As everyone in the lifting world should know right now, because you all follow my social media, and if you don't you should, I partially tore my mcl. That means my meet on the 28th is out. Everyone should also already know from following my amazing log, I always need a goal. So with the meet out, and uncertainty in my immediate lifting future, I had only one place to turn. Resume Operation Be Less Fat with a vengeance.
The above picture is my most recent. It was from about a week ago. I was 259.5. The plan was to hover close to 257 for an easy 15 lb cut to the 242 lb clss. That however, was only going to be a brief stop on my way down to the 220's. Well, considering the circumstances, there's no time like the present. So the journey continues.
With my injury, I am pretty much house ridden. My dr does not want me driving or going to work. Luckily I have a gym in my house. So I can at least do some light upper body work. This is especially important because I can't even do cardio. I'm hoping when I get my brace, which with my crap a$$ insurance seems like an impossible task, I can maybe put my feet on the pegs of the airdyne and at least use the upper body handles.
I can't imagine sitting around for a couple of weeks and just turning to mush. So this could be much worse. At least I have some training options. If only getting less fat came from training alone, but as we all know, it doesn't.
Foreseeing very little energy expenditure for a good month or so, it was time to reevaluate the diet. I have been eating more carbs as of late, with good success. I was able to maintain the same amount of lean body mass, while being able to fuel harder workouts. Without the hard training, I am going back to low carbing it.
The reason for going low carb is more about math than anything for me. Well that, and it really pisses off Rhodes. I figure if I am going to lower my calories from 3000 to 2500, carbs are the easiest thing for me to take out. I am not a huge fan of really lean meats and fish, so it's just easier for me to hit fat and protein macros the way I eat. Plus, as I have figured out for myself, I get keto adapted pretty quickly and function well day to day without the carbs. That will be particularly true with my current sloth like existence.
So when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Or in my case, warm lemon water. I drink it every morning. It's really good for you for many reasons, but that's another post for another day. That's why you need to keep reading.