I’m off to Marbella in a few weeks,
I have a couple of great friends out there and so it seems to make sense to get over there to see them and get a little sun and partying done. It’s been work, work, work and very little play this year. I’ll have worked 17 weekends in a row! Time to address that and get some balance!
I leave the UK on Thursday 21st June. Today is Tuesday 5th June.
Gav’s post from last year called Project Ibiza inspired me to do this.
I keep in pretty good shape all round and the purpose of this is to show the difference that can be made in a few weeks with a little discipline. My goal is not weight loss, it is to get leaner, while maintaining and possibly adding muscle.
I weighed in at 79kg this afternoon at the gym. I plan to get my biosignature done to see my body fat at the moment in the next day or so. I will start to get strict with the eating plan (diet) tomorrow.
This is me today, in bad light in my front room. I’m guessing I’m about 10% BF.
Ok, so I look ok. But not great! I have been working away a lot recently and a few beers have crept into the diet. Poor planning and bad discipline have taken their toll too. This manifests more on me mentally than physically as my mood and energy levels are effected when I eat processed foods, especially my vice…. chocolate bars!
I was at the Queens Jubilee Picnic and Concert yesterday for my birthday and the picnic was very rich. Here’s a pic of Mum and in the garden at Buckingham Palace 🙂
It was a great day, made me proud to be British, and check out the menu below. It does not mention the 4 ice creams that were a bonus too. Oh and the 4 beers. And mums Red Leicester, and champagne….
After that day of overdoing it (and if you know me well, you know that once I start to eat rich foods, I have little self control) thought I’d set myself the challenge to follow a 14 Day FAT FURNACE type eating plan. We’ve had some amazing feedback from the plan that Gav and I worked very hard on, so thought it was time to take my own medicine, even though my goal is not to lose pounds as I stated before. We’ll have some of those testimonials up on the BLOG soon, best loss so far (to my knowledge) is 15lbs in 14 days!
So this morning I gave mum her first bowl of Oats, Vanilla Whey protein, cinnamon, milled flax and nuts mixed with cold water… that she really liked (which surprised her greatly) and I set about eating some meat and nuts. The healthy eating plan starts tomorrow but I thought I would hit the road running with good food choices today, here’s the break down;
Pre-Start 5th June
08:15 Chicken and almonds (with spoonful of Aliment Fish Oil)
10:30 Protein shake
12:45 Feta Salad starter (yes this is dairy, but I’ve not started yet) and lamb steak shish with vegetables. Glass of red wine (alcohol stops tomorrow and I was with mum!)
13:45 Pre Workout Black Coffee
14:00 Trained – Deadlifts 10 sets of 10 reps, some lower back exercises
14:45 Rookie move, as had no post workout shake, so had 50g bag of almonds (Gav will moan at me). Need to plan better in future
15:30 Protein shake plus scoop of greens powder
17:30 Turkey and mixed veg. Tbsp Fish Oil
19:00 A quarter of a organic celery
20:30 3 organic eggs and half an avocado
2 litres of water through day including Green tea and Rooibos teas
Boom, not bad really apart from the alcohol, dairy and screw up on not getting the post workout shake in fast enough. I am upping my good fats and getting in lots of veg and will see how I feel. So far so good!
To be continued!