Despite the fact that it was week four of the program, it was week one of 4x workouts per week. The switch now has me doing two upper body days and two lower body days. Here is a break down of my week four reflections.
This week was a little more taxing than I thought it would be. Here are my week four reflections in regards to training:
My week four reflections on diet were pretty interesting. The first half of the week saw my weight remain steady. I thought for sure it was going to stay that way all week.
I was wrong.
The second half of the week shocked me. On Wednesday I weighed in at 179.6 which is around what I’ve been. On Thursday the scale showed me 177.6lbs. I thought it was a fluke. I thought for sure when I weighed myself on Friday it would be right back up to 179.
On Friday I was even lower at 176.8lbs. Saturday rolled on and I was a little higher, but still 177.6lbs.
This is exactly why I preach consistency and patience when you work with me. It took me a week and a half of hitting the same macros every single day for me to see any sort of change.
Had I not seen any changes at all I probably would’ve lowered the macros for week five. Since I started seeing movement I’ll probably stick here (180c/70f/170p) one more week.
Of all the week four reflections I have, unfortunately this one is the worst.
Stress levels were at an all time high. This week was pretty bad if I’m being completely honest. The race to find a job before October is in full swing. It’s all I think about and it leaves me exhausted. I do a good job of hiding it when I’m in public, but the struggle is real. Thankfully I didn’t let it get in the way of my workouts.
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Exhaustion. I am so tired every single day. When I’m not around people I’m stuck in my own head. It leads to me feeling tired all the time even when I get proper rest.
Another week of good sleep. This is what makes my exhaustion even more frustrating. It sucks to get 8+ hours of sleep per night, but yet still feel so tired throughout the day.
Usually I’m pretty harsh on myself. I’ve definitely got some work to do on carving out my midsection, but that’s all diet related. Personally I see some positive changes in these pictures. I see more muscle definition in my shoulders, chest, and back. It looks, ever so slightly, that my stomach is a little smaller despite remaining around the same weight. Pictures on the left are all from July 20. Pictures on the right are all from August 10.
Some areas went down and other areas stayed the same. Here are my measurements for the week:
On Sunday I was able to see the programming for week five and got exhausted looking at it. This week is going to be tough. The finishing circuits look 10x more brutal this week than they did last.
I’m really hoping my stress levels subside a bit because I’m sick of feeling exhausted. I just need to take it one day at a time, one workout at a time, one exercise at a time.
As always if you’ve got questions let me know! Happy to cover anything you’re curious about that I may not have talked about here.
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