Day 5When I started my 30 day exercise program, I wasn’t completely sure how many calories I would need to consume but I knew as long as they were healthy calories and I was being extreme in my food choices, I wasn’t going to worry too much about it.  I think the chances of gaining fat while eating all super foods, hitting 2 high impact cardio sessions and lifting free weights in between (on most days) are slim to none.  Diet has been the best part for sure, as I feel like eating more right now is still going to result in fat loss and the only consequence might be that I actually add some lean muscle.

Possible?  I’m not entirely sure and finding this out is what this month is all about.  I do know, however, that I ate more calories yesterday than I had all year and it was strange to step on the scale this morning and see a new record low!  It was actually sheer excitement and the first real sign that this is working.  I’ll likely shoot for a few more calories today.  If I can burn fat and add muscle, now’s the time!

My meal patterns will be a bit different today through Friday.  My wife started her new job and I’m on vacation watching the kids so I can’t hit the first cardio until about 1pm.  That means I’ll wait until she gets home after 5pm, to lift weights and then I’ll head back up around 10pm for my final cardio workout.  I prefer to hit the weights earlier and spend those hours consuming post-workout protein, but you do what you have to…

Here’s the meals for today:

June 5: weight: 163.2
Macrobolic MRP Meal Replacement – 350 Calories, 32 Protein, 39 Carbs, 7 Fat
Sublime Whey (2 scoops ) – 246 Calories, 56 Protein, 10 Carbs, 2 Fat
1/4 cup oatmeal – 75 Calories, 2.5 Protein, 13.5 Carbs, 1.5 Fat
Tuna (12oz) – 250 Calories, 55 Protein, 0 Carbs, 2.5 Fat
Level 1 Protein (1 scoop) – 140 Calories, 24 Protein, 4 Carbs, 3 Fat
Udo’s Oil (1Tbsp) – 120 Calories, 14G Fat
Phormula 1 Protein (1 scoop) – 96 Calories, 23 Protein, 1 Carb, 0 Fat
Ignition (1/2 scoop) – 92 Calories, 23 Carbs
free weights
Ignition (1/2 scoop) – 92 Calories, 23 Carbs
Phormula 1 Protein (2 scoops) – 192 Calories, 46 Protein, 2 Carbs, 0 Fat
Brown Rice (125 grams) – 230 Calories, 5 Protein, 44 Carbs, 4 Fat
Chicken Breasts (2 Hillshire Farms) – 240 Calories, 38 Protein, 6 Carbs, 3 Fat
Pork Chop (4oz) – 120 Calories, 22 Protein, 0 Carbs, 3 Fat
PictSweet Green Beans (4oz) – 37 Calories, 1 Protein, 6 Carbs, 0 Fat 
1/4 cup oatmeal – 75 Calories, 2.5 Protein, 13.5 Carbs, 1.5 Fat 

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