10 WEEKS TO GO:
The past week has been good without too much to report. Diet has been spot on and training has been good.
My energy levels this past week have been as expected. Average I guess. Overall I am still feeling very very good and the lack of energy and hunger is no issue. There are times though, just moments for half an hour or so, where I can really feel my blood sugar absolutely plummeting and the lethargy can be quite intense. I only had one real spell of this this week, and it was when I was training a client outside, running up hills etc. I just have to put a brave face on and wait until my next salad!
I have noticed that the amount I am enjoying my food is increasing, and the amount of satisfaction I am getting out of my meals is decreasing. I am finishing most meals looking at my plate and thinking ‘ok, I cant wait until my next meal’. Again this is to be expected. I feel if I keep myself busy it is not as much of an issue as other things apart from food are consuming my attention. However if I am sitting around the house for a few hours then I am just watching the clock, waiting for feeding time!
Strength in my training is going up which I am happy with. Upper body is responding very well to this programme. Lower body is struggling slightly. I haven’t used back squats in a long time, I have been doing mostly front squats, and it is taking me a bit of time to get used to the technique. I think after a few weeks I finally have it nailed and can now concentrate on increasing the weight.
I had a bit of an issue in my last leg workout. I was doing split squat lunges and my left leg got a sharp pain down the outside of the thigh. This was 3 days ago and the pain is still occasional present but at totally random times. It is definitely subsiding though and I have been doing a lot of stretching and foam rolling to keep on top of it. I am going to train lower body tomorrow and hopefully it is alright, which I am confident it will be. Just one of those little niggles, I will push through and take care of it.
My weight stayed the same last week, which I am happy about. I expect a drop of about another 0.5kg this week which will take me to 79.0kg. I will post some more photos next week.
I have reduced fat by 20g a day and am doing one extra high intensity interval training session on the spin bikes to keep the body fat moving in the right direction. So currently 4 heavy weight sessions, 1 metabolic fat loss weights session and 1 HIIT 15 minute cardio session. I am on target for coming in as good as I can be, but it is not long now. 10 weeks will pass very very quickly so I need to make the magic start happening pretty dam soon. I could step on stage now and probably do quite well, but I want to be the leanest person at this contest, not just in my category, in the whole dam show. Here is an example of how lean I aim to get. This is the 2010 BNBF Overall Scottish Champion.