6’3, 202 lbs, my heaviest was 250 lbs but dropped a lot by just eating good, now I’m actually working out. Tried to structure this nicely with enough details since I really appreciate your time in looking this over!
My goals are:
• Get down to 180-185 with a caloric deficit and HIIT
• Then, eat at a caloric surplus and start something like 5x5, cutting out HIIT
I’m currently doing:
•5x a week consistently of a HIIT class I go to
•The class is F45 (similar to Orange Theory)
•Alternating days of HIIT Cardio/Resistance training (Lots of squats/deadlifts and compound movements but not insane amount of weight as it’s usually preset, but great workout)
•I run a mile total to the class and back
•Track calories burned with their heart rate monitor
•Weigh/track/log EVERY calorie in MFP
I currently eat this consistently:
• Breakfast: Green kale/broccoli smoothie, banana, apple, coconut water, dates
• Lunch: Salad (no meat just bunch of low calorie stuff)
• Snack: Dates, tomato’s
• Dinner/Post Workout: Skinless chicken breast over cauliflower rice risotto
(All organic and high quality food)
Eating 1700-1800 calories a day
Workout says 650-750 (calculates afterburner effect and part of your TDEE for the 45 mins)
I run a mile a day so I just don’t count that in case the HR monitor is a bit exaggerated.
• I have no muscle structure
• I have lots of fat
• If I get down to 180-185 I will have an awkward runners bod at first
• Part of my fat loss goal is that I carry a lot in my face and just need to cut fat % before building muscle
• I have never been this dedicated and this current system to lose weight is sustainable for me and I am motivated
• You guys probably roll eyes at these type of classes, but the trainers correct a lot of my bad form on movements like squats/deadlifts/rows that will come in useful when I start lifting heavier.
• Once I get down to my goal weight I will still eat just as good but at a caloric surplus
• Good workout plan to build muscle and cut out all the cardio!
What I’m proud of:
• Sticking to something consistent that I enjoy and look forward to each day
• I couldn’t even do a pushup a month ago now I can do 20 in a row
• Feel stronger and strengthening every muscle that hasn’t been used before to be decent when I start lifting heavy weights
• I couldn’t even really squat without weight with good form, now I have good form and am incorporating weight!
Am I on the right track here or can you guys spot anything crucial I should change? Thank you!