So the title says it. Never lifted that early before and wondering if the way I'll try eating is ideal. I just started a new job for the summer and although I haven't had time to find a bjj gym yet, I'm hoping that hitting the weight room in the morning will let me have a little free time/be social on weekdays while still rolling.
Note that I'm 5'8" and currently 160 after eating like an absolute idiot last 3 weeks with finals and vacation. Trying to get back to the low 150s.
This is what I'll try starting with
5:30- wake up, big glass of water and cup of coffee
7:00- showers and whey with water afterword
8:30- Breakfast, either a homemade parfait with 1 cup plain greek yogurt, fruit, and 1/4 cup dry oats or 2-3 eggs with the oats tossed in the microwave. Those are just the healthiest things I think I can make the night before and bring to work in the morning
12:00- lunch, generally been 8oz chicken with veggies and olive oil with either beans, brown rice, or whole wheat pasta
Then I've got some healthy snacks in my office in case I get hungry in the afternoon and I've got the cals a little low so I can either have a bigger dinner or more freedom with going out to eat since we're all new co-ops meeting each other.
I guess biggest question I have is should I have maybe the whey or my breakfast meal before lifting? I did fine this morning on just the coffee, but not sure how it'll be once the days start adding up. Or if there's a significant muscle building/maintaining part with having some protein and/or carbs in me while actually lifting rather than just pwo. Like I said, I felt great this morning in the gym, but wondering if better gains with carbs and protein before instead of just for recovery.
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)
Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.
| current weight: 20.4 over