After the weekend that I went home for my Nanas Funeral I got back home and weighed in, I was at 192lb that was a gain of 8lb and put me back to where I originally at when I started 12 weeks ago, this obviously depressed me because I only have 6 weeks 4 days till I go to Thailand for Bin and Siobhans wedding and my aim is to be at least 175lb for that, still 10lb over what I want to be but not to bad a weight to be at where my gut and moobs although still very much visible but not to bad.
I've decided to not take the piss on a weekend no more where it was quite easy for me to gain 7lb in 2 days, this was preventing me from losing any extra weight because by the time I had lost the 7lb gained I only had a day or so to lose any extra.
So... I'm not going to be logging everything I eat but will be logging my macros at the end of each day, I will do it honestly whether I go over or not, I do quite often go over on the fat but that's because a lot of my daily food consists off eggs which contain 5g ish of fat per egg but I can handle the fat from eggs because only about 1.6g of the 5g are saturated, the over grams are healthy fats.
So Inhave set myself weekly aims, again I will log if I don't achieve my aims but there is no reason why I shouldn't as they are all pretty easy and very realistic.
There will also be aims that are optional but would still be nice to achieve.
Goals to reach every week
Need to try and stick as near as possible to my daily macros, although a bit of flexibility is ok. My Macros are calories 1750, protein 175g, carb 131g, Fat 58. I can go over on protein that's fine, also like said as long as its health fats I can go over on fat, I really don't want to be going over on carbs though and definitely don't want to go over on calories.
My macros may seem a bit low to most people but they work for me whilst I'm dieting.
My aim is to burn at least 600 calories per day through exercise whether that be through cardio or weights sessions, with 5 training sessions per week this will total 3000 calories burnt through exercise then adding up the calorie deficit though food for the 5 days (monday to Friday) which totals 1250 that's a total of 4250 calories for the week which is just over 1lb weight loss per week.
Since I started dieting I have been taking cheat weekends I.e I've ate anything I want for the whole weekend, this has hindered my quite a bit because like I have previously said I have gained loads of weight in the weekend then needed to try and shift that before I even shed any extra, if I had only had 1 cheat meal and menus a cheat snack then I probably would have reached my goal months ago.
So now I am aiming for 1 cheat meal and 1/2 cheat snacks in the weekend, this should not affect me to much.
I need to achieve at least 3 cardio sessions per week, I will aim to do my cardio as jogging and I will have to do at least 3 miles, however I can also do exercise bike or crosstrainer or basically anything that constitutes as cardio, goal is to burn at least 600 calories per session.
I aim to do at least 2 full upper body weights sessions per week, these will probaby consist of 2 upper body workouts, I know I will criticised for not doing legs but I'm a big lad and can take the criticism although I'm not totally against doing legs, I might add some leg sessions in but I'm trying to keep away from leg sessions whilst I'm dieting due to it effecting my running.
When I start to bulk then I will add leg sessions in but WILL NOT do barbell/smith squats I don't mind DB squats so might put them in.
Seen as though all I ever drink is water and tea my goal to reach at least 5 litres of water per day is very easy.
Optional weekly goals
Just so I can try and improve on my press ups I aim to get at least 150 press ups per week done, no all in 1 go but spread over 3 days.
Want to get in 150 bench dips per week, again spread over 3 days, I will also add in some dips on the dip machine on weights days but I am crap at the machine.
Aim to get in a bit of ab work whether it be crunches, planks etc etc not a massive neccessity at the minute though, concentrate more on that when I've shifted all the fat.
Was going to have today off because I have completed all my cardio sessions this week and my last weights session is tommorra but felt guilty so got the exercise bike out and burnt 1000 calories so was well happy with that.
Also banged out 50 press ups and drank loads of water.
Macros today were quite low due to being on nights therefor missing morning meals.
Macros: calories 1288, protein 126.1g, carb 76.3g, fat 50.9g
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