4-Week Shred

4 Week Shred – Day 4 (rest day)

4 Week Shred – Day 4 (rest day)

    Today is a rest day, yay!  With my daughter feeling much better (thank goodness for the nebulizer and breathing treatments) I feel like I can really take a minute to focus on getting my meals more structured and normal again. Typically I will prep food 1-2 times a week.  I almost always prep on Sunday and then mid-week (usually on my rest day) I will re-assess and see if I need to co ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Day 3 (Chest/Triceps/Shoulders)

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  Day 3 Today was another rough day with my daughter being sick, and although I haven't been a prime example the past couple days of eating whole foods every 3-4 hours (what I usually aim for and see the best results with), I am hoping that this can be a way to at least show you guys how I adjust and respond when things don't go as planned. This morning my 5-year old was begging for me to mak ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Day 2 (Legs)

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  Day 2 Today was a rough day for me and so I am going to use today as an example showing you guys how I am flexible during this program with myself.  My daughter was really sick last night and in 24 hours has thrown up over 30 times.  I already had a doctor's appointment planned for myself (follow up appointment from my surgery last month), and then I unexpectedly was at the pediatrician's o ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Day 1 (Progress Pictures, Workouts & Meals)

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Day 1 I spent a good bit of time last night putting together my meals on paper and in MyFitnessPal.  The downside of tracking all your macros is that it is quite time consuming.  Yes, it works great, but it's another reason why I don't enjoy counting macros (IIFYM) year round because it can become obsessive.  For 3-5 weeks though I don't mind doing it and it definitely does work.  This is what it ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Week 1 Nutrition Overview

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  This post is going to be an overview of how I structure my nutrition when I am trying to lean down.  Then I will do updates throughout each of the weeks that show you meal plans, and daily pictures of what the numbers below look like when put into meals. Typically when I am in maintenance mode I will aim to keep my calories at 14-15 times my current body weight.  For me, 155 is usually my m ...[Read More]

4-Week Shred – Training Overview

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    I wanted to briefly write a post talking about a general overview of the training portion of this program.  In this post here I talk about the nutrition overview and following your nutrition very closely is going to be the most important part of the program and where you will see the biggest results from if you follow the plan. The  weight training workouts are going to follow a 3-da ...[Read More]