January 1st I set a goal to see my abs by my birthday. Well, my birthday is now about six weeks away so I'm kicking things into overdrive from here on out. I've been eating well and engaging in moderate exercise over the last several months so I'm down about 5-7 lbs from the holidays and I can feel myself getting close, but things have slowed way down so it's time to start calorie tracking again!
My roadmap is to control my calories and ratios (c/f/p) and follow a 4-day-a-week gym routine, plus work on my abs every day. I'm tracking my workouts over on Fitocracy so if anyone wants to follow along with what I'm doing exactly, my username is the same there as it is here. Hopefully in about 6 weeks I'll be able to show everyone before-and-afters, which I've never posted before.
Let's do this!
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.
Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).