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    mealprepping and muscledefinition

    Dear darebee community!

    I managed to build up a training routine since the beginning of 2019 (5 times a week) and I've build some muscles. The thing is: they're still hidden under some fat. So yes it's true: Success in terms of looks and performance is dependent on nutrition for at least 70% (and 30% on training).

    You know the game: I was on holidays, ate lots of stuff. Well, to be honest, I ate "exceptional" for the last 4 years HAHA; sweets every day, not too unhealthy but not really healthy either.

    Now I feel the urge to give my nutrition some structure. Therefor mealprepping came to mind.

    In this log I will write about my ups and downs during my search for abs

    #2
    I always thought healthy eating comes naturally with 100% training.

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      #3
      Well yes and no. I still know how to enjoy a good italian icecream. But I've noticed an affiliation to veggies and healthy food since I train regularly too.

      Today because of a lack of creativity I made a thuna-beans salad fpr lunch and a joghurt with blueberries and crushed seeds. Sorry fellow humans for the odour.

      I think I will concentrate on minimizing snacking for now and focus on calories later. Since you can save some energy on cutting out the snacks too.
      But first of all I try to listen to my body.

      Training will consist of approx. 40 min run or restday.

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        #4
        So in the end of the day I ran for an hour (I couldn't resist) and tracked my cals (also couldn't resist). But I definitly need to be careful not to overdo this out of initial motivation.

        For dinner I ate an egg-cheese omelett with tomato-cucumber salad and some corn waffles. Feeling full and satisfied. Note: I am a huge vinegar fan indeed.

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          #5
          All the best for your journey! Keep up the good work!

          BTW: I'm moving this thread to our Checking-In section, seems more Fitting

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            #6
            What I learned yesterday:
            First: There has to be a proper dinner for me. Otherwise I just continue snacking and never feel satisfied.
            Second: Drinking water helps when a snack craving is on its way.

            Today intervalltraining via running. Gonna be my first time within the "polar halfmarathon programm", I am excited how it's going to be.

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              #7
              So the HIIT training was tough. Interesting: I noticed a smaller appetite than usual after a training session.

              Today "gravity", "leg shred" and "homemade abs" workouts.

              Mealprepping not so much because I have time to cook fresh.

              I managed to avoid sweets. Better for the teeth anyway

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                #8
                Plenty of unhealthy food and alkohol this weekend because of celebrations. no sports.
                I see this as an opportunity to refuel and I can already feel the itch for a good run tonight.

                I lost 1 kg within the last month (despite holidays!!). I focused on listening to my body and tried to eat only when I was hungry. Didn't work out all the time (man, I can be greedy for food), but it gets better.

                And I weigh myself only occasionaly. I use the mirror and my fitnesslevel as references instead.

                Have a good week dear darebees!

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                  #9
                  the shield and gentleman workout kicked my ass today. had to take several brakes, but I finished them (or they me).

                  Had a stiff calcaneal tendon from running, but managed to massage it away. All stiffness is gone, whoopwhoop!

                  Noticed a lack of motivation for mealprepping. I therefore will focus on the crucial timeframe between 4pm to 8pm. That's when I have the habit of snacking. Prep smth for tomorrow I must.

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                    #10
                    Push up party+
                    Ring-Rowing+
                    hello, abs

                    = sweat

                    I must declare, I prepped my dinner yesterday. But afterwards I wasstill hungry, although it was a balanced meal (brown rice, teriyaki chicken and green salad). My body knows apparently exactly, when there's a caloric deficite. And so I ate some more. I guess there is no way but learning to be a little hungry once in a while

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                      #11
                      I had no motivation at all for training the last 3 days.
                      What made things worse is that I abused food for emotional comfort. That is something I tend to do unfortunately and probably the main reason for my non-appearance of abs.

                      What strategies do you girls have when everything seems to be unattractive to do?

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                        #12
                        Ok yesterday I had to. Run.
                        I lost 400 ckal and found them afterwards in form of chocolate and co. Mealprepping didn't help. Maybe I should rename this thread......

                        Nevertheless I felt much better compared to the days before and have to admit once more: I need sport to be happy, even if I don't wanna do it.

                        Today some strength training. Have not decided what exactly. Wish me well.

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                          #13
                          Hi Stholz
                          My strategy to avoid resting on my couch is to not think... just do it (that reminds me of something, but what... ).
                          So I tend to do things in a very mechanical way : I put the mat on the floor and start to exercise... and the rest of the work out just follows through.

                          You only do workouts right ? No programs ? I think it might help you as well to follow a program, I guess we're prone to "obey" when the program tells us to do this and that on this very day.

                          As for the ingestion of calories, well I could give you some advice, but they're not really working on me, so I guess it's a bit pointless

                          Come on, you've had a great start, keep on rockin' it !!

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                            #14
                            I have my food pattern in place but are not too focussed on kcals. Since last week I started to log my food intake. I try to drink as much tea and water as possible and eat a lot of vegetables and not too much carbohydrates. I try to cut down on my snacks but buying ice-creams and cookies is something I should avoid. When I take chocolate it must be at least 85% cacao. The bitterness of pure cacao reminds me to not over eat. Sweats and cookies I have replaced with dried and fresh fruits, these are also full of sugar but at least a bit more natural.

                            When I have cravings then I try to eat a boiled egg or a vegetable snack. Last weekend I had a party and drunk too much alcohol, having fun is part of life. It's hard but with consistent training and controlled food intake you get results overtime.

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                              #15
                              Stholz Welcome to the hive! I have to say awesome work Can't wait to see the rest of your journey

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