Thursday, September 25, 2014

Plan of Attack:

I guess I better get back into the "Weigh in Wednesday" routine. Today's I am pretty excited about! I have been on a MAJOR plateau guys...we're taking same weight to the oz for the last 30 ish days. I was getting SO fed up. I was pissed, I was mad, I was upset. I didn't know what was wrong. I was still working out (T-25) and didn't give up on that once. I even did atkins for 2 weeks without ANY cheats and didn't lose a thing. (crazy right???). So last week I started reading more on IIFYM (If it fits in your Macros) and learning all I could about it. This past Sunday I finally implemented it...and TODAY I am down 1.5 lbs just in 3 days of this new plan. ALSO I am eating MORE than I was before. How does that work???

I'm sure some of you (all 3 readers ha) are like what the hell is IIFYM? Basically, its counting your MACRO nutrients: Carbs, Protein and Fat. You don't count calories just the macros. BUT since calories and your Macro's are directly correlated your macro amounts will equal a certain calorie amount. For example: I have a 40% Carbs/30% Protein/30%Fat plan right now. So I get 176 grams of carbs per day, 132 grams of protein and 59 grams of fat that should all total right around 1764 calories daily. To calculate your amounts go here: IIFYM CALCULATOR. You will need to know your body fat percent or kind of guesstimate if you've had it done recently. I will tell you mine: 35% CRAZY lots I know! BUT I will be to 25% BEFORE January 1st 2015 mark. my. words. Anyway, I'm getting off enter in all your info and it will give you your numbers. Then you will want to change your goals in my fitness pal so you can easily keep track. :) Google: changing goals in my fitness pal for IIFYM, and you will find some help.
I have NOT been hungry doing this-in fact I couldn't get all my food in today!

At first when I was reading about it I thought how freaking complicated I can't do this. But actually its not. It its exact but it gives you the exact nutrients you need daily to lose fat. Anybody can eat 1764 calories, but you may be eating way too many carbs and not enough proteins or fats and thats why you're not losing as fast. So I'm excited about this and will be keeping you updated.

So in My fitness Pal, it keeps everything totaled for you (no math YAY!) You just focus on the carbs, fat and protein sections. As you can see I didn't meet every number but I was just too full to eat anything else tonight.

As far as workouts I am on week 1 of the Beta (second part) of T-25. I thought the first 5 weeks in Alpha kicked my ass but he was just getting started. I love it since it's just 25 minutes a day, I get it done in the morning while the kids are sleeping...or during nap time if I "miss" my alarm. After this I am thinking p90x3 or the new p90. Still deciding on that one.

So thats my plan. I will be at my goal of losing 10% body fat by JANUARY 1st. I'm not going to put a weight goal in because I am more focused on the body fat percentage. However, I will still be weighing myself weekly to see progress and taking pictures.

hahaha anyone have this problem or is it just me????

I hope everyone has an amazing Thursday! And look forward to my Friday Faves (fitness edition) tomorrow. Holla!

1 comment:

  1. Are you a beach body coach? Way to go on the macros!! How do I get my fitness pal to log it like that??