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New Diet & New Workout Routine

A buddy of mine that's a bodybuilder got me squared away with a new custom diet based on my body type and goals, and set me up with a new workout routine.

Basically – the new diet has me consuming probably 3x's the amount of protein I've been consuming for the past few months, limiting my carbs (no more excessive fruit in my shakes), upping my green veggies, and increasing my water intake.  I've also got a nice little digital food scale to be extremely precise about everything.

Went shopping yesterday, bought 5 dozen eggs, 3lbs of ground turkey, 2.5lbs of ground ultra-lean ground beef, 6 cube steaks, oats, green beans, and canned tuna – this is enough food for almost a week (I'm not sure how long it will last just yet).  My diet is now super basic and bland (I do get 3 cheat meals), but it should kick start my next phase of weight loss and help me put on some more muscle.  I have to eat 5 times a day – no more than 3 hours apart.  I can only go to the gym 5 days max a week (I'm required to take 2 days off), and I have to do a min of 4 days of cardio each week (since I won't be doing any on leg days).  I'm also limited to 30 mins of cardio so I'm not going catabolic and consuming my muscle while I jam away on the elliptical.  

Basically – I got a good dump of information out of him on Friday night – and I cracked open my Schwarzenegger bodybuilding encyclopedia again and got even more information out of it (if you don't have it, I recommend getting it – it's full of everything you could ever want to know about working out, nutrition, etc).

Today was my first day – eating 5 times every 3 hours is fucking difficult.  Oh – and no diet coke, red bull, orange juice, etc…just…water.  Let's see how this goes for the next 8-10 weeks…I'm already down 40lbs – what's 20 more?

That is all…peace out!

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Comments

  1. Paul Sutton says:

    Did your recent mission to eliminate Shrek start out as a “weight-loss” thing and then develop into a muscle-mission? Or was it always the goal?

    Your obvious improvements are great, I am thinking your new obsession came from such great results, no?

  2. I just wanted to lose weight – the muscles that came along with it are just a bonus – but I’m kind of addicted to it now. I may have to go all Jersey Shore on your asses…haha

  3. Mills says:

    You got it brotha!! After the first two weeks it will be like clock work. Just stick to it and your gonna be a muscle building fat burning machine. You will really see great results the first two months in definition muscularity and strength. Remember to rest as well. keep me up to date on the weight and we will figure out how to keep you rolling.

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