Week 3: September 12 2014
I didn’t lose much weight this week,instead I gained 1kg of lean muscle! 😱
So, now under 20% body fat, having lost 1.3% body fat, currently standing at 19.4% in week 3.
In body-building, that’s a good thing – ‘cos for each kg of lean muscle built, one burns an extra 444 calories a day. But I’m still living in ‘normal’ people’s worlds – entrenched in what the scales say and obsessing over lower numbers each time I on the scales! Duh! I’m disappointed, anyway…
My training is going well – pushing hard, training 5 times a week. Lots of squats – an exercise I’ve stopped doing for the past 4 years since I fractured my hip bone. I’m slowly warming to squats after learning the breathing techniques, and I must say, I’m starting to enjoy it! Good news for my booties!
Gameplan for the week ahead: Tightening up my diet by reducing sugar free lollies, sauces to pep up my meals, diet cokes…. basically reducing eating empty hidden calories..
I’m also test-driving my new dessert treat - coconut oil mixed with nut butter (raw nuts blitzed in a high-power blender). I’m going to eat 2 tablespoons of it after dinner as a treat.
Until next week… xx
Week 4: September 22 2014
The past week, I got a new nutritional plan so am consuming 6 meals a day! Wowsers! I’m constantly cooking and stuffing myself silly. Being a glutton is NOT pleasurable at all, it’s a painful chore!! Up to date, I’ve lost a grand total of 6.1% body fat, standing at 18.5% body fat. Still a long way to go – like, 8%-9% body fat to cut! My goal is 57kg at 10% body fat!
Gameplan for the week ahead: Ditch all sugar-free fizzy drinks (am drinking 3 diet cokes per day…)
PS: In case you are wondering if I’m doing some cheesy poolside bikini comp, here’s the epitome of the bikini athletes. Watch the distraction here: