End of week 7 (plan 2 with trainer)
Song of the week: Kanye West - Lost in the world
Favorite exercise of the week: Sumo press
At the start of the week I wasn't feeling 100% confident. On Sunday night I had a night of indulgence - bottle expensive champagne, seafood platter (oysters, scallops, smoked salmon, prawns, basa fillet, muscles), cheese platter with 4 different cheeses, olives, pate, dark chocolate coated gogi berries, and strawberries.
OMG I was really good but I felt SO bloated for the next 2 days I was worrying that I may have back tracked on my progress. After speaking to my beautiful trainer she assured me it would all be OK - and as always she was right!
I think my body needed the break actually. I think the main reason I was feeling bad was of how bloated and low in energy it made me feel (something Im not used to)
So now at the END of the week... I'm feeling quite amazing and proud of how I pushed myself this week to increase my weights. I increased 80 - 90% of my weights this week and I'm really surprised that it didn't make me feel any more sore than usual. My heart rate was pumping and body was loving the adrenaline.
You might think I'm a little crazy but have you ever had one of those days where your going ALL out in the middle of your workout and you just feel like smiling or giggling? Probably not but I get that feeling often and I know it sounds really bazaar, but I guess its the thought that I'm getting closer to my goals and I jsut continue to surprise myself with how much I can achieve with my body. Your body's only limit is only defined by what extent your willing to push!
My trainer suggested to increase my carbs and protein for the next few weeks to see what happens:
Weight training 1800cal 170g carb 185g protein 51g fat 40g fiber
Cardio 1650cal 110g carb 185g protein 58g fat 40g fiber
Rest 1550cal 75g carb 185g protein 65g fat 40g fiber
Been a little hard keeping my carbs up, Will try to stay on target this week.
I made some brown rice with wild rice this week which was really good so I might try to have that again next week.
Another recipe I am loving is protein pancakes, I made some this morning:
15g coconut flour
20g protein blend of choice
50g light ricotta cheese
130g egg whites (4 whites)
50g mixed berries
50g light ricotta
15g crushed Almonds
Week 8 Goals:
- Increase weight intensity 5%
- Maintain 170g carb intake on weight days
A few long term goals are that I really really REALLY would love to even just be able to perform ONE body weight pull up! So I am going to set this goal to be achieved by the end of Australian winter season (End of August - Also MY 25th BIRTHDAY on the 29th!) So that gives me 5 months to achieve this goal.
That's all from me for today, now its time for me to get onto my uni studies and practice for my mid term human anatomy quiz next week for nursing!!
OK Hi everyone,
So I have decided to start a bodyblog and aim to write one each week. My main reason for starting this is so that I can track where my head is and put down my thoughts in writing to see if it might help my progress and see areas where I can improve on, also might be a place where I set weekly goals for myself to aim towards.
I am half way (week 6) through my second plan with my awesome and motivating trainer! I am very happy with what I have achieved so far but there is still a long way ahead to where I want to see my body, my mind and my overall well being. I have been aiming to increase my weights each week, which I have been but I need to start pushing HARDER to achieve my goals. I feel my body has more energy in it after my workouts which I could be better using DURING my workouts.
So my goal for this coming week is to see how much I can increase my weight (within reason and without causing injury to myself!). To try and increase my weights more than I would normally and really focus on the movements and form of my exercises.
My diet has looked similar to the following:
On weight days 1800/1650 (120/170g carbs 170g protein 50/60g fat 40g fiber)
On cardio days 1500/1600 (75/110g carbs 170g protein 58g fat 40g fiber)
On Rest days 1500/1600 (75/85g carbs 170g protein 58/68g fat 40g fiber)
Plan is a upper push/pull lower ham/quad workout, Weights 4X week
Post workout cardio 10 - 15min aim (70 - 85% max HR)
I want to get my BF% under 20%
I want to start seeing my muscles "POP" - But to do that I need to continue to reduce my BF% and really PUSH hard.
So wish my luck for the following week and I will let you know how my week 7 goes!!