This is the first entry into my body blog. I thought I'd take a few moments to partially discuss my plan and where I've been. First I've been working out for a couple years now. I've progressed from totally inexperienced novice to a slightly more experienced novice…just joking…seriously over the years I've learned a lot for bodybuilding.com and muscle and fitness magazine. Each month it seems my knowledge of working out and nutrition gets slightly better.
Through all of my endeavors I've found that I've always been able to gain mass but have had a terrible time dropping fat. The last year (spring maybe) in muscle and fitness mag there was an article on "The Warrior diet" by Ori Hofmekler. I had already been reading up on the Paleo diets and his book coupled fairly nice with the same ideology…so I decided to give it a shot. About April of last year I was probably pushing about 235lbs even though I was working out pretty consistently. I started following his precepts outlined in the book about June and by November I was down to 205lbs. Pretty happy with the results overall.
The just recently I was introduced to a movie called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". Its and interesting movie about a guy goes on a juice fast for 60 days while being monitored by a doctor and sees a miraculous reversal of health issues along with a significant decrease in weight. Again I saw a good coupling of ideology between this movie and the ideas outlined in "The Warrior Diet" and to an extent the paleo diet philosophy.
So this brings me to today. I signed up for the 100k challenge on Friday the 27th and have spent the weekend juice fasting and cleansing my body. It was pretty tough at first…I was tired but ironically enough it gave me a sense of peace and clarity I haven't experienced. By Sunday I felt good enough that I was able to do an hour of steady cardio without issue.
So the plan is to continue with "micro fasts" throughout the day with vegetable juice and whey protein shakes and finish my day with a balanced healthy "feast". I know it defies much of what you read but the logic behind it makes sense and given the results I've seen thus far, I'm hoping it enables me to cut fat while gaining a muscular physique. We shall see. This will be the first of many blogs outlining my journey.