Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Time to get tough

The past few weeks I've been cruising with food and training. I've been doing a pretty good job of maintenance overall, but now it's time to shift gears and really gun that engine.

Gotta position myself ideally for the start of competition prep. In less than five weeks' time. Yikes!

This week has been a ripper so far. Cardio Monday, upper body and a good long walk yesterday, legs today. Legs - ugh. That was one tough workout. I earned every mouthful of my 50g of oats....

Food is good - no serious restrictions, just good choices and watching the portions. I'm doing 2 days of straight-up Precision Nutrition, followed by a higher starch day. Going low-starch for more than a few days sends my blood sugar crashing through the floor, and a carb-depleted Kek is no fun at all. So I'm doing my own thing ....kind of PN for wusses. :o)

Today's lot:

Breakfast: 50g oats, whey, skim milk and two lovely tablespoons of chopped walnuts
Snack: Fruity pancakes
Lunch: Salad of grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, Woolworths rainbow salad, orange segments and a dressing of EVOO and balsamic
Snack: Creamed cottage cheese with chocolate whey and sliced banana
Dinner: Marinated lamb loin with baby spinach, cucumber, red capsicum, onion and a dressing of yoghurt and garlic (Bike Boy will have his stuffed into pita bread)
Snack: Blueberries, yoghurt and more chopped walnuts

Tomorrow I'll do something similar, but with extra oats-and-whey for my afternoon snack, maybe some rice or sweet potato with lunch, and probably a potato with dinner. There could be a treat involved too - I have a hankering for one of those chocolate dream cakes from Brown's.

I'm feeling GREAT. :o)


Anonymous said...

kek, both your blogs are my main source of food porn.


gimme more!


Tearose said...

That looks good! I really love your blog! You ave a great writing style :)

ss2306 said...

5 weeks - woohoo!

And whilst you'll be shifting the kilos I'll be packing them on - with muscle (lol).

Awesome nutrition. Only some peanut butter in with the oats would top it off!

Like you low carb days send me into lah-lah land - thank god today I'm eating heaps!

I got a craving for caramel slice but happy to hang out till after comp - you know how many calories those little buggers are?

Raechelle said...

Good for you on "doing your own thing"...being healthy means just that-it's not about restrictions and crashing out-it should be enjoyable and give you energy!

Sara said...

One thing I've learned is that there is no 'right way'. You do something and it works for a while, and then you change. No one system will work forever and nor should it.

Trixie said...

So glad things are going well for you! I've decided to bump up the calories as of late and lift heavy!

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