Ugh. This is already too much.

So I woke up this morning super excited about starting my cut, I guess I had this idea in my head that it was going to be super easy and fun; I mean how hard can counting macros really be? Well… fast forward like an hour and I was already on the phone with my husband almost in tears. My breakfast and lunch alone, which let me just add was a fruit smoothie (1 banana, BCAAS, 1 cup fruit & 1 cup almond milk), a granny smith apple, a natures valley peanut butter bar and 1 cup of my homemade Vegan chili HOW THE HECK was I already at 144g of carbs?! I’m suppose to only eat 177g of carbs a day, so cool… I had like 33g of carbs left for dinner. My first response…I’m going to die of starvation.

Side note, I’m using My Fitness Pal but only to track, I’m not listening to what it says needs to be my caloric intake or macros.

It was then that I had my breakdown (lol dramatic I know). Honestly, being Vegan a lot of our diet is comprised of carbs. Yes, fruits and veggies do have carbs in them lol. So I decided, that’s it, 1 hour in.. I’m done. But what else are husbands good for than picking you up off the floor (or bed) when you’re having a mental breakdown. Let’s just add that I’m not usually this emotional; it’s almost that time of the month.

He reassured me (he’s in the fitness industry) that we would figure this out together. Without getting all technical and blah blah blah, I got over myself and decided that if I gave up THIS easily well then how the heck would I ever last pushing myself that much more physically. Macros are JUST numbers. Yes numbers that you should (somewhat) follow and track daily but my life isn’t over just because I don’t stay within them and let’s be real Kaitlin, you’re not doing a show.

That being said, for the next month (give or take, probably for the next few weeks) I’m going to track my macros just so I have an idea of where I’m at, incorporate HIIT training into my workouts and see where that takes me. Currently I’m eating at the peak of my caloric intake meaning I’m consuming just the right amount of everything to not gain weight.

Pray for me, and my sanity haha and let’s see where we are at on Friday!

 

My first ever cut…

On Monday, March 20 I will be starting my first ever cut. Not necessarily with any goal in mind or for any particular reason other than Summer being around the corner and I want to see how far I can push my body and with that the results I can achieve.

I’ll be doing weekly checkins with my updated body comps, marcos (if any changes), weigh ins, my work outs and how I’m feeling mentally and physically.

I do have a end date in mind but that being said if I do reach my goal before hand I will shift everything into more of a ‘maintenance’ mode.

Starting this Friday (week 1) i’ll be uploading all my meal prep, workouts and updated stats! I will be going to the gym 5 days a week and working HIIT training into 2-3 of those days and I spend roughly 60 minutes at the gym.

Beginning weigh ins & macros

I’m 5’0, female (obviously), 26 years old and weigh 123 pounds (with clothes on).

My starting macros are: protein 101 grams, fat 52 grams, carbs 176 grams, fibre 18 grams. 

I calculated my macros at this website H E R E but with that being said I may use Layne Norton’s website. It’s $10 a month and you have access to honestly THE BEST information, not only in regards to macros but everything fitness related. I’ll link his website H E R E and the link to Avatar Nutrition H E R E. Another reason why I love this website so much is that it when signing up it gives you the option to choose that your vegan and everything is adjusted to us plant based humans!

I’ll talk to ya’ll in my next post!