Well look here, what have I gone and done! Binny has signed herself up for the 2016 Bodybuilding.com Transformation Challenge!!
What is the Transformation Challenge I hear you cry? Well I shall tell you…
12 weeks of clean eating and working your butt off for the chance to win $100,000
There are also 5 prizes $10,000 for people picked by the public as well as weekly challenge prizes of gym stuff (supplements, equipment, shirts etc)
You can submit your before photos from Dec 27th until Jan 10th so as soon as that email comes through my photos will be going up. I registered last year too and did great for a few first weeks but had only really just started reading up on proper nutrition and such so struggled to plan and stick to plan.
This year is going to be different. I’ve planned. And planned. And planned. I’ve ordered (and received!) all my protein powders, workout drinks, meal prep tubs etc. I’ve got my 12 week gym plan ready to go too!
I am going to start on January 1st (yes..I’m one of THOSE people…) and plod on through until April 3rd.
* Complete full 12 weeks of gym plan
* Track macros to within 5-10%
* Complete EVERY weekly challenge
* Lose weight
* Gain muscle
* Feel awesome
And that’s it. I’m not going to put any numbers on it (not right now anyway) as I’d like to just LOOK and FEEL better in my appearance rather than solely panic about a little (or not so little) number.
So I have messed around for too long. I haven’t been to the gym (bar two half hearted efforts) since October time! That’s shocking especially considering how hard I’d worked at it.
Now before it all goes down the drain I have sucked it up so I no longer need to suck it in!
I have signed up for a 100 day gym challenge/programme and guess what guys? Here I am on day 3 and I’m actually in the gym. That may not seem like that big a deal to some but it’s huge to me – it’s the biggest streak so far since I stopped coming.
I also miss iifym! Weird huh? I rejoined Slimming World in January but have yet to actually stick to it for a week! How I’ve lost anything is beyond me to be honest.
Back to tracking macros I go. I’m resetting my fitness pal and off I go. First thing on the menu – avocado and lime rice!! Get in my belly.
Coming up next – a week long meal plan to get myself in gear. I will be fit and toned for summer and I will be given my surgery!!
Gym come at me!
Hello you! Where have I been? Well that is a good question – the honest answer?
Probably head first in the fridge shovelling in cookies! Oops!
But I am in fact back and with a vengeance.
Today (technically yesterday – I’ll get to that) is a new day! New Binny! New body!
Weight – 175lb
Height – 5ft 6in
Calories – 1919
Carbs – 182g
Protein – 140g
Fats – 70g
So what’s new? Why all the numbers? Well you see, I am back to the gym after a break and back hard. And Slimming World just isn’t cutting it anymore. Why work hard at the gym learning all about your muscles and what helps etc when at the end of the day you either blow all your syns on protein shakes (that SW’ers frown upon!) Or you can scoff 15 syns of junk (which SW’ers are known to do!)
I want to eat healthy, and clean. Why can’t I eat an avocado but your weight in white rice is ok? Hmm.
So what did Binny find?
Well, originally a contest! That’s what! Bodybuilding.com in conjunction with BSN supplements are holding a 6-week bulk/shred competition with a $10,000 prize up for grabs – now that’s what I call motivation!
And it was thanks to this, and subsequently the Team Shred forum that I found IIFYM. (If It Fits Your Macros) Theory is; you have an amount of carbs, fats and proteins that reflect whether you want to lose, gain or maintain. How you eat these is up to you but ideally as clean as possible.
Well I think I may have found it. A sustainable way of eating/working out that means I can eat what I want when I want – as long as “IFYM” 😀
And my first meal of the first day off SW? Avocado!!