DEFICIT (cut update)
I don’t think most most people fundamentally understand macros.
They just want them to work magic for them. So they drop the carbs and fat SUPER LOW instead of slowly cutting down.
And what happens? They don’t adequately have fat loss or a strategy to their “cut”. My update in my little deficit I’m in⬇️
I am down 4lbs on the same macros since the middle of June.
A total of a 3 week deficit.
That’s roughly a pound or more a week.
Oh and did I mention during that time I hit 2 weeks of maintenance calories?
Currently I am sitting at 250 calories deficit in macros under my maintenance.
I added 10-15 minutes of cardio of just a warm up before my lifts; hitting around 100 calories a day. I work a sedentary desk job, so I try hard to walk colonel at night.
Do I have to say no to some things? AbsaFRICKENlutely.
I’m not saying macros allows you to not sacrifice a little..... because you mostly will.
I won’t tell you what to do, but I will tell you what not to do....
•DO NOT rush it
•DO NOT throw hours of cardio in
•DO NOT starve yourself of carbs and fats as they help fuel fatloss. •DO NOT do what you see others doing (the very reason I don’t tell you exact numbers.) I AM NOT YOUR BASELINE. You are your baseline.
And most importantly, if you’re not mentally there, it stresses you out, or you have a busy life... take diet breaks. Reevaluate if you can handle it. And be smart.
Like I said, I haven’t changed macros (except INCREASING) these last 3 weeks.
What gets me most excited is having a heightened maintenance intake, going out to eat, and seeing the physique I can maintain after working so hard. @alyssajoygreene
Can't get enough of these😂😂.. as I've now posted so many pics in this dress I thought it was only right to post the comparison. Before food compared to 4 hours later after consuming 5 courses at the buffet and a bottle of wine to wash it all down...
Gurl I do not look like my Instagram pics all day and certainly not after I eat🍕👌 Does this mean that we should post pics like the right all the time and if we don't we're being 'fake'.. NO both pics are me and posting pics of your best self is totally fine. I just post these as a simple reminder. I too can get so easily caught up in social media and forget that it's not the whole story so if this can help be a lil reminder of the full story then that's fab🤗🤗❤❤️️️️
It’s crazy how much difference it is if you are prepared vs unprepared for your pics 🙌🏼 It just show real life 👈🏼👉🏼 and social media life 😅 The light is also something that’s important if you’re looking for that perfect smooth skin. Taking pics in direct sunlight doesn’t use to be the best light for a smooth body 💛 But that’s how most people look and both versions are beautiful ✨
Omg 😭 this 80 day journey has come to an end and honestly idk what to do now! (Maybe I’ll do it again 😂)
But seriously babes..set your mind to something and do it! Whether it’s a committing to a workout program, mediation practice, or even just drinking more water daily..DECIDE & COMMIT!
And when you fail KEEP GOING! I wasn’t spot on with the meal plan, I didn’t go as hard as I could have in workouts some days...but I kept going and finished 💃🏼
Looked myself in the mirror and told myself one day it’d happen for me. 🙏🏼
I wanted to feel healthier so bad. I had so much physical pain. I remember one night showering and I couldn’t even bend down or move really without it physically hurting. I remember just crying & crying until I had a throbbing headache. My hair felt oily all the time. My skin was a mess. I would work, come home and just lay there because everything hurt. I never wanted to go outside, I was so ashamed of what I had done. The crazy thing is..I did that to myself. There’s nothing wrong with being a certain weight. Any size is beautiful. What mattered the most to be was my health. That’s why I decided to change. I never in a million years thought I would achieve the body or life that I have now. That wasn’t my reason for starting. The real reason I started my fitness journey was because the doctor told me I either change my life or I lose it. That scared the crap out of me. After the doctor visit, I did some more crying. I was broken down to the very core. Even writing this out and thinking about it makes me sad. It’s crazy to me that I’m the same person. It’s been almost 3 years since that day. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve failed a lot & I know I’ll fail again, I’ve been on this journey of re-building my love for myself while falling in love with fitness at the same time. I’ve always known there was someone trying to come out, fighting to become better, but I never knew how. Everything in my life now makes sense. I can’t explain how much this journey has done for me, I can just show you. I can hopefully help you by my posts and what I stand for. I want you to know that’s it’s possible. If someone like me can go from rock bottom to now being the happiest I’ve ever been..I promise you that you are capable of the same thing. It all starts with a decision to try. ❤️ @brianakfitness