Ten weeks to get lean as hell. That's the plan.
In the spring of this past year I decided I was going to get lean for the summer time. I was going to diet and train for fat loss, and be apartment complex pool ready by the time June and July hit.
There was only one problem with my plan.
I didn't do anything about it.
A plan is only good when it's executed, and I didn't execute. At all.
So here I am, the weather getting cooler, Halloween, Thanks Giving and Christmas are fast approaching, and I'm starting a diet.
Heads up, I'm the guy you don't want to hang out with during the holidays this year.
I can only imagine that the guy drinking water and eating white turkey meat and salad won't exactly be the life of the party.
To be totally truthful, Thanks Giving will be an 'off' day for me as far as the diet goes, and Christmas is the day the diet ends. So with that in mind, both holidays will be enjoyed to the max.
Besides those two days though, nutrition and training will be air tight.
The reason I'm telling you all of this is simple. I'm going to do what most people wish they could do, and I want to bring you along.
I'm going to burn as much fat as possible in 10 weeks.
I'm going to document this process here on the blog, as well as my Facebook and Instagram pages. If you don't follow those pages, be sure to check it out so you get all the stuff.
Here's the disclaimer. Just because I'm going to be lean enough to see clear abs and muscle definition by Christmas doesn't necessarily mean you will be (Actually, I may not be either. The body has it's own agenda when it comes to fat loss). You may need more time. You may need less time.
I started my plan about a week ago, and the above picture is a current shot of me, one week in.
To be honest, that picture has me under ideal lighting, and was taken following an ab workout. It isn't an accurate representation of what I look like walking around on a day to day basis.
I appear to be leaner in this picture than I do in general, which is probably why it's on display in this blog post ;)
Whether you have a longer way to go than I do, or you're almost there, I encourage you to join me in this 10 week fat loss assault.
Here is how I'm kicking things off.
I'm getting things started with a sound training plan. I'll be lifting 4-5 times per week, rotating through a push/pull/legs training split. I'll get into more detail on that later.
I'll be doing slow steady state cardio 2-3 times per week, and these sessions will happen either after my lifting workouts, or on separate days. It doesn't matter, as long as I get at least two per week (for now).
As for nutrition, I started simple.
Like I mentioned, I began this trek one week ago. All I've done so far is cut out the garbage. I reduced alcohol intake (I still have a few whiskeys on Saturday evening), cut out mindless snacking and food that is obviously considered 'junk'.
This has yielded some nice progress already. I'm down about 3-4 lbs on the scale. Most of this is probably water weight, but it's a good sign.
I start tracking my calorie and macronutrient (protein, carbs and fat) intake today.
The goal is to eat as much as I can while still losing fat. This ensures that I have wiggle room later on when things start to slow down.
Both training and nutrition are subject to change as we move through the plan. Being nimble is the name of the game when it comes to burning fat.
That's it for now. I'll jump into a more detailed description of my training and nutrition as we go along.
Be sure to follow my Instagram and Facebook page so you don't miss the info.
Now it's your turn. Do you want to get lean by Christmas? Do you want to hammer down and attack 10 solid weeks of fat loss?
If so, comment below saying "I'm in". If you're in, I'll bring you along for the ride, plus you can help keep me accountable as well.
It's going to be a great one.
Have an amazing day.
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