Several people have asked me what is happening with my diet now that the show is over.
I want to avoid gaining a lot of fat because I want to have a nice, long off-season during which I can gain a decent amount of muscle. In light of this goal, I am slowly reversing my diet and adding carbs back in.
In the final couple of weeks before the show, I was down to four ounces of sweet potato and half an apple post-workout. Now, I am eating five ounces of sweet potato and a whole apple.
|This (5oz baked sweet potato, baked apple, and coconut oil) constitutes less than half of my post-workout meal! =)|
My bosses were surprised to see that I'm still packing meals for work....
|Broccoli, yellow squash, chicken, olive oil and a little bit of homemade sugar-free tomato sauce|
|Lettuce, onions, olive oil mixed with Meat Magic and black pepper to make 'salad dressing,' and tilapia|
...but like I said, I really want to ease into this off-season. Plus, you always have to be careful coming out of keto. It's really easy to go crazy on the carbs and pack on a decent amount of fat before your body can re-adapt to regular carb intake.
I'm back in the gym again, too! =) I am mostly happy to be back to lifting. I will admit I had to force myself to actually complete my first workout...turns out I like to just chill at home after work! ;-)
I'm also a little unmotivated because my strength is still suffering from the cut / weight loss / relative lack of carbs...but that should be better soon!!
Last night was a productive session, though. After doing seven (!!! holy volume!) sets of incline DB presses, I did:
Push-ups: 1x18, 1x16, 1x15
Reverse-grip BB rows: 3x12 w/ 90#
Laying rear delt DB raises: 3x12 with 7.5# per side
DB extensions (overhead, double-handed): 3x12 with 30# DB
(Workout courtesy of Jay Ashman.)
Happy Wednesday! :D