I feel like a newb all over again :( Losing fat, keeping active, any advice ?
I was hoping you guys could help. Basically the usual sob story applies, I was happily following a decent training program, making good gains, then got injured, then got married, got a new (god awful) job and put on lots of useless weight.
Quite frankly it's depressing me. I used to be very active at 6ft 2" @ 14.3 stone and regimented in my training but now I don't seem to be able to keep anything together in regards to my training and diet. I am now somewhere around 15.2 stone and whilst some of it is muscle a big chunk of it is surely fat!
So now I am trying to do something about it. Something that will stick and work. I know the first thing to drop off my list of things to do was cardio so I have set myself a goal of being able to complete a half marathon in October which has given me a realistic goal in regards to my cario work. Normally I do cardio either in the mornings or after work on my non weight training days.
Secondly my diet took a dive. Basically my new job is a lot more sedentary which whilst driving me mad is also making me fat. Hurrah. So I figured I need to revise my diet to ensure I don't get bored and eat junk while sat at my desk.
As mentioned I'd like my diet to accomodate the fact I run in the morning (Mon/Wed/Fri) and train weights on the evenings (Tue/Thur/Sun)
So far I have come up with this:
6-7am: 2x Shreaded Wheat, Orange Juice, Protein Shake with Water (Protein shake on running days)
10am: Snack, Fruit or wheat cakes
1230am: Chicken sandwich (Wholegrain bread) with small amount of sauce. Yoghurt and one piece of fruit
1500pm: Salad (Maybe cheese, ham, little bit of meat but mainly salad)
1800: Main meal (Fish, Steak, Ham, Eggs, Something reasonably health, probably my best meal of the day tbh normally with pasta, rice or occasionally some oven fried chips or wedges) with pudding (Fruit, Jelly nothing huge just something to help me sweet tooth)
2100: Snack (Crackers, milk and protein, something, not always required)
2300: If I am lucky - bed ...
How does this sound to folks? Is there anything I really should be avoiding in there? I know it's not perfect but I figured if I had something I could work with for now and adjust accordingly that would be better than nothing.
On the weekends I plan to have 2 units of alcohol for now (I don't think I can cut alcohol completely at this stage, however once I am in the swing of things I think I will, I'm not a big drinker it's just a weird psychological thing with me ...)
I'd be really greatful for peoples opinions on this. I know this kind of stuff gets posted on a daily basis but feel like I am running from pilar to post and getting no where fast :(
Cheers guys n gals
post edited by Probs - 2009/07/22 10:48:33