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Almost 4 weeks, good progress; Stalls.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 by  
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Tomorrow will complete the first four weeks of my 2008 cut, and I’m very happy with how things have been coming along. Going the past month without any cheat meals has been challenging at times, but the results have been worth it. I think this extra strict cutting regimen and sense of structure is just what I needed after coming off a few very lax months. I’m responding well, and that’s keeping me highly motivated.

When my progress stalls – and eventually it will – that will present a new challenge. I’ll need to stay on target and make adjustments while saddled with reduced motivation brought on by lack of progress. It really sucks when you are working your tail off any nothing seems to be happening, but stalls are part of the game. Plateauing is one of the toughest mental challenges to overcome while cutting.

Tomorrow I’ll be taking my weekly body fat and tape measurements, and I expect to find that I’m now below 10% body fat. As I drop further into the single digits I’ll need to adjust my diet and perhaps training. I don’t know if I’ll need to make any adjustments tomorrow, but I expect that within the next week or so I will need to change some things around. I’ll probably be eliminating the eye of round steak, and will start eating more fish (such as cod and orange roughy). I want to avoid reducing my calories as long as I possibly can. I also want to avoid increasing my cardio until I start to close in on my goal of 6% body fat. I know from experience that dropping from 8% body fat to 6% is much more difficult than dropping from 10% body fat to 8%, so the idea is to keep lots of “tricks” in my bag for as long as possible.

Enjoy your Saturday!

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