|Finished degree, returning to diet/fitness, help!|
Back in December, the day after Christmas, I resolved to lose some weight. I think the final push was the four weeks of insane Christmas decadence, including repeat trips to the refrigerator for egg nog.
So, I switched a simple regimen of running and dieting. I would run 3-4 times a week, averaging about 5-6 miles per run. As for dieting, I took Alton Brown's dieting episode to heart. Breakfast was Cheerios in skim milk, lunch was tuna fish sandwiches on whole wheat bread with a roasted sweet potatoes, and dinner was fish steamed with vegetables, or a simple tofu stir fry (no thick sauce, just soy sauce). Snacks would always be almonds (sparingly), apples, bananas, or low-fat vanilla yogurt, sometimes with berries.
By the end of March I had moved down from 198 to 182 (6'2 male). The idea was sort of to get those last layers of fat off and get a little more toning. Then a series of events happened that totally derailed everything.
First, research paper deadlines started looming. When this happens I break down and start eating fancier, fattier foods (still home cooked) and fancy beers. Second, I bought a new pair of jogging shoes because the old ones were getting pretty ragged, and I experienced some ankle discomfort (not pain, more like exhaustion within the first mile) which has come back off and on.
Now, I have this whole summer until I travel abroad to start a new study program. My goal is to get back into shape in those three months. So, what changes could Fittit recommend? I'm seeing Tabata, P90 and 5x5 a lot, but I don't want to dive into any of these without getting more information.Click to follow link... Click to follow link... Click to follow link...
Also, how could I change my diet? Eggs seem to be a lot more popular than I give them credit for. And I had never really considered protein shakes and whey. I always assumed those were for musclebuilders, not somebody like me that's trying to get fit, but not bulky.
Any and all advice would be very welcome.