Week 7 Progress

Hi Guys!

This week has seen only a tiny change on the scale, I'm guessing it's due to having my period this week so my water retention will probably be higher than usual by around 3-5lbs. I do feel like I'm tightening up all over so I'm not too worried about the lack of weight loss this week.

Training and food intake has been the same as the last couple of weeks with AM cardio on around 4 days of the week and PM weight training with extra cardio in the evening.

Not much to report this week as it's been a pretty quiet one, however I have been researching photographers and have chosen one to work with...yipeee! After lots of research, the photographer I've chosen is Paul Aiken who is an international photographer from the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. He is now working in Dubai and specializes in Sports and fitness.  I'll be meeting with him over the next couple of weeks to discuss more about the shoot and get to know each other more. The photoshoot date is set for Monday 27th November so I have exactly 5 weeks and 1 day to go! (EEK!)

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For the next 1-2 weeks, I'm reducing my calories by another 100 taking me down to 1400. My macros on the 'Myfitnesspal' App look like this...

I'm keeping protein at just over 1.1g per lb of body weight which equates to 40% of my overalldaily calories. This is to ensure I can still build, repair and retain lean muscle over the next 5 weeks.

I've reduced carbohydrates to from 131g to 123g which is 35% of my overall calories. I did think about reducing them more and increasing the fat slightly however, I need to ensure that I have enough energy for my workouts.

Fat, as you can see has dropped to 39g per day (25%).

 

I'll be measuring my progress over the next week with weight and energy levels to ensure I'm not dropping weight too quickly and to ensure I still have energy to perform the workouts.

 

Last night, my hubby and I decided to do a meal prep for the week to make it easier and quicker to work out macros and have a structured plan for the week. It all started well until we realized the tupperware we had was either too bog or too small for individual meals so we decided to stick all the separate foods together. I've written a meal plan for he week so we will be weighing everything out as we go. It's nice to know all our meals are cooked for the next few days so we don't need to cook.

We made:

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  • Teriyaki Salmon
  • Teriyaki white fish
  • Pesto chicken
  • Oven roasted Zucchini
  • Oven roasted peppers
  • Steamed Brocolli
  • Steamed Green beans
  • Mashed Sweet potato

 

We also found some pre-cooked rice on offer for super cheap at the supermarket so we will be alternating this with the sweet potato as our carb source.

To be totally honest, cooking all this food was a bit of a pain and took around an hour and 30 minutes as our oven is fairly small but we got there in the end.

 

Here's the progress from week one to today...

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Don't forget to keep up with my daily workouts, nutrition, motivation and progress on my instagram 'Jen_dubai_pt'.

Until next week....fingers crossed we start to see some more definition!

 

x Jen x