As you all know, I am currently following the "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program. Per the program, my goal is to lose the fat while building on lean muscle mass. The ideology behind this program is that a higher percentage of lean muscle mass will help you become a "Fat Burning Machine".
I spent the week doing the following:
1.) Eating as clean as I possibly can.
2.) Keeping my caloric intake to approx. 1700 calories per day.
3.) Keeping my cheat meal to Saturday night only.
4.) Maintaining my workout schedule; 45-50 minute Cardio workout 4 sessions a week plus another 4 sessions of resistance training.
Was it a tough week? Of course it was! But it was soooo worth it because of my results.
Here's my 1st true set of comparative results.
For Friday, July 24, 2009:
Weight: 126.6 lbs
Body Fat %: 25.4%
Lean Muscle Mass: 94.44 lbs
Body Fat Weight: 32.16 lbs
And here's how it compares to the previous week:
Weight: Loss 1.6 lbs.
Body Fat %: Loss 1% Body Fat
Lean Muscle Mass: Increase of 0.08 lbs (Whoooo Hoooo! Yes, the goal is to increase LMM!)
Body Fat Weight: Loss 1.68 lbs
When I first stepped on the scale and saw that my weight was 126.6 lbs, I was a little worried that I had lost lean muscle mass. But after doing the necessary calculation, I was thrilled to find out that I loss Body Fat and gained Lean Muscle Mass.
I'm soooo excited! ... and this was what I needed to help motivate me along.
So, here's a start to yet another week. My very short term goal is to lose another 2% body Fat - for a goal Body Fat percentage of 23.4% by the time we head to Whistler on August 13th.
If you have any questions about the program I'm on or would like to ask questions, please feel free to do so. I'd be happy to respond.
Have a great weekend all!