I decided I wanted to add some muscle to my legs so I began eating carbohydrates pre-workout and post-workout. By adding carbohydrates at these times, I ensured I would have enough energy in the gym to lift heavy and enough of the right calories to help re-build the muscle I had broken down in the weight room.
So what about now?
I was told, yes told, that I was going to be on the cover of a fitness magazine AUGUST 1st, 2011.
I was also told on June 1st, that the photo shoot had been moved up 10 DAYS, to June 21st. This left me 20 days, 4 of which I was in San Diego with friends…bummer! Taking out the Monday before and the day of…this left me 18 days to get my six pack in top shape.
Goal: Lose 3 pounds of fat by June 19th.
Workout Plan: Use FULL-BODY-LICIOUS and add another 3 days of HIIT in the mornings to my previous routine, leaving only Sunday as a full recovery day.
Nutrition: Starting the first 3 days with Xtreme Fat Loss Diet…fast, shake and moderate-carb day, followed by The Deadline Diet, carb and calorie cycling for 16 days. June 20th will be a carb up day, in which I will enjoy a glass of red wine and chocolate cake the night before to really fill me out!
By cycling through low calorie and carb days, while training hard, I will be depleting my muscles of carbohydrates. Therefore, the night before my shoot, I will consume carbs that will make my muscles swell and look defined and full. Red wine causes vasodilatation, and also dries you out. Water is a major contributor to looking bloated, so I will cut my water around 8pm the night before and drink pedialyte made up of electrolytes during my photo shoot.
These techniques are not necessary but are helpful in coming in a little tighter.
Hope you have a successful June, getting into TIP TOP SHAPE with me! Leave me a comment and tell me how you are doing this month. Can’t wait to show the photos when I come back.
Flavia Del Monte