I FINALLY heard back from the promoter of the show I was planning on doing in June, regarding the date. Due to the fact that he will be out of the country in June, this particular show will be rescheduled for later in the year. I will have to choose another show to do. As far as my plan to ease into pre-contest phase, I think I'm going to continue as planned. I may or may not end up doing a show close to the original anticipated date. However, I do have some photo shoots coming up (tentatively planned for April or May and May or June). So I need to be leaner for those anyway. But there is no need to be aggressive. I'm still not going to decrease my macros just yet. I'm only going to continue to increase my cardio. Additionally, for the next few weeks, I'm trying out a modified version of Derek Tresize's "Total Body-Mass Routine": http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page= ... l_bodymass
. I'm curious to see if it has any effect in my lean body mass, while keeping calories high, and progressively increasing cardio. I'm also going to have one day in which I increase carbs up to about 325gm (100 calorie increase). It certainly won't be an all out cheat day. And I'm still giving myself the daily 60-70gm range for fat. So I'm hardly "dieting" just yet. This is just more of an experiment for the next few weeks. Even if I was doing the show in early June, I'd still have time to lean out. I don't anticipate having to lose more than 8 or so lbs of body fat.
As of this coming Monday night, I'm finally back to night shifts (either 9pm-7am or 9:30pm-7:30am). YAY!!! And no, that's NOT being sarcastic! I prefer working nights. I'm a night owl at heart, and believe it or not, I actually get more sleep working nights than when I have to do evening shifts (1-11:30pm). Evenings just don't fit into everything else I do outside of my job at the hospital. I have been very sleep deprived for the past few months. And I'm sooooooo looking forward to being back on nights!!! I only have one night shift this upcoming week. But the following week, I'm working a block of 7 out of 9 nights (3 on, 2 off, 4 on).
When I weigh in the afternoon, upon waking, after working a night shift, my weight is 1-2 lbs higher than if I slept through the night and weighed in the morning. So I will begin noting the time of day I weighed, as I did when I began this journal in late December. Morning weight:
Carbs 323 gm
Protein 149 gm
Fat 69 gm