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Ending 35 Months of Dieting

By 11th December 2015 No Comments

So now it is officially over. On Saturday I had my second photoshoot, but more about that in my next post once I have the photos.

The fat-killing journey has finished today for a while. I’m happy about it; my body needs a break and more food. I’m proud of what I achieved, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come.

During the last eight or so weeks I wasn’t as strict with my diet as I wanted to be. There are times, when life throws some unexpected situations at you, and sticking to the diet is the last thing you want to do. Those who follow me on Instagram know that I had a small skin issue, over which I was stressing over for weeks. Instead of seeing my doctor, I kept eating chocolate (because chocolate makes everything better) but I still tracked it. At the end everything turned out fine.

When your mind isn’t in the right place, it’s really hard to do what you know needs to be done. I still kept being active, did my #sciencewalks, and worked out three times a week. This just shows how important consistency is. I don’t think the few weeks of chocolate business harmed me. I could have been leaner, and could had gone low carbs or low fats, but I have decided to do a little experiment and keep carbs higher and fats moderate to see what happens. I had a couple of free meals during these eight weeks, ate chocolate, nearly daily, sometimes over did it on it, but still had my vegetables.

The moral of this story is that even if you slip over, but don’t give up, keep tracking your food and work out, and you will continue the habit and won’t do harm to your body.

What now? You think I will just start to eat everything in sight and stop working out? Hell no! I love lifting weights, and love counting macros. I will just be more flexible from now on. My focus will be mainly on building some muscle.

As I’ve been lifting for nearly three years, it’s nearly impossible to build muscle and lose fat at the same time, so I don’t want to waste my time trying. I’d rather reverse myself back to maintenance over about two weeks and then start a slow bulk. It will be different from my last one, as I learned from the last time. I had some great results but I have learned more so, time to use all the info now.

My main goal is strength and work on my legs. They are my weak area, being long like a week before pay day, doesn’t really help it and I need to put in extra effort, so I will keep continue squatting 2-3 times a week heavy and hip thrusts, glute bridges and other various science-proven exercises from the glute guy (Bret Contreras).

Second goal is to lift the car at the gym. That’s in my mind for about 2 years now. Last year the goal was to deadlift over 100 which I did, this year I’m going for more. That car will be a challenge but I will get it, and I will thank carbs for that, so if you wonder why your strength doesn’t go up, stop and give yourself a question. Are you eating enough of them? It can slow your progression and when you feel crap you won’t have strength. Simples!

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