I just started at the end of January. I was making pretty good progress until we had a barrage of houseguests and biz trips. While I did continue my workouts, my diet got derailed. With all my Mexican food eating, Sangria sippin' houseguests gone, I'm starting back at step one and going at it hard. Since I am starting out, I would love feedback/criticism/suggestions on my diet and routine. I am not afraid to workout hard.
Stats - I'm 5'1". Now at 114 lbs. I'd estimate my bodyfat to be around 20-25% (or more).
M - F
AM: 30 mins of fasting cardio
NOON: 30-40 mins of heavy weights, 10 mins of HITT afterwards
PM: 30 mins of LISS cardio - jog, walk the dog or the kid
SAT - Long runs. I am training for an Ultra Marathon in June. I've only been running 6-10, but starting this weekend it'll be 14 and eventually all the way to 25 miles.
SUN - Rest
I calculated my needs using the sticky to be 1600 for maintenance. Since shaving off 500 would put me at 1100, I used the percentage method deducted 15% to put me at 1350 calories a day.
I keep my protein at 115 g a day and the carbs are around the same. Typical diet is:
Meal 1 - protein shake
Meal 2 - 1/2 oatmeal and greek yogurt
Meal 3 - brown rice or quinoa, veggie, chicken breast
Meal 4 - tuna in mustard
Meal 5 - chicken breast and a side salad
I track cals and macros and hit these religiously. I do have wine on the weekend and maybe one during the week. But I make sure I don't exceed my daily needs. I would LOVE to know your thoughts. I want to succeed. I was a runner for 2 yrs and still flabby. I want to see progress like what I see from those of you on this forum. You ladies are my inspiration.