#mustread: @muscleforlife's bigger, leaner, stronger catch up - how I dropped 39 pounds eating cookies and lived to tell the tale

I wrote a couple of months ago about how trying to balance work, life, and fitness was a challenge, but something that I needed to do for my own mental sanity.

Being an entrepreneur is tough: staying healthy is a great way to blow off steam and keep you focused. 

Since I began the program in July, I've lost 39lbs and about 8% body fat.

I started the program at 235 lbs, 26% body fat; today, I weigh in at 196 lbs with 19% body fat: the plan is to drop down to 185 and then to start the next (and my favorite phase): BULKING.

The key to the program is nutrition: if I'm being perfectly honest, my weightlifting regime hasn't been consistent. 

I've had to supplement with surfing, biking, and basketball. September I knocked out a 30-day yoga challenge as well: shout out to my boys Danny and Simon for clowning my terrible yoga technique and keeping me humble 😂😂.


My nutrition game has been relatively on point: my favorite part of the plan is the fact that you can eat whatever you want, just as long as you fall within our macros. 

My current plan has me eating 2000 Calories, 250G Protein, 119G Carbohydrates, and about 60g of fat, every day. 

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Hitting your macros every day can be a little tough, but for me, I look for ways to make the experience creative in order to keep things interesting: I'm still doing meal prep and lots of cooking.

Eating out is always an option too. Just remember: plan your meal before you get to the restaurant to make sure you fall within your macro goals. 


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Also, I'm currently crushing these Birthday Cake Fudge Stripes cookies =  crack. 

I eat these cookies daily. 

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Once I drop down to 185, I'm switching over to my favorite part of training: BULKING! It's going to be good putting some size back on / eating, a lot. 

if you were ever considering starting a gym regimen, I highly recommend you give Bigger, Leaner, Stronger a shot. 

-TL