Three days in to my first PH cycle wanted to keep a log to help others as I have done a lot of research before taking this supplement and have relied on these forums to do so. The other reason why I am posting this thread is to keep myself accountable.
I am at this point the heaviest (fat) wise I have been in some time. With all let downs of ourselves come excuses but the last year of my life has been very busy and I am hoping to start a turn around in my life to help myself not only mentally but physically get back to making myself happy. Two years running a business and all the hours (80-100) every week have brought me to a point where I have become very unhappy with myself. It is even harder being someone who is so concerned with the health of others and helping them to get better but I have in every sense of the word slowly put myself and my relationships with other people on the back burner to others. Some who don't give back to themselves as much time as I have given them.
Prior to owning my business I was in the best shape of my life. I have added some muscle in the last two years but I have also stacked some fat on. In March of 2011 I was pretty happy with myself weighing in at about 212 the week before I went to Mexico. I have since began a slow climb in weight. A pound here and there has added up and stepping on the scale Monday $h!t got real! 246! Since the scale I use is a tanita body fat tester it gives a pretty accurate assessment of your body fat. With all inaccuracies in mind I would say I am about 21-23% body fat. This is a sad thing to me when I was once around 14.5-16.
I have been thinking of running a cycle for quite some time but have always put it off and wanted to stay more natural. I have come to a point where I don't think there is any necessity to stay natural and don't care to proclaim that. I am interested in cyano because of its use for fat loss and have read a lot of forums on it. I am using this more to get myself mentally to where I need to be to get my macros locked in and give myself a little more drive and motivation. A placebo effect if you will.
The product I am taking has 90 capsules and is as follows:
Most cycles I have read people have dosed it at 30mg but I did read some however that suggest that they would possible dose it at 40mg. I would appreciate any feedback from others. The bottle does recommend 2-3 pills but I am a little leery of 45mg!
The first day I took the pill I felt immense energy levels. Right away I am trying to keep my calories around 2300-2500 a day. The first two days of the cycle I was at about 2400kcals, 250g protein, 200g carbs, and 60g fat. I will be more precise going forward. Obviously I am looking to cut and feel like my metabolism has slowed a lot in the last couple years due to the long hours and lack of sleep but tracking these very precisely the next couple days we will see how far off I was in my guestimates.
The second day of my cycle I was extremely tired. I went to bed about 10pm and I start my day about 3am. So I was very tired by the end of the day. I know that sleep is the main problem so in the next month I will really focus on getting my beauty sleep. Since I was so tired I did skip my workout today and decided that more stress on my body was not going to help things and I was able to get to bed at 7pm and got about 8 hours in.
I started my day this morning at 3am feeling much better from getting a full nights sleep. I was also able to get about a 75 minute nap in before my workout this morning. I don't know if it was the cyano or the new pW that I had today but my workout was insane! Great mood and very focused. I have yet to crash like I do sometimes in the middle of the day. I will be doing some more training tonight so will get a little more light cardio in by just the nature of the work. I expect about another 600-800 calories. So far for the day my macros are:
I do plan on having another meal soon and will eat again about 8pm tonight before bed. I usually am a little heavier in carbs in the morning around my training times and this is usually where I do the most physical work and my own workouts.
Hoping for a good cycle and a swift kick in the a$$!