Did an hour long Elliptical night time cardio yesterday, and was able to do 2 5K loops and 1K in those 60 minutes. The thermo was making me fly thru the cardio. I was very sore by the time I got home though.
This morning was the usual. Thermo and ProStack in the morning, and off for an hour long cardio jog outside. Did some chores around the house, so some more exercise there. Then off to the gym for a forced Arms workout - was so fatigued, even with the thermo/ProStack in me. I was able to do all my heavy weights though, so I am maintaining my muscle mass (that is my way of thinking), but it took a grueling 1 and 3/4 hour long session.
Came home and ate the sweet potato (and a protein shake with water) and felt a little better. Took my last thermo/ProSck and headed out the door for nighttime cardio (30 minutes on Elliptical, rested 5-10 minutes, and then another 30 minutes on the StepMill (level 1 only as I was getting physically sick)).
MyPlate said that I took in around 1300 calories, but that I burned 1600 calories, so a deficit of 300 calories. I could've made it 300 less if I did not take those powerballs that I made a couple of days ago (1/2 dates, 1/2 coconut oil, zest and juice of lemon) as a pre-workout/pre-cardio supplement to start me going - trying to get off the pre-workout powder from Vega, and use real food.
Was looking at Paulina Nordin's FighterDiet.com website. Started to read about re-feeds. I always thought cheat meals were to boost your metabolism back up, so you don't go into starvation mode. These re-feeds are more sophisticated, in that they are purposely carbs only (like pasta and bread), and that increases your calories to 3000 calories for the day! Side effects are the bloat and carb coma, but 2 days later you are down in bodyfat. But you have to do an amazing workout the next day, with alittle bit more cardio, and you have to be back on your diet (very strict) - which I guess is really hard to do because your body now wants to eat regularly and it can drive you crazy (which is why re-feeds are not popular). You also have to be in starvation mode, and be so depleted that you actually look flat. Interesting. . . . More complicated eating for a BBer. Sigh. .
Also she is so small! Only 5'2"! and weighs around 115! Here is a photo on one of her Blog's for the Flex photoshoot, where she looks so big and beautiful - she wanted to stress that photos are what they want you to see, not what you really are (blog was about perfection for you, and not the perfection you see outside of yourself - very philosophical)