So instead of banging my head against the wall any longer, I recruited some help to plan my next workout/diet goals. Our two model australian actors both agreed that I just need to be very strict on diet, ditch the weights and resistance bands and go for long runs, long steady state cardio, just until I lose a chunk of muscle. Then they’ll help me figure out to maintain what I acquire. They call it a model plan… do what a model and a marathon runner does. Eat much less calories then a standard healthy diet (just temporarily) until my body is forced to use my muscle as fuel.
So, I’m starting tomorrow, though I moved in that direction this week. Very light eating – salads with no dressing, fresh fruit, coffee, green tea, has made up the majority of my diet. I’ve done 2 hour power walks alternately with 1-1.5 hour jogs. and I will continue to do 16 minute abs 3 days a week. But that’s it and it freaks me out a little bit. For nutrition I’m taking a multi vitamin and spirulina too.
Though I must say today I decided to celebrate. I ate light all day, went running before work, but Babes and I went to TGIFridays for dinner and I had a salad.. and we split the browine obsession!!
I’ll keep you posted. One of my main goals is to focus on sleep waaaay more then I’m used to. I think it’ll make a huge difference.
Oh and I’m going to shoot for yoga once or twice a week too…
as always comments and advice is welcome!