It’s not easy being lean…

People have become wholly obsessed with what I eat.

As Operation Short Term Hard Core starts to show visible results with the reduction in body fat and some tiny baby muscles poking through, it’s suddenly dawned on people that I’m fit.

And the logical thought process is that I must be eating something weird. And perhaps magical.

There is no unicorn horn powder.

There is no tiger’s tail tea.

Eat good food. Move your ass. Repeat.

I say it’s not easy being lean because eating a random assortment of good food and moving your ass will get you a LONG long way, but not ALL of the way.

My diet is simple. The 12wbt philosophy is 1200 cals a day (more if you happen to be a dude, baking a baby in your belly or breast feeding an existing one) and it’s a solid premise. And it’s worked and working for me. It’s balanced, simple and there is no cutting out of this, complete banning of that etc etc. So that’s what I’m doing. Where I choose to fine tune the diet is in meal choices from the menu plans and in my snacks.

I’m working my little muscles a lot. Building new stuff and repairing the existing stuff needs protein. So where I was keeping a good amount of carbs in my diet for energy with all my cardio – now I make sure I’m getting enough protein and spreading it out well throughout the day as well.

So I am eating less of the amazing pasta options and more of the stirfries and salads etc. But it’s all good. Truly. Nom nom good.

I’m not sure why it’s the food that people gravitate towards asking about first. This is a well oiled machine. It’s a multi-faceted process that I guess I’ll continue to evolve and develop.

For now though:


Plus this…

Plus this…

And this…

And this torture device (leg press machine!)…

And this most boring but annoyingly effective fat burner (Elliptical Trainer)…


Eventually – all of the above will get you here.

And anywhere past here that you want to go.

I’m really looking forward to seeing where that is for me.

So it’s not EASY being lean. But it’s worth every damn moment.


Sailor Vee