Well, this is my first posting as a T-Nation member. (Very enthused) I could go on to tell you just absolutely interesting things about myself, but I don’t want to put anyone through that. So here’s my situation:
I am a 5,6 sometimes 7 days/wk gym goer. I do a cardio session that lasts for 1 - 1.5 hours as well as a 45 - 1hr long training. Yes, I’m an addict. My cardio can consist of hardcore intervals (easy walk up to barely able to breathe to point of puking/steady low pace HR 125/min for an hour/circuit training etc.)
If you could follow my nonsense, I’m impressed. Moving on. Training consists of bis, tris, shoulders, chest, pushups (the real ones) back quads, hams, butt all over, and isometrics with weights.
My diet is pretty strict. I follow a 3 day no carbs 1 day full carbs deal. I stick to 5-6 meals. Here’s a typical day:
On no carb day, no oatmeal or minimal fruit/veggie. Plus about 8-9 full 16oz waters
(Fasted gym session 5am-7am)
Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal and 3 egg whites
Snack: 2-3 egg whites and apple/yogurt
Lunch: 1/2 cup chicken breast and some black beans
Snack: protein shake or egg whites
Dinner: 1/2 cup chicken with veggies or 1/2 beans
Currently: 150lbs 5’8"
Goal: 140lbs still 5’8" don’t want to shrink in height
My problem: I am changing jobs to where I will be riding horses for about 10 hours a day without stopping. The food is very very heavy. Consisting of meat and potatoes crap. After work it is about 8pm at night and have to get up at 430 to start at 4:45. I’ve done this job before, and I get flabby, not fat…just flabby. Obviously physically hard work all day … but it isn’t the workout my body is used to, so it changes and I loose muscle and get fat on my stomach (probably from sitting in the damn saddle all day).
My goal this year, is to NOT loose what I’ve already worked my ass off to get. (and still not completely there). I’ve debated on getting my own weights…getting pilates videos…running about 30 min a night or something…my dient will be nearly impossible to keep because of the quick-paced, go go go enviornment.
So. Any thoughts?