This week’s pics were taken the morning after my first high calorie day of my 4th ABCDE cycle. This is how things stand 11 weeks out from my comp date. The pics were taken with no pump, but after 30 minutes of treadmill. The previous day was quite high calorie (∼4000 cals) which included 1500 calories of donuts from my favourite chain, JCos.
This week’s low calorie dieting phase has been a piece of cake compared to previous weeks where all I could think about was food and how hungry I was.
I also changed my macros considerably this week on the low calorie days. Previously, on my low calorie days I was at 50% Protein, 35% Fat and 15% Carbs. Now I shifted to 50% Protein, 40% Carbs and 10% Fat and felt all the better for it.
Both represent macros for 1700 calories. Left is before. Right is now.
Physically and mentally I have felt amazing. This could be due to the increased carbs, but I also think getting out of Australia (again) and experiencing new sights, sounds, and people probably helps. Admittedly, the gyms and food aren’t as good here, but it’s a small trade-off for the peace of mind essential for the final stages of the prep.
From here on out I really have to hammer out my posing because I find a lot of the poses difficult to hit because of my terrible inflexibility.
I have 5 more weeks here in Thailand and I plan to be ready for the show by the time I return so I can tinker, experiment and start adding some calories back in to land somewhere in the mid-high 70kg mark for my division.