So it’s time for the first weekly progress report in my mission to fight at Middleweight. Let’s cut to the chase because we got a UFC happening in two hours: I started getting back into shape a few months ago … I was 230 pounds (and I stand 5’10).
Yesterday I weighed in at 213.4 pounds. So that’s over 15 pounds, not too shabby but I can do better in the next two month period. The current regiment is Mon-Wed-Fri I do 1 hour of weights and 1 hour of cardio. Tues-Thurs I do two hours ‘vale tudo’ at Tristar. Now it’s time to kick things up a notch.
The new plan is to add another hour of cardio in the afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday to compensate for private training sessions I’ll be adding on Wednesday and Friday nights. Another goal is to get some extra cardio in during the mornings, but at the moment things are so busy between my day job and the site that it’s not really possible. I need rest more than I need more cardio time right now. Hopefully in a few weeks that will change.
The only ‘real’ different between before and now in excercise is the extra nights of private training … past that I’m just shuffling the other stuff around. The big thing that’s changing now is the diet. While I’ve done a good job of cutting out a lot of the bullshit I used to do, like eating a whole box of cookies or bag of chips or tub o’ jujubes, it’s time to take things to the next level.
It’s time to stop just ‘avoiding junk’ and time to start eating at a whole new level. I’d love to hear what your guys advice is for healthy meals and snacks and all that shit. Right now my regular diet routine consists of
- 9:00 Vector or All Bran
- 11:00 banana
- 12:00 workout
- 1:00 Myoplex shake
- 4:00 Peanut butter sandwich on 12 grain
- 5:30 workout
- 7:30 Either chicken breast or extra lean ground beef, cooked on one of those George Forman grills
Obviously there’s tons of food groups missing there and I really need to level shit out. I plan on picking up a Greens+ type supplement so i can get the veggies in that I need, as well as start taking multi-vitamins since the variety of my foods is now gone and I’m trying to keep things as simple as possible.
This is a learning experience for me so I’d love to hear what you guys have to say regarding diet, nutrition, supplements, etc.
Till next week.