So i have come to the conclusion that my body is a little weird lol. Since the start of OSB, i wrote up my own nutrition plan to accomodate for a calorie deficit - roughly 1800 cal/day, + or - 150 cal depending on the protein source i use and if i sneak in some yummy PB hee hee. I am not carb cycling, nor am i using creatine or any other performance enhancing supplements. So perhaps this is due to the fact that my muscle memory is in overdrive??? Check out the following results:
Starting stats: 4/1/10
Body Fat: 24.5%
Fat Weight: 16.4kg..
So guess what the scales told me today? 66kg?....Nope....68kg?.....Thank god NOPE!....65kg!?..... I WISH lol....Try 66.8kg! OMG, up again! ( It was 66.1kg last week) I seriously can't crack into this 65kg barrier....I hate the scales!....BUT.... Then i remembered that Tara once told me the scales are a great tool PROVIDING you team them up with the BF %. This is why:
Week 8 stats 22/2/10
Body Fat: 18.1%
Fat Weight: 12.1kg
As you can see, although my weight has dropped a measly 100g in the past 8 weeks ( mind you, it has fluctuated within the 1kg range), I have actually dropped 4.3kg of Body Fat whilst re-building 4.2kg of LBM!
So in the voice of a well know public figure with red hair....PLEASE EXPLAIN! lol. The science nerd in me needs to understand HOW this is possible?????
The cool news is that because muscle weighs twice that of fat and takes up half the space, my clothes are falling of me, i look and feel completely different, i have some lovely definintion coming through AND the veins have started to appear on the under side of my arms, WOOT!
Rockwear also came to my gym on saturday (perfect timing) so i stocked up on some ultra hot size 8 gym wear.... A reward for my awesome results from friday's W&M. Any excuse for more clothes lol
I also just wanna say that i recall posting back in nov/dec that i was quite happy that i had lossed some muscle mass during my recovery. I was at a point where i felt that i was getting thick through my back/traps/shoulders, so when i stopped training and my muscles had shrunk, i began to like the smaller look.... Well i have no idea what planet i was on that week! I was possibly lost somewhere in the land of skinny-fat people lol.... It just came to me this morning that the reason i was feeling thick/bulky etc was cos i was carrying quite a bit of padding on top of those muscles! DUH!...
I am now loving my new re-born muscles and no i am NOT feeling 'bulky' by any means. I am getting leaner by the week and beginning to look and feel like a sexy bitch!