MTRW: Do not cheat yourself of your potential!

Hi guys,

I realized last night that my supposedly first three weeks of three workouts  a week and cutting calories to start my cycling is not really cycling. I cheated – haha – my body and mind always tries to find a way to cheat. For example, I though I am cutting calories when I stopped eating any sweets for lent. I do not really eat a lot but I do enjoy gelato :).  So, my mind made an excuse and said OK you do not need to worry about calories or how much you eat. Well, when I am at maintenance I do not need to count calories (because my intake corresponds to what I need and expand in the gym and I eat healthy) but now I am preparing for a competition and I am cutting back on exercise and cutting calories. I really do need a change of pace since it is the only way to introduce variety and periodize my routine while shocking my system to trigger muscle growth and get out of my body maintenance zone. Now that I realized that I am cheating myself out of results 🙂 – I am glad that today is a new day since it is never too late to start making changes and I am grateful that I have another chance.

That said, today was my rest day, and I did yoga. I tried out the class in my gym and enjoyed it very much.

Here is my menu for today:

Meal                                                                            Calories

Before Yoga:

  • 1 tbsp Flax seeds                                                                    50
  • 1 med banana                                                                       100
  • Cappuccino 1/2 cup Soy milk                                              45

Breakfast:

  • 1 cup egg whites                                                                   120
  • 1 tbs Shredded Cheese                                                          20
  • 1 Ezekiel Bread                                                                       80
  • Cappuccino 1/2 cup Soy milk                                              45
  • Vitamins

Snack:

  • Whey Protein Isolate                                                            110

Lunch:

Snacks:

  • 1 Slice Mozzarella                                                                   80
  • 1/2 Slice Ezekiel                                                                      40
  • 4 oz Beet & Carrot Juice                                                        35

Dinner:

  • Chicken Katlets                                                                     200
  • 2 Cup Salad                                                                             45
  • 1 Slice Ezekiel Bread                                                             80
  • 2 tbsp Hummus                                                                     60

Before Bed-time Snack:

  • Whey Protein Isolate                                                            110

Total Calories:                                                                 1545

Right on the money.

Have a great day.

Svetlana

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