Saturday marked the 12 week out point and the start of my diet. The funny thing was it couldn't come soon enough and I have been relieved to have to be on plan again. It's a strange feeling, even though I was telling myself on stay on up until this point for some reason something else was telling me to go for it because I wouldn't see that food again for another 5 months. This first 'off season' has definitley been a struggle for me and I can only hope that the next time will be easier.
I braved the scale on Saturday ( even after a steak and wine dinner Friday night - thanks Adena!) and this is what I am dealing with:
Weight - 134.6
Fat % - 17.7
Fat Mass - 23.8
FFM - 110.8
On April 9 , about 3 weeks pre-contest I was:
Weight - 127
Fat % - 15.8
Fat Mass - 20
FFM - 107
So it looks like I am dealing with 3.8 lbs of fat gain which isn't really as bad as I thought so long as the body comp scale is correct. It sure feels and looks like more then that to me but who really knows!
I decided to take last week off of training bercause I was feeling run down (likely because of all the crappy food!) and because I knew it would be hard core from her on in so today it begins!! I will be doing Shoulders, Triceps and Cardio ( 45 minutes on the bike - steady state) Not fun that I have to start this on 3 hours sleep but that seems to be how Mondays are - aarrrggh! Why is it that when we need sleep the most are body refuses? Anywho...onward ans upward...I will post soon with how things are coming along!