At the very top you will see my Week 2 Reverse Diet progress pictures as compared to Week 1 (directly below that set of pictures).
Height: 5’8 3/4″
Weight: 134.5 this morning (135.1 last week / 134.8lb at end of cut).
Below is my weight log for the past week.
Last Week of CUT Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1555 calories 125C / 140P / 55F
Friday 1792 calories 190C / 150P / 48F (heaviest weight lifting day)
Sunday 1562 calories 106C / 145P / 62F (rest day)
Last Week’s Macros:
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1624 calories 135C / 145P / 56F
Friday 1861 calories 200C / 155P / 48F (heaviest weight lifting day)
Sunday 1607 calories 115C / 145P / 63F (rest day)
This Week’s Macros:
Time to increase again...
Monday -Thursday & Saturday 1682 calories 145C / 145P / 58F
Friday 1919 calories 210C / 155P / 51F (heaviest weight lifting day)
Sunday 1665 calories 125C / 145P / 65F (rest day)
Last week I took it relatively easy and just did what I felt like in the exercise department. I lifted weights Monday and focused on lighter weight with higher rep ranges. On Tuesday I did 45 minutes of walking on an incline right when I woke-up and then spent the rest of the day prepping for my colonoscopy. Wednesday was a day off and Thursday and Friday I did light weight high rep ranges again. Saturday my little one wasn’t feeling well, so I didn’t go to my regular class and worked out at home with weights. Sunday was a day off.
This morning I began Jessie Hilgenberg’s 14 week Muscle Building e-book. I always get excited to begin a new program and this morning’s workout was awesome. I took before pictures this morning and will share my before and after’s with you in 14 weeks.
Monday 11/2 was my actual 40th B-Day, so I allowed myself to indulge in a pint of my favorite ice cream (So Delicious’ Coconut Milk Ice Cream – Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl), as well as a small chocolate torte from Whole Foods and a few bites of gluten-free cupcake. I would have taken a picture for you guys, but I was all about just enjoying it. My birthday is once a year and treats like this aren’t something I regularly indulge in…I got a pimple as proof of that…awesome…pimple on my cheek at 40!
I also had my first colonoscopy on Wednesday, so Tuesday I was stuck only consuming a liquid diet and thus the weight loss you see on Wednesday. I have a family history of some issues and my doctor wanted to start screening me. All looks good and I need to go back in 3 years and then if all looks good then, 5 year increments. It was all definitely worth it for the peace of mind and to establish a baseline.
As you can see I maintained my level of conditioning this week, so it is time to increase again. I decided to take a leap and increase a little bit faster. Please know that even though I am a nutrition coach I get nervous about increases too. I am committed to the process and will see how this week goes on the new macros. If for some reason I gain weight, then my plan will be to stick with the same macros next week as well to allow my body to acclimate to them prior to increasing again.
Click HERE to see the weekly logs of my 8 Weeks to 40 Cut
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 1 of my Reverse Diet
Click HERE to see the recap of Week 3 & 4 of my Reverse Diet