Not given up yet!

November 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm 3 comments

Well, finished my first week of the 1000 Calorie Challenge and haven’t given up yet. This is rather amazing to me, as I wasn’t sure I’d make it through the first day!

So how have I got on? The workouts have been tough, but I have not cried or thrown up yet, so I guess I have that to look forward to. After the second workout in particular, my legs were like jelly and I really struggled on stairs the following day or two. I didn’t know how I was going to cope with workout three – with an extra set added to each exercise. But incredibly, I managed the whole workout, and even increased my reps on most exercises. It’s like they say – just do it! On to supersets this week.

The food has been complicated to sort out – not a programme for beginners, unless they have a lot of time to learn extremely quickly. Managing your macros is never easy, but the low-cal, low-carb days in particular were very tricky. I did Mon, Wed, Fri last week. I’m going to shift it this week so I only have two low-cal days during the working week. Preparing food in advance for moderate calorie days is much easier, so it makes sense from a scheduling point of view to have those three days during the work week, with only two low-cal days. I can do the other low-cal day at the weekend when I have a bit more time to sort stuff out.

My first re-feed day was less than successful, mainly due to circumstances beyond my control. I have no idea how much I ate (or how much I kept down – don’t even ask!) but what I really missed was fruit! Will make sure I have some more of this in the house this week, and try and work it into my moderate carb days a bit more too.

It’s not been a full week yet, but the guys behind the programme recommend once-weekly weighing on the morning of your cheat day. So for me, that would be yesterday, with a 2.4 pound loss and 0.3% body fat down. Watch this space.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  November 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Rock on with that 2.4 pound loss! Great job!

    On the macro thing, I think with time that gets easier. I’m not really jiving on macros myself these days, other than keeping my protein around 20-30%, but when I did focus more on macros, at least on a daily basis, I got a feel for how to balance them out how I wanted. On a meal to meal basis, it might be harder than daily. I think it’s like everything else, you get better at it as you do it.

    I like the idea of keeping your moderate cal days during your workweek. Anything that makes it an easier go is usually a good thing!

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  November 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Yes, all for taking the path of least resistance!

    I have quite a bit of experience with macro manipulation – most often 40/30/30 over the course of a day, so I know it’s a bit tricky but very doable.

    This programme has a different ratio on low-cal days. It’s 15/35/50, which is definitely much more work. But once I have an arsenal of tried and tested meals it will no doubt be much easier.

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  • 3. Cynthia  |  November 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Yes, having meals that you know are on target is very helpful!

    Reply

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