Siegels's Journal, 08 March 2018

3 pounds of fat and 5 pounds of muscle to go.

I'm 53, and probably have around 10% body fat. I'd prefer 5%. The biggest challenge for me has always been putting on muscle. At 46 I was training hard for an hour a day, taking protein supplements, and was in the best shape of my life, even compared to being very fit in my teens and twenties. These last 8 years have seen some major changes in my life, my stressors, my behavior, and therefore body.

I'm hoping I can get close to where I was at 46, without the constant hunger, the extra intensity, the constant muscle aches and the extra time training. When I say it that way it doesn't seem all that likely, or reasonable.

I guess life is about choices. Sounds like I'm choosing to be 10% fat, less muscular, and perhaps a bit more balanced.

OK, good luck to everyone today. May you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
143.0 lb Lost so far: 4.0 lb.    Still to go: 1.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 March 2018:
1778 kcal Fat: 70.83g | Prot: 153.21g | Carb: 136.35g.   Breakfast: Costco Blueberry Muffin, Kroger CARBmaster Vanilla Milk, Bacon, Egg White. Lunch: Beef Brisket (Whole, Lean Only). Dinner: Chili Con Carne with Beans, Cauliflower Rice, Trader Joe's Veggies & Greens Salad Kit. Snacks/Other: Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe High Protein Bar (Small), MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Ripped, Peach. more...
2266 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bike Machine (Cycling) - 46 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 2 hours, Resting - 14 hours and 14 minutes. more...
on diet Siegels's own diet   losing 1.4 lb a week

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Those types of fat percentages are for people who are professional athletes. If you are truly 10% fat, I'd recommend focusing on muscle growth and tone. I'd recommend getting a body comp test done at a place like dexa fit or another company. That way you will more accurately know what your fat mass and lean mass is. Resistance training is the best thing you can do for muscle growth. Good luck with your goals (: 
08 Mar 18 by member: CoachKitty


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