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on 01 Jul, 2022•2 minutes read
I won't go on about my back today but a quick update, I got referred to a physio who informed me that slowly getting back into working out how I used to will be helpful for the pain.
This is exactly what I have been doing and it has definitely helped, but I am going at a slow pace and avoiding any activities that make it worse. It's all about trial and error with finding out what I can and can’t do at the moment.
Although I can’t start a proper workout routine just yet, I have decided to go on a mini cut, nothing serious. I have just dropped my calorie intake by 200 or so, I'm currently at 1,650 calories a day. I didn’t want to drop my calories too much as I need the nutrients from food to help me recover properly and I think anything under 1,500 calories is a bit excessive anyway, considering the recommended intake is 2000 for women.
My aim is not to lose weight but to get leaner, so I will be avoiding the scales as much as I can so nothing will set me back and put me down. I have weighed myself at the start and in 2 weeks time I will weigh myself again just to get a rough idea of how much weight I may have lost or put on and keep you guys informed.
I will be tracking my progress through pictures of myself and how I feel.
I currently weigh 54.10kg, this means my current BMI is 23.4, just 1.6 away from being classed as overweight, which I know I am not, but this is why weighing yourself can have a damaging effect, only weigh yourself if you can handle the answer and understand that it doesn’t always mean you are getting fatter.
It’s possible that I could put on weight despite being in a calorie deficit, but I might look fitter and leaner in real life. If I feel confident enough I will do my best to show you guys the difference in looks compared to what the scales say.
My aim is to workout 3-4 times a week, but I will make sure to listen to my body and not push myself too hard while in recovery.
I will be doing 2 leg sessions a week, 1 cardio day, 1 full body day and 1 upper body day (unless my back can’t handle it I will swap this day for cardio, rest, or a full body day).
If you also follow Consistently inconsistent by Harry, you may have seen he’s put up a recipe and I may be a sheep and let you guys in with a delicious dinner recipe, with low calories and high protein, so stay tuned for that!
Stay safe guys and remember to be the best you!