Hey Guys and Dolls,
Happy New Year! I hope we all have a Prosperous and healthy New Year ahead of us.
As most of you will be aware I had been Bulking since end of May 2014 and finished that end of December 2014, and starting the New Year on a cut!
So I started my cut on the 1st January 2015, and it hasn’t been as easy as I hoped, even when I just cut calories by 200 calories (25g Carbs) I somehow started to feel hungry, I don’t know maybe I’m just greedy, because I am still eating a lot of food (2590 calories 350 Carbs, 140 Protein, 70 fat)! I have now incorporated 3 Cardio sessions as well as starting Bret Contreras’ Strong Curves again; I need to retain the booty gains haha! I started bulk at 132llbs and I ended it at 146llbs. In my first week of cut I have dropped 3llbs, I'm sure most of this is water weight, but I am sort of aiming to lose as little as possible a week (1 llb a week is the aim).
In all honesty, it hasn’t been that bad, I just think I needed that initial week to adjust, which I have now and I actually feel like I am still eating tones. The reason why I have not gone straight into a deficit is because firstly I want to retain the strength gains I have built up over the past few months and secondly I don’t want to lose muscle gained. I have about 16 weeks in which I can cut, so I am definitely not in a rush to cut the fat I have gained over the past 7 months, slow and steady wins this race.
Overall I am happy with how my first bulk has gone, however just like Oliver Twist I want more, and will be doing a second bulk around winter time, and possibly going to hire a coach from Major Gainz Fitness called Kait Cavers to help me along. She has had the most amazing fitness journey and she inspires me! You should look her up on Instagram. I’m very excited about my second bulk and I will aim to gain at least 20 pounds as against the 14 pounds I gained during this first bulk! It is weird that I’m speaking of weight gain right? But let me tell you this, a lot of us women and men work our butts off doing cardio in the gym and having restricted diets in the hope to GAIN MASS- this is not possible! All that is going to do is burn fat AND muscle indiscriminately and that booty, or the ripped abs you are longing for will just continue to evade you. To build muscle you need to eat at a SURPLUS of your maintenance as well as lift heavy weights. I didn’t do cardio for the whole 7 months and I have had some amazing gains, now to use the next 16 weeks to cut the fat I gained during the process so the muscles can pop!
As I mentioned in my previous post I am now working with people to help them achieve their fitness goals. Congrats to the three winners who won 3 months free consultation with me. If you have enquiries about coaching please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check out my IG: @B_FITTIE for progress pictures