Sorry for the lack of updates these two weeks but not a lot has been updated in my regimen since the last post about 2 weeks ago.
As I have stated, I have begun adding meat into my diet, a lot more than I had been having during the first 3 weeks of my plan. For about 2 weeks now I have been taking in 1+lb of steak twice a week and the rest of the days are filled with 4 chicken thighs, to add more protein I include 3 eggs a day, sometimes 4.
Despite the increase in calories with fattier cuts of non lean meat, I have continued to lose weight.
(Week 3 to End of week 5)
Granted the weight lose is no longer as fast as it was initially, but that is to be expected at this point when your body wants to hang on to its comfortable amount of fat depending on what type of body you have. Granted it’s also much colder now and I’m sure my body naturally will want to hold onto it more to keep me warm haha
(Week 3 to end of week 5)
Continuing to slim down, this time more noticeably in the upper torso area on the chest and the trapezius on the posterior sides of the torso. This may be in regards of adding in new exercises in my gym workouts (more on that later)
From the looks of it the rate of weight and fat lose may be starting to come down to a halt or very very minimal, if anything I will be gaining weight from this point on.
My PT has been kicked up a big notch with more muscle training for my left leg with releve’s and other exercises, the muscles have begun to grow and slowly getting toned.
As for my torso achieving a more sculpted look, at this point I’m going to guess I’ll me upping the weights gradually to increase the bulk of muscles slightly and more more reps and endurance exercises to tone the muscles so that they pop out a little more.
NEW WEIGHT EXERCISES
Adding to my gym workouts I’ve begun to do some bench press again, something I haven’t done since my high school days…christ. Definitely a big chest workout so hopefully that will bring out my pectorals a little.
Secondly I have added “rowing” workouts to make sure that my back muscles are balancing out all the workouts in the front, lord knows we dancers need to have a nice strong held back.
The addition of these workouts may be contributing to the slight decrease and compactness to my upper torso compared to 2 weeks ago.
I would say so things are going great, its definitely still a challenge as I need to make sure I have time to eat my snacks as well as cooking the meals, and of course I still haven’t stopped thinking about how wonderful a pizza or burger would taste however I am able to pass them off more easily than I used to.
Mentally everything seems to be fine as I’m very surprised that I’ve been doing this crazy idea for almost 1.5 months now, time sure has flown. However recently this week I haven’t been able to sleep well or fall asleep for that matter, I’m not sure what it is but something must be subconsciously bothering me as thats usually why I can’t sleep. Although I will point out that when I began eating meat again I wasn’t as tired and had a lot more energy to do my gym workouts harder and longer.
Other than that we are nearing the halfway mark, another half to go and we’ll see what my body looks like after 3 months of transformational habits. It’s looking good so far, I thank you all again for your support and keeping me motivated through this project.