These are my before and after photos. On the left was me on my 50th birthday in 2012. I weighed 205 lbs and was in the worse shape of my life. I spent 99% of my time sitting in front of a computer either working or playing games.
After seeing myself in that photo I was not happy with what I saw. I decided to put forth the effort to get myself in shape and get rid of that belly.
I started a routine in May of 2012 of doing 300 situps and 300 pushups daily. I did not have a special diet really…I just didnt eat very much at all. Usually a bagel with fruit in the morning and then a lite dinner with chicken and salad or vegetables.
Nearly 2 years later I had lost 50 lbs and dropped my waist from a 36 to a 32.
I feel great! Look great!! and am very happy with myself now.
Coconut and choc chip Chickpea blondies
1 can (400g) chickpeas rinsed and drained
1/3c scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3c PB or almond butter
1/3c sugar free maple syrup
1/4c shredded coconut
2tsp coconut extract
1/4tsp baking powder
2 tsp natvia
2-3tbsp of choc chips ( I used sweet William dairy free choc chips from Coles Australia) or u can use a double choc chunk questbar 👌
1/3c coconut butter (or oil)
💜Preheat oven to 175C, I used and 8x8 baking tray and lined it with baking paper.
💜I mixed all the ingredients (except the choc chips and shredded coconut) in a food processor until smooth.
💜Then spread the mix evenly over the tray and top with the sprinkles and 1tbsp shredded coconut.
💜Cook for 15-17mins (or wait until a knife comes out clean)
I sprinkle a little salt over the top (don’t go crazy) then let it cool.
💋You can increase the amount of nut butter if you want a denser blondie I did 1/2c
Due to ulterior circumstances I’ve been 2 weeks without lifting/exercising all together :(
I foresee this situation will last few more weeks. :(((((
I’m taking special care on my diet more than usual. I was eating complex carbs for breakfast, pre and post workout to grow lean muscle and cut fat. I was trying a reverse diet increasing carbs and kcal a little every week, carbcycling on heavy lifting days. Working out 5 a week.
I feel now forced to reduce carb intake to only breakfast time to keep on on this fat loss/leaning phase and this way decrease the total daily calories that I’m not burning. I’ve increased veggie intake like crazy in each meal to fight hunger and fats ratio still low cause these are the most caloric macro.
When this is finished I’m back to my training routine like a boss… I can’t wait.
But for now, is that ok? Any tips on how should I manage carb/fats/calorie intake when not lifting and still want to lose body fat/keep muscle? Bcaa’s compulsory? Weekly Cheat meal??
@taylorve #TransformationTuesday ! The definition of perfect doesn’t have a specific meaning. What my definition of perfect may be the complete opposite of yours. If someone doesn’t think you’re perfect , someone else will 😊 #DoYou #fitness #fitspo #transformation #bikini