With summer coming, it is the best time to lose a few pounds of fat we’ve all packed on this winter. Myself, I am not overweight but I’d like to get back into my weightclass fast and look great for summer.
My weight loss goal is somewhat modest (10-15 lbs), and I begin this as the FIRST diet of my life. This is not so much about losing alot of weight, but becoming more disciplined/create new more healthy habits.
I want to do this diet because with age comes the realization that you can’t eat anything you want. In all honesty I’ve known this all my life but it has not stopped me from binging on fried foods, full bags of chips, or an 800g bag (2 lbs)of cadbury mini-eggs in one sitting (mmmmm) I love food but especially the bad stuff. Alas, it’s time to grow up a little and learn some discipline. In fact I don’t think, after these next six weeks, that it will take all that much discipline.
While the program is very strict, it is so simple and laid out well for you, and every week you have 7 days to dream up a great meal at the end for a reward. This i believe will be what will help me create a more healthy lifestyle in the days, weeks and months following the diet. If I can accomplish the discipline required here; maintaining a more healthy lifestyle will no doubt be a walk in the park.
I will be using the intermediate training program. i am active in sports however i have only been weight training for about a year. I have made some changes to fit my daily needs in this program:
do the powers that be think this is appropriate?*
I will continue kickboxing, but at a less frequent and less intense rate (technique vs drills/spar), on non-workout days. I will not do NEPA on these days (tuesday and thursdays).
NEPA will either be a brisk walk in the forest trails nearby or swim some laps in the pool here for (45-60minutes)
Here are my measurements from the end of summer and as of Tuesday April 14th.
As is probably evident I am not starting on a Monday. I will simply add the extra couple days on before the transition week (I will start tomorrow with the Wednesday workout)
Weight as of Sept 2008: 160lbs BF%: 8.0 -bodyfat: 12.8lbs LBM: 147.2lbs
Weight as of January 13th 2009: 179lbs BF% 10.9% - bodyfat: 19.5lbs LBM: 159.5
Change: +19lbs (+6.2lbs FAT +12.3lbs LBM)
Waist (navel) 32"
As per the plan, my diet includes:
Calories 1,485 1,815
Protein 220g 246g
Fat 42g 42g
Carb 62g 113g
Fiber 27 27g
I’ll post some before pics once my friend drops off the camera tomorrow.
heres a breakdown of my first day on the diet:
515am: 1 HOT-ROX
630am: arrive at work, have breakfast shake less the flaxseed::need to pick up tonight on way home.
930am: Work meeting and hungry. wonder if its the flaxseed?
11am: still in work meeting and not asleep (no coffee)? go HOT-ROX!
3pm: midday shake
BB Bent over row
115lbs 8,8,8,7,5,4 -->working progress)
BB Push press
70lbs 8,7,5 60lbs 8,5 -->working progress
notes: some weights to be tweaked **rev crunch too easy. should try with hands over head?weight? or hands by sides in air? (on hips right now) will repost cuz i dont expect anyone to actually read this long @55 post.
Surge Recovery chocolate: Amazing! nice surprise today with that first sip. my eyes lit up.
Good first day. smell of food drives me up the wall though. oh well sunday isnt too far away. glad i started on a wednesday so my first HSM isnt a full week away (6)
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