Week 2 8-14th of Februry.
I started on the 1st of February weighing 87.5kg, 86.3kg on the 8th and 85.5kg on the 15th of February.
Let check my week weight curve:
Tuesday: 86.9kg, dropped 600g
Wednesday: 86.4kg, dropped 300g
Thursday: 85.3kg, dropped 900g
Friday: 84.9kg, dropped 400g (EXTRA REST DAY)
Saturday: 85.6kg increased 700g (REST DAY)
Sunday: 85.6kg, maintained weight. NEVERTHELESS I LOST 1kg in comparison to Sunday the previous week.
My strength levels:
The exercises I use to check on my strength are the Back Squat, Good Mornings, Thrusters, Deadlift, Jerk press and Front squat.
Back squat: I work it in 3 different modalities
4 sets 1-3 reps 95% of 1rep max, I managed 4 sets of 3 reps with 120kg, Set 1, 2, 3 and 4. I did 2 reps had a break then the last remaining rep.
4 sets 6-8 reps with 3" pause at bottom of squat, I now managed sets of 10 with 90kg.
4 sets 10 reps 85-90% of 1 rep max, I did 4 sets of 10 102.5kg UNBROKEN. I CRIED IN 3rd set as it was challenging and I had to give my whole.
Good Mornings: I am now at 4 sets of 5 with 50kg and did 4 sets of 5 with 60kg on Sunday.
Thrusters: I was at 4 sets of 5 with 50kg on Thursday and did 2 sets of 3 60kg thrusters on Sunday.
Jerk press: I am now at 4 sets of 5 with 50kg.
Deadlift: I managed 4 sets of 10 with 80kg, so moved up to 3 5 95kg deadlift on Wednesday. Sunday I increased the weight and did 5 sets of 3 with 100kg deadlift.
Front squat is now 3 sets of 5 with 60kg.
My mood: has been great, I truly felt more positive about everything. I didn't have to worry about food. I did overeat because of a lack of planning and not because I was hungry or desperate to eat.
Feeling good helped to spend better quality time with my almost 4 and 2 yo boys, Milo and Noah. I can enjoy better the time I spend with my wife and I am more focused in my BJJ and my work in general.
My conclusions and general sensations:
It has been a very positive week, with a better control of my food intake. The number one rule is plan, then divide your days in meals and allocate a calorie top for each meal.
In my case, a breakfast, a post workout meal, a lunch, 2 snacks and dinner, and the calorie allowance for each meal is as follows.
1000 calories for my dinner, it is my most important meal, the one my wife cooks, so I want to enjoy.
Breakfast and lunch 700-800 calories each.
Post workout and snacks 250-400 calories.
My daily calorie intake oscillates between 3150-3550.
These numbers are slightly below my TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) so in the long run I will still be losing weight anyway.
I need to double check if the increase in my consumption of full fat milk and cottage cheese is upsetting my stomach. I have felt slightly different this week, more "GAZY"...
I will on Saturday cut my dairy intake and see if is the source of my discomfort
Energy levels, fitness and strength:
I was simply on fire, super motivated, felt really strong and "alive". All my training sessions were positive.
I lifted more weight, I was stronger and faster in the classes, winning almost all the possible workouts in the HIIT and Kettlebell classes.
All that being sleep deprived, I slept less than usual as I had many posts to write for my blog, I also had all my personal training slots booked and I am spending more quality time with my sons. They are demanding and noisy like their Mum and Dad.
As a result of being busy, tired but reaching my fitness goals, I decided to reward myself with an EXTRA REST DAY to make sure I start next week as well as I finished this one.
Mental health and sleep:
I am eager to learn, to be productive and the little sleep I have is quality. I sleep less than five minutes after I lay in bed.
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To come on the 24th of February:
Week 3 of #TheHighFatHighProteinLowFat trial, 15-21st February
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