Reverse diet & No running challenge update (32days), Less is More Workout Plan

Going strong on the no running challenge – I started on July 4th so it’s been 32days now.

Since then, I’ve posted a few times – here & here & here – if you want a little more backstory.

I’ve lost a little weight (3-5lbs) and feel I’m in better shape than I ever have been. My macros have been nudged up a couple times as well in the last month by my coach Amber.

Current macros: (they go in order of protein-carbs-fats)

Last year, at the end of my reverse diet, I was still running daily and training on top of that 5-6x a week. At this point, I am the same weight as then, but working out less and eating more. (The benefits of reverse dieting!) My rest day macros now (photo above) are actually higher than my workout day macros (in photo below) in June 2017.

Overall, this journey began at the end of my “NPC career” where I was at an extremely low level of macros and excess of training. My mental state has also made a big change.

Amber and I aren’t done reversing, but I feel the biggest changes have been made in this process. I don’t have any desire to go back to training that much. I’m happy where I am and confident I’m at a sustainable level of activity & calories.

Workouts- Less is More :

Believe it or not, I am actually going to back down to working out 3x a week & having 4 rest/recovery days a week. The last few weeks, I was alternating workout & recovery days (so it was 3.5 workout & 3.5 recovery days per week on average)

I’m still using the MAPS Aesthetics full body lifts – I started Phase 2 this week – and will be doing yoga on my recovery days to work on flexibility.

I’m not sure how to explain it, but I can sense my body needs and extra day “off” from lifting each week and another day in the week to stretch and recover, so I’m going to give it a chance :).

I used to avoid rest days & now I’m trying to figure out how to add more in 😂🤷🏻‍♀️. My metabolism seems to be speeding up now that I’m not running & training extensively, and it’s been thriving on lifting & yoga. It’s still a little crazy to me, but it’s a welcome change. 🙂



4 thoughts on “Reverse diet & No running challenge update (32days), Less is More Workout Plan

  1. Your body is certainly responding to smart programming. MAPS has your metabolism on fire, I bet your reverse will continue for some time. Glad you are listening to your body and trying out the 3d/wk training protocol. I know what you mean about embracing rest/recovery days now. In my 20s I never took a day off (stupid me, ha!) and now, I have no anxiety about resting and look forward to doing other activities on my rest days!

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