FitFriday, FatFriday, VII. Weights reshuffled again.

TTC.

Still waiting and hoping. Cross your fingers for us!

Diet.

Looking pretty great. Waist nicely flat. Breakfasts have been largely small, lunches have been carbier, but lighter in calories, and dinners have been plenty of protein with a bit of fat and a bit of carbs.

Down to one coffee a day, the odd bit of chocolate. Since getting some ear plugs I have been sleeping deeper too, so I may not even need a caffeinated morning coffee!

Weights.

Keeping on top of them and, due to TTC, I’m on a routine that’s mirrored, to allow daily exercise. Rather than just doing squats one day and having a day off, the second day I will double down on the squats by doing high rep work. This increases time under tension, further breaks down the muscle tissue, promotes growth and density, without overloading the body.

Day 1: 36kg incline 4×4. Day 2: pushups or 2×12 at a lower weight.

Day 3: 57.5kg squats 4×4, 6kg biceps 4×4. Day 4: 12kg kettlebell squats 2×20.

Day 5: 37.5kg rows 4×4, 3.5kg triceps 2×12. Day 6: Lighter rows 2×12.

We will soon be upgrading the 4×4 to 6×4.

Fat Friday.

On the not so good side, I have recently been having more and more for breakfast, especially in the fat department. I think this reflects that I am too hungry for a light carb breakfast, and I will be working on getting more protein in the morning. I had a slice of cake over the past week or two, so on the carb front I have been quite good. 😀

How did your week in fitness go?

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FitFriday XXII, FatFriday IX. Warrior Diet.

Well, it turns out that my natural eating habits plus salads technique for losing fat and keeping mass is called a Warrior Diet. Who would have guessed?

Basically you eat low calorie, plant-based foods over the day, have a 4-6 hour eating window where you eat as much protein and fat rich foods as you like and then finish off with the carbs if you’re still craving them. So that’s pretty cool.

I also ate 1/4 of a family-sized cheesecake yesterday and am deeply regretting it. On the plus side… [TMI] what comes out undigested didn’t contribute calories, right? [/TMI] Ah, lactose intolerance, maybe you’re useful after all?

Other than that I’ve been very good and enjoyed eating loads of vegetables, berries and meats over the course of the week. Did some weighted walking, some shifts at the charity shop, some lifting sessions and some yoga. Generally feel awesome.

The naughtiest thing I ate all week was that cheesecake and I’m not sure it was worth it either. The tastiest thing I ate all week was a cocoa Nakd bar. They’re just plain delicious and having been on berry ones for a while, the chocolate hit was wonderful.

I haven’t been too lazy this week, so I’m feeling pretty good about my activity levels.

Next week I plan on keeping everything up, avoiding dairy like the plague, reading more about the Warrior diet and doing more yoga when bored.

How did your week in fitness and health go?

FitFriday XIX and FatFriday VI.

Fit.

Losing the weight. Balancing my diet when I have very little time to exercise is getting hard. But at least I’m not hungry or bored, so I must be doing OK.

Keeping very low carb and prioritizing greens, so I can be around 2-3kg heavier at the end of the day than at the beginning. Which is confusing, but at least my morning weight is on a steady descent.

Workouts more regular, but nowhere near as long or as regular as I’d like. When weightloss is steady at 1500kcal/day and under, I’m definitely underexercising.

Fat.

Not really indulging much. Had a bit of chocolate for a carb refeed, but I wasn’t feeling it so I didn’t actually enjoy it that much. The tastiest food at the moment in my crazy variety of cheeses (cambozola, cheddar, Edam, mascarpone, brie, Camembert  and some crumbly sour cheese), so, considering my lactose issues, I’m being careful but loving them.

Cola has been kicked and the naughtiest thing I’m eating is a stir-fry with greasy pork, bacon and mascarpone in the sauce. It’s inkeeping with the diet, but a real calorie-bomb so I’m going to bulk it with more veggies soon.

Next week I will get more workouts in, drink less coffee (hopefully), continue to eat lots of greens and limit carbs and see where I go from there.

Then again, maybe I’m just being harsh on myself at the moment. Better safe than sorry, I guess.

How did your week go, fitness-wise? What have you been eating that’s healthy, naughty and/or delicious? Have you been hitting all your workouts? Meeting your goals? Lets chat in the comments! 🙂

TTFN and Happy Hunting.