I’m about 11 weeks into my offseason and had really been feeling lost. There were a few things contributing to this and since I was tired of not taking action, last week I made some help changes. I thought I’d openly discuss the issues and how I went about fixing them in hopes that this can help other competitors and/or individuals trying to make healthier life choices.
ISSUE 1: I am eating way too many cheat meals! Yes, I said it. No, I can’t stay lean if I’m eating bowls of granola and chocolate chips every single night. More than anything, I just feel gross afterwards and it isn’t worth it.
HOW TO FIX: I am going to allow myself 2 weekly cheat meals. Wednesdays and Sundays.
ISSUE 2: My workouts are so scattered and unplanned!
HOW TO FIX: I have set a brand new workout schedule based on what body parts need improvement. Here it is:
Tuesday: Glutes (rep range 6-10)
Friday: Legs (rep range 15-20)
Sunday: Glutes and Hamstrings (rep range 10-15)
ISSUE 3: I basically only do cardio when I feel like it. I’m getting way too lazy.
HOW TO FIX: I promised myself that I have to do 2 sessions of HIIT and 2 sessions of steady state cardio. I can decide which days to do them on, but 4 sessions need to happen each week until my coach tells me to reduce it.
ISSUE 4: I’ve been eating the same foods over and over. I’m bored, and because of this I sometimes skip meals or eat off my diet.
HOW TO FIX: I have revamped my diet! I have switched up my protein, carb, and fat sources. I am eating a variety of vegetables and have also found new ways to cook my food. A little bit of imagination will go a long way.
These few changes within the past week have helped me tremendously! I actually feel like I have a solid plan in place to stay on track during the offseason in order to make gains and stay in shape.
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