It's Sunday which means that tomorrow is Monday and for some of us "repeat weekend diet offenders", it means another week of "starting over" or getting back on track. Normally I tell clients not to worry too much about having a cheat day on the weekends (one meal usually) but this weekend even I went a little overboard... Man, it was worth it (if you have a bad weekend, at least make it worth it and enjoy the food! Which I did ;)
But yes, even for Coach Bryan, it's time for a Ron Burgundy moment and start over again on Monday. And although I've been doing better with my workouts, I still feel like I'm not getting the most out of my nutrition.
So I'm going to back to my old "P90X" diet of getting some quick results. Although P90X is kind of old school now, the philosophy in P90X and P90X2, especially for the fast shredder portion of the meal plan, is a no brainer and will get results quickly.
So here's some tips on what I'll be doing this week:
1. Tracking my nutrition using MyFitnessPal
For calorie level, I'm taking my bodyweight X 12. Adding in 300 calories for 30 minute workouts or 500 for 60 minute workouts, and then subtracting 500 calories for a deficit. I sometimes switch back and forth between programs like Insanity/T25 or P90X2/P90X3 depending on if I HAVE to get my workout done in the 30 minutes or if I have a full hour to devote to it. But Bryan, shouldn't you commit to a full hour workout and follow a schedule? Well, we have these awesome 30 minute programs now. So, a few years ago the answer would have been yes, but now, nope :)
My calorie level will be 1480 (yikes!) to jump start things. Is that low? Yes... but we'll see what happens!
2. Use food for fuel
Elite athletes simply use food for fuel. Not to sooth your emotions after a long day... not to give you the sense of endorphins or "feel goodness" from having a cookie or piece of candy. Fuel... nothing more? Hard to do? Yes... Worth it... I think so ;)
3. Posting my daily Food pics/Food logs under a new tab coming to AkersFitness.com. Want to see what I'm eating? Check it---coming soon ;)
Want to join me in this? Feel free to email me Bryan@AkersFitness.com and then request to join my private Challenge Group on Facebook here.
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