Weekly Round Up

Posted at 18:45 in Food, Training

Hola fierce friends, hope your week has been a good one – thank goodness it’s Friday!

It’s been a great week for me, training and diet has been spot on and at the start of the week, we had some stunning weather – warm enough for me to sit outside in the sunshine at lunch on two days. The temperature has dropped now but it’s still great to walk to work with the sun shining…

No matter what mood I wake up in or how bad a day I’ve had in work, walking through the marina always puts the biggest smile on my face. I absolutely adore my location here in Swansea, it’s such a beautiful place to live <3

Weigh in day yesterday and though I’m not too fussed about what number is on the scale, I’m actively trying to lose fat at the moment so keeping track is useful.  I’ve been weighing daily for months now and it’s interesting to see the daily fluctuations, such as the day after leg day or the morning after a big carb feed.  I only record my weight once a week though and I was pleased to see a 1lb loss yesterday.  That is a total of 7lb in the last 40 days whilst eating at only a moderate deficit – around 1900 on training days, 2200 on rest days.  I’m still eating high fat but since I have added in soaked white rice on training days, my carbs are slightly higher now – 100-130g on training days, 20-70g on rest days.  Over the course of a week, they look like this…

I’ve eaten some epic meals this week to contribute to those macros but the absolute best meal has to be the one I ate last weekend whilst visiting my beautiful mum. She took us all out for lunch and I ended up eating a 20oz megasaurus steak!

My plate was pretty much cleared…

I made sure to leave enough room for dessert too :-D

Thank you mum for a delicious meal, you’re amazing!

The epic meals have definitely fuelled some awesome workouts this week. I’m hitting 102.5kg for reps on deadlifts again – woohoo!  I’m starting to see some real definition in my upper body now…

Shame the second picture is so blurry as I think my arm and shoulder is looking great!

With my new found confidence due to leaning out, I also wore my old Nike running tights to the gym yesterday. Never before have I or would I have worn them to the gym as they show up every lump and bump but I think my lower half looks pretty strong and solid…

The next confidence test will be to train lower body in them – eek!

I’ll be spending my weekend mostly relaxing, reading, taking a walk along the beach and hitting the gym for squats and deadlifts.

What plans do you have?

11 responses to “Weekly Round Up”

  1. Angie says:

    Great post Jo, can I ask what other carb sources you eat ?

    Angie x

    • Just a Girl says:

      Hi Angie, thanks for the comment. My carb sources are: starchy carbs – white rice, white or sweet potatoes, occasionally other root veg such as carrots, parsnips and squashes. Other carb sources are: veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes; full fat milk or Greek yoghurt. And that’s about it :)


  2. Ffion says:

    Well done on the loss, you have me cravng steak now! You should wear the tights more often, you definitely rock them!

  3. Ffion says:

    Well done on the loss, you have me cravng steak now! You should wear the tights more often, you definitely rock them!

  4. Sabrina says:

    Nice post looks so good , you should try my protein muffins once there pretty good , just posted a recipe here http://www.fawaks.com/protein-powder-muffin-recipe/

  5. Gerald Smith says:

    Well done on your training goals. It’s nice to see that you enjoy your training with out getting to obsessed with your eating so that you can enjoy the odd Sundae.

    Also well done for losing another 1lb. I really love your blog, and I love that you strength train too look good, unlike most women who think that if you do weight training you get big!

  6. Fiona Jesse Giffords says:

    Sometimes only losing weight is not important, you have to build some muscles or strength your muscles as during loss of weight or diet process the body uses your muscle for compensating. So always do regular exercises which will make your muscle strong and more flexible.

  7. Danielle says:

    I have just come across your blog, what an inspiring journey! I am just embarking on my weight loss journey and planning to become fitter and healthier over all. Its nice to see someone who has already done this and doing well on the other side! Keep up the good work!

  8. Dane says:

    Great Post. Great Results so well done!

    And now that has made me hungry!

  9. Lopbandet says:

    Wow! You are so amazing! I never imagined myself eating that super steak and still reduce my weight. I really like your perseverance. I wish I can be like you.

  10. Buy Muscle Factor X says:

    whats the name of the dessert? it looks yum..

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