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Cut Update During Lockdown

*Cut update*: 8 weeks in, down about 6 lbs (checking measurements this weekend), starting to see core again, clothes fitting a tiny bit better, getting great sleep, staying hydrated, still lifting @ home & minimal cardio besides steps.
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(PS: I’ve “earned” my right to diet by NOT being in a deficit year round! I was at maintenance most of the year & then a surplus from nov-feb).
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I started my calorie deficit on February 17th.
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🚫I have NOT been perfect, girrrrlll please 😅
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The first 4 weeks were a blur of trying to get back into a deficit routine & figuring out my game plan.
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A damn global pandemic happened a few weeks after I started.
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🍸🍸🍸There were a few days of despair, stress eating & lots of drinks & just not giving AF, to be honest.
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It’s important to feel all the feels.
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But we can’t stay there.
We work through it.
We DECIDE who we want to become.
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Things to remember:
1️⃣Keep calories & macros as high as possible when starting a deficit!
-this helps prevent getting burnt out/Over eating
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2️⃣Lift weights or use resistance bands or killer body weight exercises to keep muscle maintenance.
-This is HELLA important for keeping metabolism high.
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3️⃣GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME.
-you’re going to give in every once in a while. It’s OKAY. We’re not perfect. Just keep showing up day after day after day.
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This current body is the accumulation of the last 3+ years of choices: good, bad & the setbacks.
💕Nowhere where I want to be but proud of where I am.
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👉🏻The point isn’t to reach some “goal”,
it’s to continually show up month after month & reinforce the positive habits of BEING someone who cares about their nutrition & movement.
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Leave any questions about macros, reverse dieting, maintenance calories or surplus below!
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