Even though Carnival Cruises are notoriously populated by obese individuals, this guy has to be sexy AF when I board. I might not be after a few days of eating like a, well, a guy on a cruise, but I have to have at least a few days of being in shape so that I can tan my titties without feeling I look like a pig.
I have roughly 10 weeks to drop about 10 pounds of body fat. I have only been back training for about 4 weeks now and have made pretty good strides that I am happy with and have put forth little extra effort to get leaner. In fact, I am doing no cardio and relying completely on my diet at this point. I will, however, be adding some cardio about 7 weeks out after I return from NYC in early October. It will not be a ton of cardio, though. I am not prepping for a show; I'm just wanting to drop 8 to 10 pounds to be in my usual condition when we go on vacation.
The small problem I have run into is I am not in the mood for dieting with plain chicken breast and the sort of dieting I do when I am prepping. I mulled this over for a couple of weeks and have decided to compromise and have a couple of meals that I typically wouldn't have while dieting because I feel that
A) I will have little problem losing 8 to 10 pounds with small amounts of cardio and dieting
B) I don't need to be ripped or in contest shape and I don't want to diet my ass off now when I will be doing that again when I prep next year after having to pull out of my show this year.
I started my new diet this last weekend and I already love it. This is what it looks like:
5 to 6 meals a day (based on hunger). I tend to eat 6 meals on leg day and if I get hungry later in the week. Typically, after a Sunday Skipload I only need 5 meals for a few days into the next week.
TrueNutrition Protein coffee (1 scoop)
1.5 scoops of TEAM SKIP Blend Salted Carmel Protein
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter with sea salt added
7oz 96% lean ground beef patty cooked medium rare
1 slice of Sergento pepper jack cheese
1/2 tbsp. no sugar BBQ sauce
1.5 scoops TEAM SKIP blend Cafe Mocha Protein
1 scoop TEAM SKIP blend Cookies and Cream Protein
1 tbsp. almond butter with sea salt added
meal 4 (on the way to the gym)
5oz chicken breast (barf)
1 Fage non-fat greek yogurt (plain)
meal 5 (post workout)
1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
2 scoops TEAM SKIP blend Mocha Java Protein
1 scoop TEAM SKIP blend banana Protein
meal 6 (before bed)
1.5 cups non-fat cottage cheese
5 egg whites with 1 yolk
On days that I do not train the last meal will be another beef, cheese and bbq sauce meal instead of cottage cheese and eggs
My Skiploads right now are minimal. I am on my regular diet for the first part of Sunday and then I have 2 meals of whatever I want on Sunday night. Lately, I am on a BBQ kick so it might be Dickey's BBQ brisket, pulled pork and some jalapeno sausage with baked beans, coleslaw and green beans. The second meal might be a gourmet burger and fries or a few pieces of dry crust pizza if I feel I need more carbs.
Every 3rd or 4th Skipload I load for the entire day with a big bfast and then BBQ and/or a burger and fries later that night. I typically only do about 3 meals on these days with a protein drink or two thrown in.
I am not terribly hungry, at all, right now. This is primarily due to not doing cardio and not being in a huge deficit as I am just getting back in the gym and trying to also get some muscle back. I anticipate that as I add cardio and get leaner, I will get hungrier and the Skiploads will increase some.
I am holding right around 218-217 but recomping quite a bit.
Workouts have been great and I am increasing in strength consistently now every week while back on TRT.
I plan to keep this current diet in place for the duration even after adding cardio back in. This should have me in pretty good condition come vacation time.