I have burnt 1500cal in the last three days, I ate back about 800 of them because I was RAVENOUS after the gym.
I’ve been mostly healthy as well, except a bit of white pasta and tofu sour cream. My diet has been about 60% raw fruits, raw and cooked vegetables and raw nuts by calorie, higher by bulk. With some white pasta, oils, raw sugars, soy, seitan, brown rice and wholemeal bread thrown in.
I think I might be able to stick to this system for once.
Only my stomach muscles are sore, so I guess my body is finally used to the battering I like to give it at the gym.
My body feels great except I’m constipated. I figure this is just the sudden change in fiber intake though, so I’ll give that a few days to sort itself out.
My mood is great, I haven’t had a cigarette in 2.5 days, and no urge to have one.
I haven’t had a drink in three days either, which is nice, I’m hoping I can stay on a roll. I’m thinking of taking the next ten weeks off drinking. I would love to make some progress in the next competition at my gym. Whether I accomplish a holiday (fat loss) or a personal training package (girth change) or not I would be happy either way. So unlike last time, where I tried to make myself start from zero, I’m getting a baseline of moderate weight loss now, and intend to ramp it up during the challenge with running, weight lifting and lower food intake. I just have to get my protein profile sorted out. To my understanding seitan is a good source of everything except lysine, legumes are great for lysine and my protein powder is a good mix of all proteins, maybe a little low on lysine again.
I guess this means when I ramp up my training my best bet will be to include a protein shake after exercise, seitan or tofu with my lunch or dinner and black beans, lentils or a similar legume with the other meal.
I think a typical plan would be:
Breakfast: Always fruit
Snack: Nuts on uni mornings, protein shake (sunwarrior, essential soy milk, frozen berry of some kind, peanut butter or cocoa powder for flavour and dates or bananas for extra sweetness) on gym mornings
Lunch: Salad or stir fry with seitan or tofu.
Snack: The opposite of the first snack.
Dinner: Lentil mince and potato, or naked black bean burrito or dahl with bread or rice or lentil pastries if I can find a good dough. The other option is quinoa but I don’t know how to use it in a recipe other than oatmeal haha.
Drinks: Coffee with milk but no sugar, herbal teas and coconut water for “treats”.
Just one of those days where I felt like I ate wayyy too much food, then got home and logged it and realised I was still under my calorie goal. I guess I should have had a bigger breakfast.
I’ve been to the gym the last three days in a row!
Breakfast: Half a punnet of strawberries and a banana
Lunch: Massive salad wrap, spinach, avocado, olive, tomato, red onion and cucumber.
Dinner: Will be some dahl and rice I made a massive batch of yesterday
and I have half an avocado, 30 almond and an apple floating as “snacks” though I’m honestly not hungry at the moment.
I need to quit smoking again, that’s what really stopped me last time. I convinced myself I’d get back into the gym again when I quit but I decided fuck it. I’ll go to the gym and remind myself why I need to quit. Simple cardio exercises are killing me so much harder than they used to!
i feel broken, and the only way to feel less broken is to break myself more