So week 1 is in the books!
I will be doing a weekly update every Saturday about the program, my progress, my training, and what I am doing to maximize my fat loss! Hopefully as I explain what I am doing you will learn from this! Also by writing this down it causes me to be strict and really be on target with this!
Last week I weighed on Andy’s scales 197 (they are heavy scales I am sure lol), today I weighed in at 192.
That’s 5lbs lost in 1 week and I am very happy with that!
Keep in mind it is NOT 5lbs of FAT LOSS In one week as this is virtually impossible to do!
However my guess is that its about 2lbs of fat (which is great), and 3 lbs of glycogen & water.
Here’s the deal. Usually for every 1lb of fat you lose you will lose 2-3 lbs of “other” weight. This is not a science but it is how it works. Basically your body holds a LOT of water and stored glycogen (pretty much stored carbohydrates in the muscles). So when you lose weight you lose water and glycogen.
This is how someone can lose 7-10 lbs sometimes in a week on an atkins type low carbohydrate diet. The big thing to always remember is that it isn’t all fat loss! But in the big picture it adds up!
My training this week has been excellent. Got in a lot of good classes at Bushido, the nights I couldn’t make class i did Warrior Built DVD at home. I also hit in some extra light 30-45 min easy pace cardio sessions as i do enough HIT type cardio already.
My Nutrition (notice i will not use the word DIET), has been really sound all week and after the first 2 days virtually all cravings are gone!! Which is great! My energy has been improved, concentration has improved, and overall just feel much better with the diet being really clean!
Even though I own Heavyweights I am not loading up on a ton of supplements. Here is what I am using
- NutraSea Fish Oil (And lots of it..bumping it to 20g a day soon)
- Opti Men Multi Vitamin
- Greens & Phytoberry
- Xtend (Can’t diet without Xtend)
- Jack3d (Amazing Pre Workout)
The biggest issue for me is usually late night eating. I am a night person and love to eat! However my nights have been reduced to the following
- Protein Pudding
- Jello (Fat free) with some low cal whip cream
- Steak/chicken with veggies
- Cottage Cheese (low fat), with some protein powder and a bit of yougurt (sounds nasty but tastes pretty good).
I am not a great cook so I will have to start getting more creative lol.
Overall the workouts are awesome, i feel great, I am Motivated like crazy to make some solid changes in the next 5 weeks!
We have a great group of people doing this and there is a real team effort. It makes it a lot easier to stick to it knowing there are others doing this with me! Always get a partner or group to help with YOUR GOALS!
My goal for next Saturday is to be under 190 lb (Drop 2 lb). Ifi can drop 2lb a week the next 5lb weeks I get to 180 lb which is my goal.
I have posted a older picture when I competed at a bodybuilding show and a picture of one of my idol’s Sean Sherk as both motivation and to have a TARGET for my Goal! Without a goal or a set target you can’t move forward with the same intensity!
I would LOVE for anyone to post questions, feedback or anything here! If you have fat loss questions, training, whatever they are post em here and I will do my best to help!!!
Keep an eye out Tuesday for a review of my favorite pre workout supplement JACK3d!