I've been saying this for the past 6 weeks or so now, because I understand how stubborn my body can hang on to fat, but I really need to drop another 10-15 pounds of pure fat before summer begins. Well, I've been kinda beating myself up about that lately, because I've felt so much pressure in so many other areas of my life and have not been focusing much on the workouts or the nutrition. I've been averaging 2-3 workouts a week. In fact, nutrition wise, the last two weeks have been the absolute pits. I know what happened. When I get stressed, I have a tendency to turn to food to de-stress. I wasn't so much snacking out of line as I was just not making the greatest choices- eating ice cream, a lot of PB&J sandwiches, cereal, etc. rather than the fruits, veggies, and protein.
So, the thesis is written. The major stressor is off my back. Spring has officially begun, so the weather is warming up and the mood is improving. It's time to gear up. I'm going to focus heavily on nutrition, and re-learning to eat fruits and veggies for snacks, and eggs and oatmeal for breakfast, and taking that PWO shake (I ever mention I HATE eating/drinking calories right after a workout?), eating 6-8 times a day because that's what works for me. Getting and keeping that water intake waay up (80+ oz/day) will help immensely, as will the eating every two-three hours. Planning meals. Repeating breakfasts, lunches, some snacks, will help a lot. Getting back on to TT 2k4 religiously. HIIT training 5 days a week. Less time on the computer, and more doing stuff around the house.
It sounds like a lot, but truly it's second nature for me if I just do it. I've done it for how many years; I just end up scooting backwards every once in a while. Which is why it's taken me so long to get to where I'm at. (Well, that and I didn't know how to cook for the first two years, which didn't help matters.)
So, my mainstay foods:
-Fiber One cereal
-Banana "ice cream"
-I MIGHT get myself to eat a chicken breast or two, but don't hold your breath
-Other Fruits (strawberries, blueberries, etc)
Six weeks. That's what I'm giving myself. That will take me right smack into the heart of May, when everything's changing around in my life. That bikini will be my suit this summer while I'm living on the water!
Yes, there's a reason that I need to pull this off. The hint's above, but I'm still not saying anything. You're gonna have to wait till after April 5 like the rest of the world.