After reading some of everyone's journals, I also figure this is a good way to "check yourself" with your training and diet.
Following each day, I will be tracking what I'm doing and eating, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE any advice you have to get me to my goal.
(previous post in nutirtion was: "Doing so much and seeing nothing"
31 year old female. I'm and aerobics instructor as well as a fitness presenter. I have been training in the gym since 1991 and have typically stayed on the thicker side, right around 23-24%BF. Now, things are just getting harder and my weight and BF are climbing. In the occasions where I've had to lean out, I've never really been ripped. The best I have gotten is probably around 20%BF. I blame that I don't want to restrict my lifestyle with eating perfectly ALWAYS as well as killing myself working out just to stay lean. I "believe" my body just doesn't want to be lean.
My goal is that I want to lose as much BF as I can for two events in my life. BUT, I also don't want to balloon back up once these events are over. I'm looking to find that happy medium where I'm comfortable with my off-event weight and BF and can easily clean things up for major events without having to go as drastic as I have to at this point.
I have a fitness video shoot on August 28th and I'm also getting married Oct 2nd. Obviously that gives me less than 2 months to hit the first goal of being as lean as I can, with some hopes of ab definition. The two others in the video are ripped. So in this 2 month period, I'm going to need to hit it as hard as I can with training and nutrition. Help is appreciated!!!!
I allow for sweets a little too much. I tend to let myself have the ice cream especially when I have been doing well with training and eating. I then get out of hand, and get right back to where I started.
I also have a problem with finding foods to eat especially during the day. Fortunately right now, I'm home for work. It's a little easier. I will be traveling soon, which is going to make my efforts to eat at least 5 times a day with the proper ratios very hard as I will be working in a hospital and flying around.
I also teach late classes where I don't get home for dinner until about 8pm. I go in at 5 or 5:30 to start lifting, then teach my class. I can't eat before training as I get sick (actually had puked a little once for eating at 3:30)
I also allow for occasions too much. For instance, the 4th weekend I had my niece and nephews. I allowed from Fri dinner through Monday dinner bad bad eating. With kids around, snacks are all over. Also, friends with the same attitude we'll start back on Tues. So, then I go out larger than life! Knowing that I'm not going to be able to have that crap i.e: pina coladas, hamburgers, chips...
So, I'm going to try this route to keep me on track. I'm hoping that you all with guilt me into being on track and keeping my goal in mind. It's terrible that we become so weak and give up our goals for that quick easy sweet. But, that's human nature I suppose.
Again, I'd really appreciate any advice towards my supplements, water intake, cardio type and training, weights, and nutrition.
Later tonight, will post everything...
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