What works for you? Do you prefer to split your calories over the week, or have a slightly lower daily calorie target in order to have a ‘cheat’ meal? I personally have found having a lower daily target works for me. It gives me the mental space to track through the week and have a half day off tracking on the weekends. I find myself getting bogged down by things I wish I could eat during the week if I don’t track this way. I find myself snacking more and slipping outside macro targets whenever I take my cheat meal away 🤷🏼♀️ The thing with tracking is you have to do what’s best for you and you have to be flexible enough in your approach to be able to try new things and scrap them if they don’t work! Hope everyone’s in for a very productive Monday! ! ! ⭐️ ⭐️ p.s this coco Fluff from @goji_granola_bar_and_cafe gives me liiiiiiiiiife
💥 The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph 💥
This past week was the hardest week of prep by far, all thanks to the joy of being a woman. Emotions were all over the place, could barely train without fighting back tears for no reason. Cravings, cramps, back pain that shot down my legs and caused me to limp, headaches, digestive issues... You name it I had it. My weight skyrocketed and there was hardly an ab in sight. I felt hopeless and barely had the energy to get out of bed.
Thanks to my amazing coach @lonewolfkeith I got through it. His advice sorted me right out, as it always does. After the water weight and bloating subsided, I could see that my condition has significantly improved over the last couple of weeks, most noticeably in my legs.
The other night I was practicing my poses and broke down in tears (the good kind!) because I realised my legs are leaner at 7 weeks out than they ever were on stage last year 🙌
While I've been posing nearly every day since I stepped off stage last year, I can now see that some of the poses I've practiced are no longer are the best for my body. So it's back to the drawing board to determine which angles do my new shreds the justice they deserve ✂️
Feel like it's been far to long since I made #pancakes ...still got it. 🤗🥞 I kept the #diet tight this #weekend for the first time in I don't know how long. Yes, that means what you see here comfortably fits into my #macros . Weekends are usually a #FreeForAll for me and, if I plan to #LeanOut for my #birthday , it's just not going to work if I play that game. People can get discouraged when they #WorkHard and eat so healthy but don't see progress...and I promise you it's probably because your #CheatDay or #CheatMeal is out of hand. It can take an entire week to lose a pound and one day to gain 2lbs. 3500 #calories is a pound. A 500 calorie a day deficit for 7 days means you lose a pound. 3500 extra calories on your cheat day and all your hard work is out the window. 3500 calories adds up quick if you're eating pizza and dessert. I know this all too well and have not keeping myself in check on the weekends. However, I'm getting on the scale Monday after a good pep talk from a couple of the boys at work and getting down to business. I think it's going to help a great deal being surrounded by other #bodybuilders to keep me focused. If I want to have my #muscles and be able to see them too, I've got to grind this out lol! I'm soon going to be closer to 40 than I am 30, but there's no need to look it! 😉 #Fitness#Nutrition#WeightLoss#BodyBuilding#PersonalTrainer#Diet#HealthyLiving#HealthyLifestyle#LivingWithMS#GirlsWhoLift#FigureGirl#IIFMM#ChronicWellnessAndNutrition
Needed to take a small hiatus from social media, took a few days from the gym to rehab a minor injury.
Now it's time to get back to work.
@leesdowhey is exactly the person I need to kick my ass when I'm down, she gives me the motivation and support I need whether she knows it or not. And isn't afraid tell me what I need to hear if I like it or not.
@hardfit85 new plan in place, time to get mammoth.
@getmammoth @myinteractive @hardfit_athletics