I was concerned it wouldn’t be interesting to write down the minutiae of this months training plan. I decided to do it anyway to document what I’ve been doing. I’ve been following a diet plan Jehina made. It’s five meals a day as follows;
Meal 1 before tennis-black cup coffee and 1/2 cup oatmeal with choice of protein (like eggs or egg whites)
Meal 2 protein shake with a banana and a handful of nuts (I’ve been using pea protein powder)
Meal 3 small baked potato, some chicken and broccoli (20grams from chicken)
Meal 4 1/2 cup quinoa and protein OR a light snack like yogurt and a small fruit salad and handful of nuts
Meal 5 greens like kale or spinach with fish or white meat equivalent to 20grams of protein or just a big salad with mixed green veggies
Drink at least 32 oz of water
We have two training sessions together per week. I do cardio at least 5 days and any other weight training she tells me to do. In addition to that I play tennis 5 to 6 times a week.
I started the diet plan she gave me on January 15 so now I’m at five weeks. I get one cheat day a week, but it usually just turns into one cheat meal. Jehina tells me not to weigh myself but I can’t help it! I haven’t lost any weight and when I told her she said to cut the carbs and make my portion sizes smaller. This is only been over the last three or four days but I find myself not eating all five of my meals.
Jehina told me at three months I would be ready for a fitness competition in a bodybuilding show. I feel like the changes I have so far are so minuscule it will take me three years to be ready for a show. I don’t mind that I’ve modified my diet completely and I’ve been enjoying my training but I feel like the only way I could do it quickly is by taking steroids.
I only have one more week where I’m going to be completely focused on weight training. Next week I’ll put up my before and after photos.
I decided next months focus will be cycling. There’s a duathlon in Central Park on March 30. I’m going to take as many spin classes as I possibly can and ride my hybrid outside. I’m going to start looking for a training plan I can follow.
Over the next month I will still see my trainer twice a week, keep playing tennis, but the focus will be on cycling to get ready for the duathlon.