So, this post is mostly so that I can "write down" my plan for the next 6 weeks and hold myself accountable, but I figured why not share it with all of you too. I have something really exciting coming up 6 weeks from this past Sunday, so it's time to switch things up and get into fat burning mode. I'm not quite ready to reveal what the big thing is just yet, but I will eventually!
I really like that I have one particular day in mind that I need to be my best for, because having a very specific goal like that really helps me push myself. I'm dedicating myself to no cheats and hard workouts for the next 42 days... I know I can do it! [Last Friday I had my "I'm buckling down" cheat... happy hour with B at our favorite sushi restaurant, and yes saki bombs were involved!] One bummer is that we have a wedding and Easter in the next 6 weeks, but oh well I will survive.
I'm getting really excited with my progress lately, after upping my calories a little over the past 7-8 weeks I think I've added some more muscle, which is fabulous because now that the leaning down phase is here I'll likely lose a little bit of that muscle.
So, here is my plan.
Next 2 weeks-
Nutrition: Remain the same as far as what I'm eating, but I will be decreasing my calories a bit. Instead of eating 200-300 over what I'm burning, I'm going to aim for maintenance so I'm going to eat right at my activity level, right around 1650 on workout days and more like 1400 on rest days.
Workouts: Changing up my split a little (sorry for those of you that asked yesterday, I made a couple tweaks last night)
Monday: Back and abs
Tuesday: Arms and HIIT
Friday: Shoulders and HIIT
Saturday: Chest and abs
Sunday: Repeat (either arms or legs) and HIIT
My reps are going to increase from 6-8 to 10-15 and I'm doing TONS of super sets and drop sets. Just about every exercise! I'm actually following Joseph Donnelly's paid workouts that you can find at joeydfitness.com
Final 4 weeks-
Nutrition: Follow Jamie Eason 12 week trainer meal plan for Phase 2 weeks 7&8. Then the last week I'm going to carb cycle.
Workouts: Weeks 7-10 of Jamie Eason 12 week trainer. Basically high reps, really high intensity, and cardio.
I will get into more detail of the last 2 weeks once we get a bit closer.
I'll keep you updated as I go and let you know if I change anything up! Fingers crossed this all works out :)