I’ll admit, while I know I need to commit to doing another round of TBT the hardcore way and the results were pretty enthralling. I’m just not 100% into it. It already didn’t start off great. While I didn’t eat horribly yesterday (lots of chicken, veggies and yummy homemade chicken noodle soup), I was feeling pretty cruddy from NYE festivities and took it pretty easy.
Either way, I’ve been thinking about what this round of TBT would mean to me and how I would treat it. I’m not going into the strict TBT rules. I get they show results, but it just isn’t how I’m willing to live my lifestyle. With that said, I’ll do what I can to reach my goals, without cascading into bitch mode because of all the restrictions. Maybe that’s cheating overall, but I’d rather be content right now and achieve realistic goals.
- I’m back at 155lbs right now and I want to keep it between that and 150lbs. The last TBT went down to 147lbs and I was surprisingly very unhappy with that weight.
- Increase speed, strength and stamina. Sometime this week, I’m going to hit up the gym and get a base idea of where each of these are. Pretty much doing certain exercises to failure, then placing a goal on each one to help keep track of progress.
- Take up running…? I’m so iffy on this, I hate running. But until I can get a bike, I might have to run. The new roommate is training for marathons, so maybe I’ll hit up running with him, it’s very very easy motivation.
- Determine caloric outtake and intake. I think this was a big problem with the TBT for me last time and why I lost so much weight. I was working out a ton, but probably not eating enough to maintain the weight I wanted. I’m going to try and keep this a little stronger.
That goal list will probably grow, but I think that’s a good start right now. So now, the rules.
- Instead of being on a strict diet and having one cheat day (which was a bad thing for me). I’m going to put a percentage/gauge of good food that goes into my body on a day to day basis. Assuming my daily diet looks like three meals with 2-3 snacks, that puts me at about 5-6 meals a day. That’s around 42 meals a week? My cheat day allowed for about 6 meals of that day to be not so good. (three meals, two snacks). So, I think through the week, I should hit about 36 meals/snacks a week of good, wholesome food. 6 can be not so good. This is my goal on a weekly basis. We’ll see how it goes, the diet part really made me super cranky, I want to be more rigid on my working out and not stress as much if I enjoy food at times.
- Eating out: I don’t eat out a lot already, but I know one large source of stress was trying to figure out what to eat when I did eat out. So my rule for eating out (when it happens) is not to nit pick it. I’m not going to question what is going into it…because it’s going to drive me nuts.
- Beer: This is an exception to EVERYTHING. I love good beer and drink it on occasion. But since I love to enjoy good beer, I rarely have more than one each time I drink. I don’t drink to get drunk and I really hate piss quality beer. So…I feel it’s not terrible
That’s about it, there are no rules for exercising, I like to keep it at 5 days a week if possible. Try and get yoga in there at least once a week and derby at least 3. Oh yeah! I’m on fitocracy as well with a couple other folks, I enjoy how that keeps track of the things I’m doing. So check me out on there as well! http://www.fitocracy.com Follow me under Frak_Attak!
The biggest thing, especially going through all of this is, I don’t need this program to be a source of stress for me. I know it shouldn’t be, but it was when I did it. Yes, I want to be accountable. But eventually I want this to be a life habit…and people will not be around for my entire life to make sure I keep on track. Of course, encouragement is the best way I grow, so any and all of that would be great! As I’m happy to return it as well.