We did an hour of hill runs and atomic man makers. [/quote]
Is someone making you do this?
I’d lay off the extra stuff and focus on putting everything into the V-Diet exercise protocol.
Your goal was to lose as much fat as possible without losing any muscle.
A lot of extra stuff could cut into lean mass. [/quote]
The reason I went on this diet is because I have extra fat to spare. I have recently gotten into fitness competitions that require running and pull ups along with olympic lifting and power lifting. At the last competition I went to, I did well on the the heavy stuff but I got smoked by pull ups and a trail run. My next comp is on April 9th. I am on a training program tailored to these competitions now. I am not trying to change the V-diet but my training is coming from a different source. I am still doing to NEPA once a day but I am also going to be on the workouts from www.combatfitnesstrainingfacility.com 4-5 days a week.
I had my first HSM on Saturday. I was trying to make it to day 7 before I ate solid food. Saturday was day 5 and around 3pm when I finished shake #3 I was at a pretty low point. I started reading about the HSM and, correct me if I’m wrong, but you can have 4 over the 28 days and you are supposed to space them out evenly. I started the diet on Tuesday, and all week I was busy with work so I didn’t have a lot of time to think about how much I wanted food. Saturday I was able to chill out and watch some TV. That is when I started thinking about how much I wanted solid food.
My energy levels were low last week. Weight that would normally be light for me just felt heavy. I couldn’t really catch fire in my workouts like I normally do. I am hoping this feeling has passed now that I am 1 week into the diet. Either way I am sticking with this. All week people have been commenting that I look thinner. That is a great feeling.
One last thing, the vanilla bean protein with a little almond butter is pretty much the best thing ever. Tonight was the first time I tried the vanilla protein and it is awesome.