It’s been a few long weeks since I last posted… Life got in the way and I got distracted.
Anyway, in that time I went through a stage of really hating exercise and not wanting to have anything to do with it. With that, I only trained about once or twice a week and with low or no intensity. I didn’t change my food portions or the frequency of my meals.
The time off felt good, I didn’t spend 9 hours a day in a gym (8 hours of which is for work). It was actually quite relaxing. But with that came the extra 2-3kgs. Don’t get me wrong, It never came to a point where I was overweight, I just stated to become uncomfortable with how I felt which wasn’t good for my confidence or me in general.
I wanted change how I felt and decided to get back into proper training and nutrition. Till this point, I’ve always written my own programs and followed my own type of nutrition plan and until now its worked fine but I needed to up the ante and try something new. Take my results to the next level.
This is when I decided to outsource and get my own coach. Let someone else do the thinking for me. All I wanted to do was be told what to do, how to do it and then just do it. Simple.
Anyway, It has been 5 weeks since I started my program/nutrition and I’ve made some real solid progress. I’ve leaned up a little and I’m starting to feel good about my self again. Im still about 7 weeks away from where I want to be and I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. Im excited to see where the next 7 weeks will take me.
Some of the changes I’ve made include:
#1: Eliminating All Processed Foods
Why? They lack nutrition and contain chemicals, dyes, and artificial additives, cannot be metabolised in the same way as fresh foods.
#2: Eating Good Fats
Good Fats help with the production of muscle building hormones such as testosterone and we all know testosterone is must when it comes to building the ultimate body. Some of the foods that include these good fats, which I’ve made the initiative to eat more often are fish and grass fed beef.
#3: Eating a Diet Very High in Protein
My diet consists of a high protein and low carbohydrate ratio. Having a protein shake as a meal doesn’t count. Having a proper solid meal is the way to go. E.g. My breakfast is literally Meat and Nuts.
#4: Low GI foods as Carbs
I’ve limited my carb intake to low GI foods such as green leafy veggies as they are rich in antioxidants and help with the positive insulin response in my body. Some of these foods include kale, broccoli and cauliflower. These foods are also good to eliminating excess Oestrogen levels in my body.
#5: Drinking Loads of Water.
I’ve eliminated soft drinks, alcohol and anything that is practically not water. Why? They are all High in GI and have chemicals such as high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. They $%&@ with your hormones.
In regards to alcohol, it slows down your metabolism and blocks recovery from training. Plus its just an excess amount of calories we don’t really need.
I drink about 4 Litres of water a day, maybe more. We need to keep the body hydrated in order to have it perform at its optimal level.
I have about 5-6 meals a day, every 2-3 hours.
To compliment my diet I also train 6 days a week, 4 full body workouts and 2 High intensity sprint sessions.
Here is a photo of the small changes that I’ve made in the last 4 weeks. The photo on the left is Week 1 and the photo on the Right is Week 4. 7 Weeks to go