Excuse the lack of updates this week!
The upshot of things is I’ve been working, doing my various replacements for cardio exercise, and then crashing HARD due to caffeine withdrawal. I’m on the other side of that withdrawal now and feeling MUCH better, and very well hydrated (woohoo for water).
Running is still on hold, so I’ve been supplementing very long low-intensity walking, swimming, and a lot of incidental exercise in order to keep on top of my fitness. I need to add weights back in again in addition to the body weight resistance. I’m seriously considering taking up CrossFit, it’s expensive though… so I’m just looking into it for now.
Unfortunately I’m not as tight on the nutrition side of things. To be honest I haven’t really been for most of this round. It’s why I’m not kicking massive goals with the weekly average loss. We’re rolling in to week 11 of the 12WBT on Monday, and now I’ve had time to really dig through the recipes I’m feeling a lot more confident about putting together my own sub 1200cal meal plans that also fit a budget & weekend bulk cooking lifestyle. Doing a full 3 meals from scratch program is not for me.
The really good news is the savings I’ve made from not buying take-away lunch and breakfast every day have been invested into my joining Round 2! Currently that puts me in the funny position of being a newbie, and a return member at the same time. 6 weeks until Round Two kicks off and only 2 weeks until pre-season. I want to be 85kg or less by week 1 of the 2nd Round full program.
I can do that!