Happy Tuesday! I'm officially in week 5 now, but I wanted to take this opportunity to report on my Monday morning weigh-in.
In this post, I'll share my official body measurements, give you an update on my meals, and offer a perspective on how I'm feeling during the transformation process. Ready? Let's go!
Week four resulted in some pretty positive changes. The most obvious change was a loss of 3 pounds. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy about the progress, but I thought I'd be a bit further. I write that because a little over a week ago, I made it down to 223 pounds, which is something I haven't seen since. That's what I get for eating the small bag of chips, huh?
Along with the weight loss, I have also noticed a reduction in the waist, neck, hips, and body fat percentage. Clearly, my stomach, which is the worst offender, will be the last thing to go.
|Body Part||Week 3||Today||Difference|
|Weight||228 lbs||225 lbs||-3 lbs|
|Waist||39.5 inches||39.25 inches||-0.25 inches|
|Neck||15.5 inches||15.25 inches||-0.25 inches|
|Hips||43 inches||42.5 inches||-0.5 inches|
|Thigh||25 inches||25 inches||No Change|
|Calf||17.5 inches||17.5 inches||No Change|
|Bicep||16 inches||16 inches||No Change|
|Body Fat %||14.8%||12.7%||-2.1%|
|Chest||41.5 inches||41.25 inches||-0.25 inches|
|Stomach||41 inches||41 inches||No Change|
|Upper Stomach||36 inches||36 inches||No Change|
|Shoulders||50 inches||50 inches||No Change|
|Lean Body Mass||194 lbs||196 lbs||+2 lbs|
|Body Fat Mass||33.7 lbs||28.5 lbs||-5.2 lbs|
During week three, I made a mistake and ate a few small bags of potato chips. I felt really bad about it, so I have been pretty strict about not missing a meal and that seems to help with the cravings.
I'm eating about 5-6 meals a day, getting my multivitamins and supplements in, drinking nearly a gallon of water, and consuming both the pre and post-workout shakes.
A couple of small changes this week. The first one is this, I'm eating my eggs, oats, coffee, and consuming fat burners before the morning cardio session. The difference being that I used to eat breakfast after the cardio. However, I noticed that Kris would eat first, so I made the change to match his leadership.
Second, I'm keeping a very close eye on how often that I'm eating. At this point, I'm eating every 2-3 hours. Sometimes, I'm just not all that hungry. So, I graze.
|Meals consist of broccoli, chicken, steak, brown rice, water, multivitamins, supplements, and protein shakes.|
While I am excited about the weight loss and change in numbers, I have to admit that I just feel tired and exhausted a lot of the time. There are those moments where I'm beaming with energy, but at other times, especially around the afternoon, I'm just dragging. I kid you not, I felt like taking a nap, which is something rarely do.
As far as sleep goes, I'm getting somewhere between 5 to 6.5 hours of sleep a night, which feels like plenty in the morning.
With regards to my energy in the gym, I have enough to blast it, but I just thought I'd share that with you. It could mean nothing or something, I just don't know.
So, that's about it for now. I'll keep you posted on my progress, but I'm excited to hear about what you're doing. I've received a number of messages from people who have jumped on board. What's the experience like for you so far? Let's talk in the comment section below.
Until next time...