weight this AM before cardio: 130
I've decided that going to pump up my cardio for the next 4 weeks to 5xs a morning before breakfast. Previous to this I had been slacking on it and was just sneaking it in as a warm up/cool down from lifting sessions. Since I work at 6am somedays, I will be doing this cardio at home by jumping rope while listening to the Rocky theme and pretending I am a badass MMA fighter.
Why did I switch up my cardio approach? In my second competition I didn't do that much cardio and relied on building up muscle mass which leaned me out. However, in my first comp, for the first 4 weeks, I focused on cardio to lean out while I lifted and THEN backed off my cardio the last 3 weeks ( to just as needed, like when I cheat on my meal plan, haha) and just focused on muscle building/ sculpting. I think I liked the first approach better. Physically and mentally I felt more prepared.
- 1 hour of cardio before breakfast today!
- Food prep for the rest of the busy week all day so I can grab and go.
- Sticking to my meal plan pretty well. Im going to try a new curried split pea soup recipe. I has a stressful morning and I replaced emotional eating with retail therapy and bought 4 new pairs of heals for spring/ summer. I feel better now.
I dropped my KRE-AKALYN to just 1 scoop right before I workout. No "G" side effects for the past few days. thank god. I still feel like its helping me to lift heavier. Even if its not, I like the placebo effect too.
Tonight I head back to the gym for a heavy legs session. My booty has just recovered from my intense leg session on saturday where I went up on weight on every exercise!