This evening, I completed an Upper Body dominant workout that I designed over the weekend.
It wasn’t as bad of an experience as the Lower Body Density workout I completed on Tuesday. But this workout left me feeling less than satisfied. I will skip the details because I probably won’t be doing this particular workout again.
Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board. But, I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to do for the final 4 weeks of this contest period so it’s all good.
On another note, a friend recently asked me if I would be sharing more nutritional information via the blog. I haven’t touched on nutrition much over the past 2 months for a couple of reasons:
- What I do is customized to me. Custom from the foods I eat, when I eat them, what foods I pair together, calories ingested, etc. I eat in a way to compliment my body type. So what I do really is specific to me.
- My meal plans reflect my current goal(s). I am getting ready to switch over to more of a fat-burning focus at the beginning of next week. My meal plans then will look different from how I am eating now.
- Honestly, my meals are probably very “boring”. I rotate protein sources most days, cycle higher glycemic carbs & watch what kind of fats I take in. Basic, boring but effective. Not the most exciting stuff to read about.
So, I have avoided making nutrition a big focus of my posts for those reasons.
But, I do have a lot of good “general” resources that I will begin sharing on a regular basis.
A quick tip when it comes to nutrition is this: The majority of the calories you eat should come from one-ingredient foods.
I eat a lot of brown eggs, leaner cuts of meat, “raw” nuts, fruits, vegetables, rice, potatoes & oatmeal (NOT the flavored kind in the packets).
As far as “processed” foods go, I do have cheddar cheese every few days. I also have some cottage cheese on occasion. The protein powder I use doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners or things of that nature.
So for the most part I am eating whole foods each day.
Oh, I also eat this stuff called bacon. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
It’s my one regular indulgence. And man do I enjoy it.
Sadly enough, when Monday morning rolls around, I will substitute the bacon with another egg or 2 & some chicken breast. Honestly, I would rather not have to cut out the bacon.
But if I am to have a legitimate shot at placing in the top 3 of this 90-day body transformation contest, I only have 4 weeks to get the job done. This means it is time to focus on getting my ab/core area tight again. To do so will require dedication to my workouts & adhering to my meal plans. EVERY DAY.
Once this 90-day contest period is over, I will reassess my physique & create a new set of fitness goals. From there I will craft meal plans & workouts to get me there.
Sound nutrition is a key component to building the body of your dreams. Daily, positive food choices that are in harmony with your fitness goals is vital to your success.