Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hello all! I see it has been a bit since I dropped you all a line, so time to fill in a few tidbits to let you all know what has been going on. First, I must admit, I basically fell off the wagon after the contest in April. I planned on starting back into everything in late June/early July, but I wound up pinching a nerve in my shoulder and basically ended up only doing cardio for much of the summer. However, this allowed me to get in some nice biking and training in that mode. I've also been having issues with my back/left hip, so when that flared up along with the shoulder, I decided to forego the contest in October and set my sights on next March/April.
Now, like I said, I fell off the wagon...hard. Basically might as well have plowed my head into the ground because I have been eating like I've got no sense since probably July. Not the best idea in the world let me tell you. Anyway, after watching the scale go the wrong way, and realizing how crappy I feel, I decided this week that enough is enough and it's back to doing what I know I need to do! So, since as of last Sunday there are 100 days left in the year, here is a quick rundown of the plan...
1) No bread for 100 days. (This worked great last January-March, so it ought to help now).
2) Stay in calorie range...app. 1550 calories a day, and good macros...high protein, moderate fat and lower carbs, with the exception of one re-feed day per week.
3) Hit the gym at least 5 days per week. Right now I'm aiming for 3-4 lifting sessions per week and 2-3 cardio sessions...this may get increased, but it's a start.
4) 16 glasses of water per day.
With this beginning list of goals, I think we will get things back in line quickly, and once I get this back/hip thing taken care of next week, we'll be rockin' and rollin'!! Let's build some muscle and burn some fat!!!