Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Macro Updates

After checking in with my nutritionist this week, she decided to cut my macros a smidge since I gained a couple of pounds.

It was a bit discouraging to step on the scale and see that it had gone up three pounds after religiously tracking my macros, getting in my workouts, and having a cabin weekend, where I usually eat all the wrong foods and over drink, but kept it in control this time.

I was a lot more aware of what I was eating over the weekend, and didn't drink nearly as much as I usually do on cabin weekends so I felt confident that I wouldn't see a jump on the scale.

The motivation to continue on and not give up comes from the weekly progress pictures that I send my nutritionist. I was laying in bed comparing week 1 to week 4 and could see the tiniest changes in my mid section, which means that I'm doing something right.

I can feel the difference in my body when I move, less jiggle. When I'm laying down and the rolls are smaller. When I sit and my sports bra band doesn't flip up or my fat doesn't bulge over my underwire.

My protein will remain the same at 170g but both my fat and carbs will be cut to 80g fat and 200g carbs for a total of 2200 calories.

I'll have to make a few adjustments in what I am eating, most likely will be looking for high protein/low fat/carb snacks.

We also talked about changing up my workouts. I've been following the TIU 31 Day Challenge, but talking to my nutritionist, who we'll now just call A since we have the same name, recommends focusing on resistance training and only doing cardio 2-3 times a week, depending on how often I'm going to work out, and doing 2-3 resistance workouts for 45-60 minutes.

I'm going to take her advice and see how that works for the next couple of weeks.

Here's to tweaking macros and lifting heavy!

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