The idea of bulking was excruciating for me. I was constantly eating, eating, eating...chicken here chicken there chicken in my breakfast....I may as well have bought a chicken farm...gahh!!! how on earth was I supposed to lose weight with all this food? Getting my head around eating for muscle growth was mind boggling and did at times cause anxiety not knowing if what I was doing was the "right" thing to be doing (so much "bro science")...despite the array of emotions I do feel as though I put on a decent amount of lean muscle mass.
|Forgot to take a before picture =S|
The next 3 months is going to be tough! Whilst I was on the bulk phase I was constantly nourishing my body I rarely ever had sweet cravings or any sort of cravings. (mind you although I was eating endlessly I always found myself to be hungry?? LOL). I'll have to see how I cope with the reduced intake. Diet wise - I have removed most of the fat (increased fish oil intake to compensate) and reduced the carbs where necessary. I'll be eating plenty of fresh produce and including 1 cheat/week, however, I have now limited my cheat meals by excluding sweet treats!!(possibly the exception of my birthday cake).....oh doom!!! justkeepswimmingjustkeepswimming...! Focus!
Training - I will still be smashing out the weights (to preserve as much lean mass as possible, may even increase) but I have also incorporate more cardio.
So looking at cardio 5-6 days a week weights 4 days a week.....I may need to adjust if I am feeling too fatigued...trial and error .....
Tomorrow marks day 1 of 90.....Lets do this...and smash that stubborn fat away!!!