Today's weigh-in pegged me at 241.2lbs and a bodyfat (3-point estimate) of 13.2%
I'm not sure how accurate the calipers are but I've been measuring the exact same way for the past three months so the number may not be the most precise but the measurement accuracy is there and shows a consistent move in the right direction!
Reverse dieting has begun.
214 P | 75 F | 178 C
Seems low to begin with but that's how this process works. Will be interesting to see if I gain anything going into this meet. I plan on capping off around 246-248lbs to make a weigh-in cut manageable if required!
Creamy korma with clay oven garlic naan from @morrisons and spiced onions. @bosh.tv knocks it out the park once again. I cannot get enough of this book! Spiced onions recipe from our original fave @takeawaysecret all the goodness
When you eat one too many bananas but still gota fit your macros. Chicken with 2 hardboiled eggs, avocado and cottage cheese with lots of cinnamon and hot sauce. Tracking calories is proven to be important for my #weightlossjourney because I was eating WAY too much and not working out enough or eating too little and working out a lot and when I stop working out all the weight comes back and more. Didnt understand exactly why before but I have a clearer picture now.
Im learning as I go. Right now Im eating 1500-1700 calories which is still a significant deficit to what I was eating before.
Calories are NOT the enemy #lifestyle#change#eathealthy#goodfood#workout#exercise#gym#30daychallenge#bodybuilding#macros#fitness#yum
New low weigh in this mornin 127.8# & tomorrow I’m officially 9 weeks out
I’ve dropped 5# in 2 weeks just by simply fueling my body & giving it what it needs. I love IIFYM & am a firm believer in Flexible Dieting (if you don’t know what that is —> @theflexibledietinglifestyle) but this prep as I still am counting macros & using flexibility, I am eating a ton cleaner than my last prep & my body is definitely rewarding me! I’m still eating close to 1800 calories per day & doing minimal cardio. Make your internal health / mental health priority, and you WILL wear the results externally.
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Still think genetics doesn't play a huge role and that everyone bigger and stronger than you is on gear?
Unbelievable how well developed these guys at the turn of the century were. Certainly they were outliers, but for all our knowledge, physical culture and modern conveniences, genetics and hard work still produce the best results.
The way I come up with my salads is by looking at restaurant menus and what’s in those salads. This one is like the tropical salad or the nuts about berries salad at Zupas. The other one I love is from Corner Bakery (craisins, green apple, chicken, walnuts or pecans, and goat cheese). I just make my own version and use enough of whatever to fit my macros. This one is pretty so I’m sharing :)
Avocado Tomato Flatbread
Made my favourite flatbread last night and I totally burnt it ♀️ I wanted to remake it today and show you guys but I didn’t have enough of the ingredients... So I decided to make this flatbread in its place!
243 calories, 24g carbs, 13g fat, 13g protein
-1 flatout flatbread
-2 tbsp light cream cheese
-1/2 roma tomato
Set oven at 350f, spray flat bread with olive oil, bake flat bread until slightly crispy, take flatbread out of the oven then add cream cheese and the rest of the toppings, place back in oven and bake until perfectly crisp, top with arugula!
Legs are still burning from Tuesday so mostly upper body with some light leg work today.. sinuses are way clearer today but still feeling eh thanks to allergies. Love everything about spring besides being congested Anyone else take a hit to the face when seasons change? Hope your week is going well
Awesome and amazing recipe!!! chicken fritters from @natashaskitchen
Ingredients for Tender Chicken Fritters:
1 1/2 lbs (3 large) chicken breasts
2 large eggs
5 Tbsp (about 1/3 cup) mayonnaise
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or cornstarch or potato starch for gluten free option)
4 oz (1 1/3 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
Extra light olive oil, or any high heat cooking oil to sautee
How to Make Chicken Fritters (Kotleti): 1. Using a sharp knife, dice chicken into 1/3″ to 1/2″ thick pieces and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl combine batter ingredients: 2 eggs, 5 Tbsp mayo, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups mozzarella, 1 1/2 Tbsp dill, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Stir until well combined. Stir in diced chicken, cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Mini review! @sirkensingtons "Special Sauce"~ a mayo-relish "burger" sauce. Swipe for macros.
Not something I would typically review... but I finally got this sauce after a full year of waiting (aka being lazy to drive a half hour away to the only store in my state that sells it...), I thought it would be fitting.
I'll say first absolutely love this brand's ketchup. Pricey at $5-$7 a bottle but it's the only ketchup I'll buy now. I read reviews online this sauce tasted EXACTLY like big mac sauce, which got me super excited to try it with how much I like their other stuff. Well after driving way out of my way for it and putting it on a sandwich to try and curb my fast-food craving I was... disappointed. Now don't get me wrong, it's good, but tastes nothing like McD's famous sauce. It's more akin to a fancy thousand island dressing with a stronger onion flavor (and I'm not a huge fan of 1k island). Needless to say I was overhyped and went in with way too much expectation. Regardless, for a labeled "burger sauce", it really does give another dimension to a sandwich from normal condiments. I don't think I'll put it on literally everything like other reviewers fan over, but I'll switch it up from my trusty grey poupon now and again if I needed the cal boost.
BEYOND MEAT CHICKEN STRIPS I personally don’t love fake meats but they’re a good option if you’re trying to cut back and don’t know where to start! Hope you’re all having a great Thursday. On the plate is @beyondmeat chicken strips, brown rice, broccoli, baby corn, lettuce, and avo Don’t forget to sub to my YOUTUBE link in bio
400 calories done, got to get in the cardio to help strip the fat. 7lbs down since the start and down to 13.3 % on the body fat from 18.1
Trying to find cardio that I don’t hate..... next up.... jump rope #ihatecardio
LANDMINE-ONLY LEG WORKOUT
I like my leg workouts to alternate between strength-based days and circuit-focused days. Today, all I used was the landmine squat. If your gym doesn’t have one of these, take a bench bar and put it in a corner and you have a landmine Using one piece of equipment can help speed up a workout when you’re short on time. Because I do this workout as a circuit, I use a universal weight that I can quickly move between movements, without having to take off or put in weight.
Workout 8 each, with little to no rest in between, repeat circuit 4-5 times
Landmine crossback lunge (?idk lol)
20 min cardio