, faster and stronger than ever before. Why? Because I had properly fueled my body throughout the day. It was one of my best workouts in a whole year! I was sweating like crazy but never ran out of energy. I hope this keeps up!
I think the main challenge with this nutrition plan will be cooking ahead of time. I need to plan out my calories in advance and cook accordingly. I'm sure it will just become habit eventually but right now it's taking me some time to search for foods, weigh the food, cook the food, track the food. It's all worth it in the end if this plan pays off and I will probably try and cook in bulk as much as possible.
I also ordered body fat calipers from Amazon (since I couldn't find any in stores in my area) so I'm excited to use them. I really dislike my scale most days so using calipers, or tape measuring as progress reporting is much more appealing to me. Also, because I'll be able to differentiate my body fat from my lean body mass with the calipers, I'll be able to gauge my success and ensure that I maintain my muscle mass and burn off the fat.