By the end of next week, i’ll be done with boards. Finally.
My cut has been consistent for the past 11 days, (it was on/off before that). I can’t weigh myself since the scale broke down (it said I weighed 115kg. What a joke :P). I look a tad bit leaner, but i’m still keen on kicking my own arse every day.
Here’s todays workout:
100 jump squats
100 jumping jacks
50 kettle-bell swings
50 weighted sit ups
50 weighted Russian twists
Shoulder warm up
Shoulder press (10kg) 8×3
bent over flies 8×3 (10kg)
big 25 x2 (10kg)
tricep dips 8×3
Since I started the workout with HIIT, I couldn’t do any heavy lifting today cause I felt like I was going to pass out. I’m still eating a sufficient amount of calories and carbs and i’m still going against most things that the diet industry tells us to do. This is as rebellious as I get.
I’m not going to be cutting for the entirety of summer cause I plan on having days where I don’t bother tracking.
I’m going to get my consistency back with posts as soon as the burden of 10th grade ends.
tricep DB dips 8×3
I guess it would be dumb of me to take my cut to a next level while i’m in the middle of my boards, but oh well. I haven’t been taking my cut seriously so I thought this would be a fun thing to do to hold myself accountable. My macros will stay the same (except I I dropped 20 carbs), i’ll be doing 20 minutes of HIIT thrice a week. Hoping to get to 50-51kg by the end of the month with minimal muscle loss.
I am done with my reverse diet and I am ready to get leaner. Ready for phase 2: the cut.
This means every week or so i’ll be cutting down 50 cals and 10 carbs, but I won’t go lower than 200 carbs and 1500 calories this time. No more damaging my metabolism. I’ll slowly add cardio back into my routine. The idea of a cut sounds exhausting to me but IIFYM removes the feeling of it being a diet. Hey, as long as I can still have a cupcake now and then, i’m good.
I may be getting too ambitious here, but I want her abs by the end of my cut.
I wouldn’t mind having her arms as well but I would probably need to go through a bulk or two before I reach that level.
I’ve been slacking with fitness and tracking so much. It’s not even because of my fast approaching exams, i’m just getting lazy. But it ends here.
Till next time,
It’s 6 AM, I just finished back and biceps since I probably won’t have time to lift after school. Gotta get it done somehow. My board exams are in less than a month and I can feel my priorities shift to studying rather than hitting macros and lifting on the daily. Even though my focus isn’t on the latter, I am still hitting PR’s.
56kg dead lift and 26kg squat (my squat and deadlift are so far apart, it’s hilarious)
I’ve also hit my final macros for the reverse diet (290c/55f/100p/1950cals)
Pumped to ace my exams, pumped to keep making gains, pumped to keep moving forward. The past few months have been difficult for me, it feels like school is draining me. But I need to keep moving forward.
Let’s turn the huge tyre into a metaphor for your obstacles. Now push past them.
So, it’s been a month since I’ve posted. My apologies. I could easily blame this on school and being busy but to be honest I had the hugest block and couldn’t think of any material. But i’m back. I haven’t hit macros regularly in a while, something has thrown me off my game. I am so determined to get back into it today though. I am nearly done with my reverse diet and I honestly can’t wait to start cutting cause I just want a six pack.
So here’s the plan: Once my macros get to 290C/55F/100P, 1950 calories (Metabolism on point), I will stay on those macros for another month cause I don’t want to leave the gain train just yet. Once mid-April rolls around my best friend and I are going to start out cut. My lowest macros will be around 210-220 carbs (it used to be 150), this looks realistic and i’m ready for washboard abs.
My main source of motivation is Esther Suzuki right now, since we have a similar physique. I mean, look at her. Goals.
It’s been a while since i’ve posted (I think?) and all I want to do now is update my stats.
Deadlift – 50kg
bent over row – 30kg (one of my goals for 2015)
upright row – 22kg
squat – 20kg (snatching sucks, basically.)
shoulder press – 20kg.
Not too shabby, I think. My macros are currently 240 carbs/55 fat/100 protein, 1800 calories. I’m turning 16 in 3 days and I honestly can’t wait to have a day of cake eating and not being bothered if it fits my macros or not. Hope all the food goes straight to my biceps though.
January is nearly over and I honestly feel like the only progress i’ve made this month is with my deadlift. Lately i’ve been obsessing over having abs and ‘big guns’, I have surely made progress but today is one of those days where I’m not appreciating myself enough. This is the reality of a fitness journey. You’re not going to make amazing progress all the time, it’s not always going to go the way you planned. You’re not always going to look at your reflection and be filled with love and satisfaction. You’ll think your biceps aren’t big enough, abs not defined enoug and hamstrings not prominent enough. But you just suck it up and keep going with the grind, keep lifting and keep tracking macros.
I guess this is just a reality-check for me. Now I just have to lift harder and heavier, keep going with HIIT and ab workouts and keep hitting macros. I’ll get there.