As you can tell by the title ---- I have a new and awesome goal!
Let's go back. I want to explain.
You guys know I've had a regain.
I didn't really know the extent of it until the end of last week.
I knew I needed to get a handle on things before everything went to shit.
I looked back this weekend and tried to really figure out what went wrong (uhh, BESIDES just eating too much, cause you know, THAT happened)
I know that a bulk of this weight gain happened when I shifted focus to lifting heavy. Lifting heavy = eating more. Eating more = lifting heavier.
Enter the cycle!
|Squatting my 90% - 135|
I LOVE lifting heavy. I have really, REALLY loved seeing my strength grow. Buuut... my growing waist line is not making me happy. I was super happily eating to my hearts content, and the lbs were creeping on.
I really had to decide. I can watch my lifting weights go up faster, and struggle to keep my weight down. OR, I can get much more focused about my eating, watch my strength improve at a slightly lower rate and get my body fat down
Well, I guess you know what I have chosen!
So, I'll be updating on my workouts more frequently. I am adding more metabolic back into my training. I cannot train any more than 3 times per week because of scheduling and other priorities, so my diet has to be stellar.
My eating plan: If you have been reading me for a while, you know. I'm back to clean eating. Very, very little processed foods. But I am doing this in 2 stages.
Stage 1 - eliminate processed foods, including added sugars. Dairy will be kept to a minimum. Lots of veggies, lean protein (animal and vegetarian), fat, some fruit.
Stage 2 - Continue above, and reduce carbohydrate intake to help lean out when I get a little closer to my goal.
I will lose 45 lbs.
1lb at a time.
I won't be perfect, but I am focused. Taking one step at a time!
KEEP MOVING FORWARD!