Today things went to plan. As it was Thursday night, the only day of the week when the shopping centre is open in the evenings, I had planned to go out to eat dinner (meal #6) there. As normally the serving sizes when dining out are larger than what I normally eat, I made meal #5 a light snack. However, right before my last two meals, I went out to run 15 minutes of HIIT; I wanted to feel that I deserved to have a meal outside! However, instead of a 20:5s work/rest protocol, I decided to go a bit more relaxed 20:20, as I wanted to let my legs recover a bit. The squats I am doing are now at a “working” weight and I don’t want to compromise my primary goal of increasing strength.
My dinner was still healthy though, mongolian beef stew and (don’t I ever get tired of this) grilled chicken with rice. For dessert, I avoided the carrot cake in the mall. Instead, I waited until I got back to the apartment and had two panels of very dark (70%) chocolate – this should be good for the antioxidants.
Keep focused on your goals, eat clean, train hard, and expect success!