Yesterday was the first “refeed” day of my weeks 14-?? cutting diet. Carbs galore, and I enjoyed every bite: 2 sweet potatoes, 2 bananas, 1 cup brown rice, 6 cups of oats, 2 cups of broccoli and pineapple! Of course I got plenty of protein, too: chicken breasts, cod fish and egg whites. Fats are kept to a minimum on refeed days, and came mostly in the form of an EFA supplement.
Because of the increased carbs and higher than normal caloric intake, I expected to have a little bit of temporary water bloat, and a corresponding scale weight gain this morning. Instead, I woke up feeling “dry”, and my whole body looked very tight. My abs looked especially defined – as good as they’ve looked in a long, long time. My scale weight was 205.8 pounds, which is a new 2007 cutting low. My weekly body fat measurement won’t be taken until Sunday, but I’ll be very surprised if I’m not at or below 10% body fat. With my abs already showing so well at 10% body fat, I’m very excited about how they will look when I reach 6% body fat in 6 weeks or so.
For the third time this week, yesterday was another record-breaking day for johnstonefitness.com: an amazing 170,000 visits, 12.5 million hits and 276 Gigabytes were served up. That’s staggering, especially considering that this whole site was started a little four years ago as nothing more than a personal blog to help me stay motivated. Several changes to the servers were made last night to help handle the increased demand, and things seem to be running fairly smoothly now with all areas of the site now fully functional.
I’d like to warmly welcome all the new visitors, and I sincerely hope that those of you who want to improve your health, drop some fat, add some muscle or just get in better overall shape will stick around. We support everyone here, regardless of their personal goals. Please feel free to take a few minutes and create a free account on the forum. If you are lost and don’t know where to begin, start reading the sticky threads in the Beginner’s forum. After you’ve done a little reading, feel free to post any questions you have or just introduce yourself.
Have a great day everyone – see you tomorrow! 🙂