i have been lurking on this site for awhile now and find it to be most informative. i especially enjoy reading everyone's journals, and have decided to start one of my own to keep myself accountable and hopefully get some feedback and advice.
first, a bit of background about me:
i have been working out for about 3 years now, going through various stages of dedication. i did the body for life program last year and was quite pleased with my results. i gained some muscle and lost some fat, got down to about 19% bf. then i really slacked from about june to january (what was i thinking!)
here are my stats as of today:
i am 5'7 1/2
i weigh 147 lbs right now (i gained about 10 lbs over the winter)
i don't know my bodyfat %
i have been lifting weights with my boyfriend 3 times a week since mid-january
tues - chest/shoulders/tris, thurs - back/bis/abs, fri - legs
and i have been jogging 3x/week for about 30 minutes
i have lost about 4 lbs since i started, but i want to get really serious over the next 12 weeks and hope to lose about 10-12 lbs of fat in that time.
i have been eating clean 5 days a week and do whatever i want on weekends (i know that has definitely interfered with my progress so far).
here is a sample of my diet:
1/3 c oats
1/3 c vanilla soymilk
4 oz eggwhites
homemade protein bar (got the recipe off this site, i think)
1/2 c grilled chicken
1/2 c sweet potato
veggies (usualle steamed, sometimes roasted with olive oil and garlic)
1/2 c lf cottage cheese
1/2 c ff yogurt (vanilla or strawberry)
(same as meal 3 but usually no sweet potato)
PWO 1c vanilla soymilk w/ 1 scoop whey protein
if i am hungry between meals, i usually snack on carrots and celery
now that is a typical day, with weekend cheat days ranging between 2500-3500 cals each day (bad girl, i know!!)
i am thinking about trying out carb cycling, and i also have decided to add 2 HIIT cardio sessions into my routine.
well, that's all for now, gotta run.
comments more than welcome!
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