Woo! I’m halfway through this cut!
I think I am going to stop reading about other plans, nutrition theories, exercise routines, and such until I am finished with this challenge and taking my much-deserved rest week. Sometimes it is just better to do your research ahead of time, select a course of action, and then STICK TO IT for the duration of your cycle instead of continuing to gather information throughout your program and giving yourself a case of analysis paralysis or the fitness flip-flops.
The former causes many people to second-guess their plans and progress, and causes the really susceptible ones to put off starting *anything* at all while they weigh the pros and cons of each diet, lifting routine, and cardio schedule against the next.
The latter results in once or twice a week program changes that provide no useful data or results for customization because the flip-flopper never sticks with a given routine long enough to see if it is effective for his/her body.
I’ve got my plan, I know it works, I have a schedule of minor tweaks I am allowed to make every 2-4 weeks, and I am now officially going to plug my ears and shut my eyes to any external input until late September.
1. 1/3 c. oatmeal, 3 T. raisins, 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites
2. 1 peach, 1 scoop whey
3: 4 oz. chicken breast, 1/2 c. (dry) rice, 1 c. steamed broccoli
4. 1 plain rice cake, 1/2 T. all natural peanut butter, 3/4 scoop whey
5. 4 oz. chicken breast, 4 c. Romaine lettuce, 2 T. Kraft Free Zesty Italian dressing
6. 1 c. light soy milk, 1 Instone High Protein chocolate pudding
Water: 16 cups
Supplements: multivitamin, calcium 600+D, EAS l-glutamine
Calories: 1603 calories (52.0% carb/37.9% pro/28.6% fat)
* YF Cardio (45 min)
Calories burned: 263 calories
DEFICIT: -459 cal (Target: -632 cal/day)
BUDGET NOTES: $0.75 for rice and broccoli