Hey guys! I GOT MY LIFTING GLOOOOOVES TODAY! So stoked to lift some heavy shit tomorrow, definitely motivated to get my ass out of bed tomorrow morning!
Other great news: I found something I can eat at work! My other co-workers are ALWAYS bringing in sugar, copious amounts of sugar like brownies, cookies, cheesecakes, etc. Not to mention our Catering always has leftovers, and since it’s the New Year, they have all sorts of new goodies on their menu that I’m just DYING to try. I’m staying strong though. Today is Day 4 of the ‘cutting phase’. I am allowed 1,440 calories a day spread out into 5-7 meals a day depending on what time I roll out of bed and how intense my workouts are. One of my co-workers was given these Kale Chips today by our Catering team and NO ONE liked them! I LOVED them, so I took 2 containers home, they will be my guilty pleasure that I ration for the rest of the week, teehee.
To curb my undying hunger, I’ve actually been playing around with the idea of ‘Carb Cycling‘. I read an article about it on FitnessRx for Women and it sounds really interesting. Carb Cycling is where you have approximately 3-4 days of high carb days that are paired with heavy workouts such as heavy lifting and leg day. The other 3-4 days are low carb days where you cut your carbs for activities such as cardio and abs. Once comp date gets closer, anywhere from 12 to 8 weeks out you will lessen your high carb days to about 2-3. I included the link to the article, you should definitely read up on it. It helps with cravings while prepping too.
This weekend I get my first cheat meal! This Saturday after my training session with Derek we are going to go out to Seattle and spend the day in the International District. We’ll probably end up grubbing on some delicious Asian food for lunch down there. Sunday we’re going to do a Hot Yoga class together too, stretch out and relax from the crazy REAL first week of the year.
Anywho, here’s my workout for tomorrow, hope you guys enjoy:
-10 dynamite burpees