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on 12 Aug, 2022•3 minutes read
You might be glad to know, my back hasn’t hurt for around a week and a half! Although, this is slightly frustrating in a way because I have my first physio consultation on Monday, so it will be difficult to describe the pain if I can’t feel it at all, and I’ll feel like I’m wasting their time.
I think it has helped that I am being weary of what I’m doing and noting down my workouts again. If I notice that it hurts after a particular session I can easily work out what exercise or weight may have caused it. Since I haven’t lifted too heavy, I haven’t had many issues.
Anyway, I feel like you guys are over my back issue and you must think I’m just a silly person that doesn’t know when to take a break. I’m sure, what you really want to know is how I achieved my 3.5 week progress from my last blog.
Well, like I mentioned in that blog, I set myself some goals that were not to do with my weight, which has helped me achieve this figure. I also went on a mini cut, I went into a calorie deficit from my maintenance calories, I dropped around 150 calories, so nothing major.
During this time, I would plan what I will be working out at the beginning of the week and pick a workout from an Instagram influencer (my favourite is @analiscruzx) that I might enjoy and try to increase my reps each week. There was not much planning ahead, but this is vital if you are wanting long term results, which is what I want so I will be changing my routine up soon.
I also made sure that hitting my protein goal was ALWAYS a priority, whether it was a rest day or not, and I made sure I would hit my carbohydrate and fat goal on strength training days, on other days I would aim to reach them but it wasn’t as much of a priority as the protein.
My macro goals are:
Your macros will depend on your height, how much you workout, how much you weigh, what your goals are and more! (And remember, I am 5ft - so chances are you guys are taller than me!).
I’m a bit confused at what my goals are within myself at the moment, I’m not sure what's next. I have started to want to become more flexible so I am thinking of working on that, but I would also love to get stronger and hit some personal best by the end of the year.
I want to see if there is a way I can work on both, and I’m sure there is. I just need to do some research. But, again, notice how I am not basing a goal on my physique, because I know this will just cause self doubt, if I don’t look in the mirror and see exactly what I want to see.
And that's what I will pick up on in my next blog. I will let you know what I find out and try to get a routine planned and share it with you.
That’s all for now, remember to stay off them scales and set other goals!