Cut ends Oct 7th
Hey everyone. I decided to give a journal a try. I've been on a cut for almost a month now, and have 2 months left. Here are my stats:
Height - 5' 11"
Weight - 173
Body fat ~16%
I'd be happy to reach 165 lbs by October 7th, but anymore I could take off would be fine too. I started at about 177 lbs. I lift weights about 2 times a week, and play softball around 2 times a week as well. I eat 6 meals a day (3 regular and 3 snacks). These meals consist of some combination of the foods below:
4 Egg Whites
Wheat Bread + Natural PB
Kashi GOLEAN Crunch
Wrap (tuna, chicken, deli meat, etc), and veggies or fruit
Leafy-green Salad with chicken with oil and vinegar.
Stir fry - Chicken with mixed vegetables
Chicken Tacos - whole wheat shell, lettuce tomato and salsa
Steak, sweet potatoes, and string beans
Chicken and Brown rice with salad
Whole wheat pita with low sodium sauce, ff cheese (topped chicken or turkey pepperoni)
Chicken or Beef Shish kabobs and yams
Fruit or Veggie + Natural PB
Jell-O Sugar free
Jell-O Pudding Sugar free with protein powder
Meal Replacement Shake
Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds
Tea (mostly green)
I'll try and keep you all posted daily!
Breakfast: Kashi GOLEAN Crunch
Snack: Cottage Cheese
Lunch: Chicken on a whole wheat wrap with peppers and onions. Fruit on the side
Snack: Orange Jell-O
PreWO: Protein shake
WO: Tibialis Anterior 3 exercises 9,12,15 reps
Brachioradialis 3 exercises 9,12,15 reps
Dinner: Chicken breast with Brocoli and Rice
Snack: 2oz steak
Are you doing any cardio? Why do you only lift twice a week?
I'm doing two days of softball, and I plan on running to the gym every Saturday (a little over a mile). I literally hate being on a stationary bike or treadmill for more than 5 minutes. I figure 3 days a week of exercise is good enough.
I lift twice a week just for maintenance. I do each muscle once every other week. I thought it would be enough to keep all my muscles active without losing too much strength.
Breakfast: NatPB on slice of wheat bread
Lunch: Chicken on a whole wheat wrap. Carrots on the side
Snack: Orange Jell-O
Dinner: Deli slices of ham
Oddly enough I weighed myself this morning and I hit a new low (170)! I'm guessing the alcholol I drank last night drained out all the excess water. I'm not looking forward to weighing again now that I put all that water back in.