Thursday, February 17, 2011

What this BAMF-ing blog is all about

I have so many goals and projects in mind, I don't even know where to begin. But I figure the first post would be the most convenient place to start, so here I am. Please keep in mind that while this post will be pretty tl;dr and full of advice and information, most of my other posts will be about my progress and etc.

First things first:
My diet will be the most important part of this. You cannot out-exercise any diet, unless of course you're a marathoner. I am not. So I'm choosing a low-carb diet. More specifically, I'll be doing a ketogenic diet. There's a link on the sidebar for those of you who want to know more about it. To sum it up, I'll be eating no more than 20g of carbs a day until I enter ketosis. Once I'm in ketosis, I'll up the carbs by about 5g every few weeks to see how many carbs I can have and still stay in ketosis. I'm hoping to end up with about 30-40g, because that way I don't have to worry so much about cutting stuff out. (At 20g, I really have to watch what I eat because my house is filled with so many people who are all doing their own thing.)

Carbohydrates and possibly specifically carb fructose are not good for us. The documentary Fat Head (linked in the sidebar) and Sugar: The Bitter Truth (also in the sidebar) explain this concept far better than I could.

I'm aiming for 50% Fat, 45% Protein and 5% Carbs.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I'm currently doing couch-to-5k. This may evolve to the OHR program once I complete it, but it will remain a cardio day. Probably running.

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I'm doing the starting strength program. Sunday is my rest day.

I may adjust this as necessary. If you're a diet and exerciser like me, follow me! Comment! I want to read about your journey as much as I want to share mine.


Siphil said...

Awesome, I'm looking forward to new content, followed.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your weight loss goals! I am trying to lose 30 pounds or so myself over the course of a few months. Keep blogging!

Anembre said...

Good luck to ya, consider swimming in addition to running for cardio. Easier on the knees and all around more enjoyable :).



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