This really is an EXTREME program. Five rounds of five days. Each day has a different approach. A Fast Day, Shake Only Day, Cheat Day, Protein Only and Moderate Carb (5 days – see!) The Cheat Day – well that’s pretty easy where the Fast Day flat our sucks, at least I think it will but I’m only a few hours into it.
The workouts are pretty tough too, at least the quantity is. Each day has a set of workouts designed for the type of food day it is. There is a “main” workout then optional targeted workouts – yes twice a day for 25 days.
What’s the point you ask? Well I’m trying to get super lean before my 44th birthday in April. It will take extreme measures to see a 6 pack. This lofty of a goal requires some hard work on my end and this seemed the easiest since it’s the shortest.
My plan is to follow the diet exactly but instead of the XFLD workouts i’m continuing with the Turbulence Training workouts using the “Depletion” series. Craig designed these workouts to work specifically with XFLD and I don’t have to workout twice a day which would never happen. I’ve had XFLD since early 2011 and only discovered the TT workouts to go with it. Craig is adamant about taking a break every 3 days, I kike his style. I was scared off of XFLD mostly due to not being able to commit to the workouts.
I only have 10 pounds to lose scale wise but I don’t know what it will take to see “abs”.
Anyway here I go….
Day 1 – Cheat Day (easy). I pretty much ate what I wanted with no alcohol. We went to The Best Little Roadhouse and I filled up on the yeast rolls and baked sweet potato – YUM! I had spent the 2 days prior to my official start date re-feeding as well.
TT Depletion Workout A done and done well
Day 2 – FAST Day – So my only food for the day is BCAA Matrix from BioTrust. Fifty Five of them, yep that’s how many I need to take to avoid muscle loss. GO ME!!
Fast day was successful on my part in that I didn’t eat anything from dinner on Sunday night through 6:30 am on Tuesday morning. I can honestly say it’s the longest I’ve ever been without food unless you count a couple of bad breakups but I think they involved wine so they don’t really count. I did cheat a little and went to bed 2 hours early.
TT Depletion Workout B included optional intervals using the spinning bike
Day 3 – Shake Day – Today I get to drink protein shakes all day LONG. Which is a major improvement over eating nothing like I did yesterday. Why can’t my shakes taste like Blenders in the Grass or Jamba Juice?? I guess if I used sherbert I’d get it a little closer – humph!!
6:30 am – 1/2 orange, 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1 scoop of Low Carb protein powder
10:00 am – 3 strawberries, a banana, 1 scoop Low Carb protein powder and 3/4 cup of coconut milk with 1 table spoon of unsweetened coconut flakes
2:00 pm – Low Carb protein powder, coconut milk & frozen berries
6:00 pm – Low Carb Protein powder, strawberries, cottage cheese & coconut milk with a table spoon of PB on the side
8:30 pm – Low Carb protein powder, peaches, pineapple, cottage cheese, coconut milk & a table spoon of PB on the side
So I ate too many calories for the day and not in the right combo, I kind of suck at food combining. Bonus though – I realized I can make my shakes thick and eat them with a spoon, this way I feel like I’m “eating” and I don’t splash shake all over my face when it inevitably “splops” on me.
TT Depletion Workout C. I had an increase in weights today – yay!! But dang am I SORE, SORE, SORE!!!
Day 4 – Moderate Carb Day. I’m SO sore. I can’t recall DOMS like this in the past that just went on and on. That being said I took this morning off from working out. Hoping I can pull a quick one tonight after I get dinner started.
11:00 am – 5.5 oz ground beef (taco flavored) over steamed sweet potato chunks, 1 cup of roasted cauliflower/broccoli mix
2:20 pm – 5.5 oz ground beef (taco flavored) over steamed sweet potato chunks, 1 cup of roasted cauliflower/broccoli mix
5:00 pm – 1 table spoon PB
7:00 pm – Chicken breast, brussel sprouts, salsa, avocado
8:30 pm – 1.5 tablespoon PB
I ate too many calories AGAIN today so I’ll have to get a handle on that.
TT Depletion Workout D with 15 minutes on the spin bike
Day 5 – Protein Only. Easy Peasy day, I LOVE meat. Eating today has been simple and effortless, using mostly leftover protein from the prior days.
11:00 am – Cottage cheese and hard boiled egg
1:30 pm – chicken breast & brussel sprouts
3:00 pm – 2 hardboiled eggs
Workout was two 4 minute finishers from TT for a total of 8 minutes. It was all bodyweight stuff, I am really too sore to lift a weight today. I “may” do the optional HIIT tonight.