Hello everyone. In one of my recent posts I plugged Rusty Moore’s latest free report – The Vacation Body Blueprint. In this post I mentioned that I was travelling to Brazil in the next three weeks and was going to be using the techniques in Rusty’s report to try and tone up before I went. Well those three weeks have now passed so this is just a quick post to let you know how I got on before I jet off to Brazil.
HOW DID I GET ON WITH MY DIET AND EXERCISE ROUTINE?
1) DIET:- The plan for my diet was to make three main changes:
– Cut down my carbohydrate intake by replacing my lunchtime sandwiches with a pot of natural yoghurt mixed with protein powder and some fruit.
– Introduce a daytime fast twice a week.
– Eliminate all junk food and alcohol.
So how did I do on the diet front? I believe I did quite well. I managed to completely stick to the yoghurt and fruit combination for lunch. In fact this part was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I also managed to avoid junk food and alcohol completely. I did not do as well as planned with the fasting but I still managed one daytime fast during the three weeks.
2) EXERCISE:-:- My exercise plan was simply to hit the gym hard every day until I went away to Brazil. I planned to start each workout with a resistance training routine and then finish off with high intensity sprint intervals on the treadmill.
So did I manage to maintain this exercise routine? Pretty much yes. I had two rest days but every other day I was in the gym. Since I had not been to the gym for a few months prior to this (I have been using jogging as my main form of exercise) my strength was not up to where I wanted it to be. Overall though I feel each workout was an effective one that worked my muscles and burned some fat.
Surprisingly it was not as difficult as I thought to follow this stricter diet and exercise regime. I thought cutting down my carbohydrate intake would make me feel hungry and that I would start to crave junk food. However, I did not experience any of these feelings. Exercising almost every day was tiring but it was not as exhausting as I first thought it would be.
Admittedly this routine has not had a massive impact on my body composition. I have dropped some body fat and got a bit leaner. However, because I have been away from the gym so long my body has quite simply not had the time to adapt and there has been no big change. Nonetheless it has still been an interesting experiment.
I’M OFF…I WILL BE BACK IN THREE WEEKS
So that’s it from me for three weeks now. I am off to Brazil for a much needed holiday. I have a few guest posts scheduled to go live whilst I am away so the blog won’t be completely empty. Hope you enjoy them :-).