But first, I finally got my hair done today for the first time since October!!!! I have an amazing hair stylist named Danna. If you are ever in town, come on by to see her. Her daughter does nails. It's best to make an appointment but you can drop in. I usually drop in and make an appointment because Danna and Mekayla always make me smile. Their salon is called HairHouse and Nail Saloon.
Maybe I can stop wearing a ball cap for awhile now.
After I took my progress pictures in the App, I didn't even look at them. I binged out out PB fit peanut butter powder and chocolate chips. Who ever said I was perfect at my nutrition plan?? NOT!
I measured out them out and here are my macros after I was done:
Haha, not bad! Now to save the day. The chocolate chips brought my carbs up for sure! I had run out of the stevia sweetened chips so these were the full sugar octane.
I had gotten up early and did the spin bike for 20 minutes before my hair appointment, Then came home and took my progress pictures which always stesses me out.
First, I had a healthy lunch and met with the professor online and did a bunch of homework and had more meetings.
Then I looked at my pictures and binged out on PB fit powder and chocolate chips, it was so good, but I needed a lot of water after all that sodium and my tummy is now pretty bloated.
Here's my pictures:
I back tracked to the last set in October when I last had my hair done. There is a difference in my pictures. It's very subtle but mainly it's around my waist and butt, there are some muscle lines coming in along the sides of my back, and the center divide is deeper. I am smaller, I can see it. My jeans are fitting better.
I've mainly lost body fat, and I've been toning up with just a few exercises that I can do, limited by my shoulder and back issues, but I'm doing what I can. It's boring as all heck and I do 5 sets of everything now that I built up a little endurance.
Don't let anyone say you can't do this when we get old and our bones degenerate. Yes, it's harder. It's hard to ward away depression. It's hard to keep going when many things hurt and some days it hurts to walk because of my sciatic nerve. Some nights my sore shoulder keeps me from sleeping as well. But I refuse to give up.
I don't have more energy. I'm tired. But I refuse to give up. Someone said I have more energy than other 60 year olds they know, but that isn't true, I'm tired too. They just see that I keep doing things, but it doesn't mean I'm not pushing through being tired and feeling old.
But it is possible that my consistency with workouts and nutrition gives me at least enough energy to not give up. I take my vitamins, fish oil that I talked about in my last couple of posts that help my joints and keeping body fat off my belly, and I take my greens and everything else and it all adds up to help. If you ever want to know more, all you have to do is ask.
Still, no matter what supplements you take that do certainly give you a slight edge, it won't show unless your calories and protein are right. Just like your workouts won't show unless your calories and protein are right. If you need help with that, just let me know.
Being impatient and eating calories and protein too much lower than your TDEE doesn't really help you either, especially when the crash comes. If you want results, it's that boring, patient, not very shiny and new, just a slight caloire deficit under TDEE with at least 1g of protein per goal body weight. It does not matter what type of diet you are on, if the numbers add up to that and you do it consistently for 90 days you will win.
Oh and you can't just log the food that way and WIN. You must actually make what goes in your mouth match the plan. Otherwise, you'll say the plan didn't work, when the reality is you ate bites of this or that in weak moments that you forgot about, or you didn't measure it out. You can't wing it and win consistently either.
The plan works, if you really do the plan.
That is all!!!
Happy Saturday night. I have chores to do, weights to lift, and the rest of my spin bike to get in now!!!!!!!!