After 44 weeks on BFL and having lost a final count of 42 pounds and 27 inches, I am bailing. I've been losing muscle, not fat, in the last few weeks and nothing I could do would change it.
So I am going to start a new program on Monday. Monday I start SEVEN weeks of eating like a pig as a conditioning phase of physique transformation's program.
Okay, I don't really get to eat like a pig. But the thing I find really disturbing is that my husband only has a four week conditioning phase. Since he wants to lose ten pounds, he'll be through with this stuff after nine weeks. I'll have just started fat burning then. I hope this works. It works for lots of people. I hope it works for me.
What it means for me goal wise is that I will not meet my birthday goal of being able to wear my first date dress comfortably. It will be 21 weeks from now, maybe longer, when I am finished. Which is, I think, the middle of June. However, the good thing is that it will still be bikini weather.
Since right now I am regressing, not progressing, this is going to be very different for me. They recommend NOT doing cardio for the conditioning phase. That means I won't be able to ride my bike for two months!!! I've come to love riding my bike. I'm thinking after two months I will have lost all the ability I've gained on it in the last ten months and will have to start over. However, if you do cardio in conditioning, you have to double it during fat burning. I don't want to be riding my bike twice a day for the 12 weeks of fat-burning. So I guess I will do without for a while.