So in the last week I have finally seen huge results by putting in the…. erm…. hungry hours.
I got back from Knysna and was, for me, fat. 82.3kg for me is overweight, and I could see it in pictures and felt it running, especially. It was a combination of lots of swimming (I pick up muscle quickly), bad eating habits and stress.
I made the decision to do some homework, and worked out a plan to eat healthy, whole foods, based on a calorie count of 2300 calories a day, total. Cut out a lot of sugar, all wheat, all milk and generally made the decision to tell myself to take 2 cups of HTFU and be hungry for a while. I started doing more regular cycling as well.
6 weeks later, 75.7kg and almost 7kg lighter, I feel much better, healthier, and have dealt well with the hunger. I can even feel the difference in the pool.
In the past, I have used fat burners (eek! I know I know) and other products to help me along, but this time I went clean, and focused on taking lots of anti oxidants and got enough sleep.
Whats my goal?
I want to get to around 73kg, as there is definitely still room for improvement, and apparently, according to good mate Robin 800g = 10 watts on the bike saved. With Epic in the distance, and around 20km of vertical ascent, for me to be 72kg vs even 80kg, that’s 100watts less I have to put out per pedal stroke for 1000km in the African sun.
Thats how Bradley Wiggins did it – so I can do it too. I want it THAT badly.