Monday, 22 September 2014

another weekend... in the gym #26

FOOD


I've missed a few weeks of my diet and training posts recently as things have been a bit off here! For a long time now I've been struggling with my diet, to the point where my PT used the dreaded "yoyo" word with me. The worst part for me is that I know how to get back where I want to be. I know I can do it. I've done it in the past. Yet for months now my body fat % has been stuck at nearly 5% higher than where I want it to be. And there's nobody to blame but myself!

Clean apple sauce. Made with apples from my garden, to be used in pancakes & protein pudding :)

I'm scrapping my personal goal of "under 20%" body fat in favour of a more definite 18%. That way I can't get to 19.9%, decide I've made it and shove a cheesecake down my throat - I'll have to keep going to get the results I'm so desperate to achieve!

On Saturday I started a new, more structured plan that my long suffering PT has drawn up for me. This means I'll be going back to a less detailed account of my weekly diet on here. Hopefully having everything planned and weighed out, with specific macros will help me stay on track as it's taken away the decision making and portion control issues that I seem to be struggling with. As everybody knows I love to eat, so with a range of 1800-3000 calories of good, nutrient dense foods per day there's surely no chance of me ever feeling unsatisfied. If anything I'm going to struggle to eat everything, especially on the higher carb day! The only thing I'm unsure of is the addition of protein shakes to my diet - something which I have avoided thus far, preferring to get my protein from more natural sources. However, I trust my PT and have therefore decided to fully commit myself and trust the process. Most of the recipes are completely new to me which makes it that bit more exciting and I'm delighted to say that porridge and almond butter are heavily featured!

EXERCISE

Monday - Rest day.
Tuesday - Kettlebells & metafit - started using a 10kg kettlebell! It's a challenge but one that I'm enjoying and I feel I'm getting more benefit from the class again :)
Wednesday - Weights & 1/2 mile swim.
Thursday - Weights & insanity class. 
Friday - Personal training.
Saturday - Kettlebells & metafit.
Sunday - Weights.

Christy xx

2 comments:

  1. I know how you feel about your diet! I'm having similar issues too, I'll focus really well for 2 weeks to a month then I'll go crazy every other day for ages. I hope your new plan works out well. xxx

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  2. Hope it all works out for you. I do need to kickstart my own regime too....it seems lately all I've been doing is sitting around and eating. Ugh.

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