In the last 7 days I have lost 4 pounds! I am more proud of losing this weight than I am of any weight loss I have accomplished in the last 3 years. Almost 3 years ago I was quickly approaching the 300lbs mark. I had always told myself I would never be 300lbs. Looking at the scale stare back at me hovering at the 290lb mark was scary. I knew I had to make a change. I've kept 20 to 30 pounds off for the last 3 years, but this 4lbs is still the best and most impressive.
I think what makes me most proud is that I've done this the right way. I did cardio at least 5 days out of the last 7, worked out 4 of the last 7 and overall ate very well (minus the occasional donut or Rockstar energy drink, which all was done in extreme moderation). I set my personal goal at 2lbs a week which if I continue doing what I'm doing should be more than reasonable to reach.
Staring at a scale that said 262 yesterday was great. I can't wait till next Tuesday when I will step on the scale again. 260 hear I come!
I'm on day 7 of the GenetixHD program today...Upper body work out and cardio is on my agenda. It will be nice to be back in the gym today. I walked outside for a total of about 3 miles on Saturday and did no working out by the time I got home and took Sunday as my rest day.
I've come to the realization though that I am impatient. In fact as I sit here and write this I realize that it's my impatience that is the reason why I constantly change my workout routine and my eating plan. My wife says it took years to put the weight on and it's going to take time to shed it off. I DON'T WANT TO WAIT THE LONG. I want to look in the mirror and see a slimmer me tomorrow!
This blog has been a breakthrough, probably one that has been desperately needed. Now that I have come to the root of my personal issues, I am determined not to change my eating plan and my work out routine, for at least another 4 to 5 weeks. I will be successful at this and I will start practicing the patience needed to make this success happen!
So this morning started off difficult. As I was driving to work this morning down the freeway I could hear this "whinning" sound coming from the back end of my car. It was loud enough to get me to turn down the music for a bit, but nothing that was to terribly alarming. Well turns out, as I found out a little further down the road, that my tire was flat!
As I pulled over on the side of the road, at 4:45am, I knew it was going to be a rough day. I called my insurance company and had the Roadside Assistance group come out and tow me to the local Les Schwab. I figured I'ld take the bus to work and be there with in a matter of 45 minutes. Well surprise, surprise the bus didn't start running until after 7am that morning, 2 hours after my shift was supposed to start.
I started my morning off right with a 2.2 mile walk to work. It was a nice walk and fairly relaxing, but I ended up having to stay 2 hours later to make up my missed time at work. This completely throws off my workout routine.
So I decided to take today as my cheat day. However not a full blown cheat day. I still managed to keep it fairly "healthy". The most I splurged was on the Rockstar Energy drink that I had upon getting to work today. For lunch I decided have a Teriyaki and Gyoza lunch special, but instead of white rice I substituted for brown rice.
I fully intend on going home and working out and walking another 1.5 miles today. Hopefully I'm able to get this done as I don't think I'll be home before 7:30pm. Either way it's day 5 on the GenetixHD, feeling good about it, but not seeing any results really. My wife says she can see it in my chest and shoulders and tells me to stop focusing on my stomach because that's going to be the last thing to go. Let's hope she's right, as much as I'd like to see it go away faster, I am hoping to see a more noticeable difference by the 5/12/2012.
So Day 3 on the GNC GenetixHD and I'm feeling great. First time I've ever actually been super religious about taking supplements. Normally I forget a dose or a whole day in general. And never have I been "active" every day I've been doing it. Gotta keep it up!
I've walked for 30 minutes all three days and strength trained for 2 of the 3. My goal is to do this 6 days out of the week the entire time on this supplement stack. I know it's going to kind of skew my progress but I know that eating is 80% of the deal and working out is the other 20%. I'm not looking for a full scientific study of the GenetixHD Triple Stack, I'm just looking for a little support!
I'm especially proud of my eating for the last 3 days. I've been incredibly diligent in this aspect of my program. I'ld normally cave by now, but today I actually turned down McDonalds frys when they were offered to me by my wife. I'm dedicated to this, I will not throw $120 down the drain by screwing this up by cheating. Furthermore being successful in the wrestling business feels more and more like it's something I can accomplish. Next year I'm going to try out for TNA and WWE and my fitness and nutrition is going to get me there! Until then I will continue to plug away at my craft on a local level and be the best damn independent wrestler that I can possibly be!
So saturday went well...as best as I could hope at least. I wrestled my boss so there was definitely more nerves that night then there are normally. My wife asked why I was nervous if wrestling is what I love doing. The short answer, because it's like going in for a yearly review with your boss. You want to look good and make sure there are no mistakes.
Overall the general concensus was that it came off pretty well. So I'm still happily "employed" LOL. Between the two hour training session before hand and the match itself I'm sure I burned a good amount of calories. Sunday however was an absolute disaster.
I took my rest day too literally and used it as an excuse to over eat (unhealthy foods). I kicked myself in the ass after reflecting on it that evening, but realized that Monday is a new day, one minor setback will not deter me from my goals! On the docute for today is my strength training, which I've decided to modify by "going to failure" on my last set, and cardio.
Cardio is still a struggle for me, the best that I can do now is walk on the treadmill on an incline at 2.8MPH and watch a couple episodes the Wonder Years on Netflix to distract myself from the monotony of the task at hand. I will succeed and I will be better for it! See ya later!
"I don't want to call it a diet, more a lifestyle change"....that was my response this morning when a co-worker asked if I was dieting again. That's an appropriate response I think, I constantly "diet" and I constantly gets me nowhere. After my wife told me I was going to look the same in a year as I do now, she had thrown down the gauntlet! Well baby challenge accepted, it's time for a LIFESTYLE change!
I'm going to jump start this change with a little challenge of my own...I need to be pushed and I need to have some accountability, so I'm participating in the Elite Ambition Challenge. Don't get me wrong I'm not naive enough to think I'm going to win this competition, but never the less it's a challenge and it's one I plan on finishing.
I started with my workout last night and changing my eating habits. Consume my carbs during the day, little to none during the evening and keep my protein high. Today is a little different though, my eating will be the same however my workout/cardio day is what's changing.
My cardio today will consist of a very rigorous training session on top of my wrestling match tonight. Then I will go home chow down on some protein and go to sleep. I plan on keep this updated as I travel down the road to peak performance. See ya later!
Overall today was a pretty horrible day...I work graveyards so I am at work from Midnight until 8:30am which is tough...Even tougher is I have 3 kids at home everyday, ages 2, 6 and 9. This makes getting any real sleep INCREDIABLY difficult. I know, I know sleep is very important to losing weight and building muscle however I gotta do what I gotta do to avoid paying daycare expenses while my wife is at school.
Anyhow on to today's event's...I left work at 8:30 this morning and was on the go the entire time...I picked my two year old up from my wife's school, from there we went to the Phone Company, the Bank, Best Buy, the Car Dealership, school to pick up my 6 year old, lunch with my wife and then the Pawn Shop...
By the time I got home it was 1:15pm...Would I have liked to take a nap...HELL YEAH....But alas I had to get my workout in, there is no way I'm skimping on the last 30 days left. So I did, worked my chest and back today and got a good workout in. By the time I finally got to dose off it was 3:00pm!
I was only asleep for 40 minutes before my wife got home! And she ripped my ass cause I dosed off while the kids ran around the house like crazy, the house was a mess (apparently I don't do enough around there) and I put wrestling first (really!?)! Well, now I am up so bring it on...She left to go get our oldest son from his dad's house and I was damn determined that I was going to prove her ass wrong. So I did...In one hour I cut down the entire bramble of sticker bushes in the back yard (the same sticker bushes she and the kids had been working on for the better part of 2 weeks), did the dishes and cleaned the living room.
I got a fantastic sweat pouring from the yard work but I wasn't satisfied with that. The wife got home, all things were good (they normally are if she gets the opportunity to cool her jets) and I went to the grocery store with her and the kids. Got some turkey bacon and skim milk and then went out for a 1.25 mile jog at 9:00pm...Overall the run was fantastic, worked up a sweat and took a significantly shorter rest period at the half way mark.
The most disappointing part of the day was that because I spent very little quality time at home I ate like ****! Ohh well I'm going to chalk it up as my last day and go forward with tomorrow! Wrestling practice tomorrow, won't be home at all between the practice, then the show, then tearing down the ring, then back to work however I am determined to not add fast food to my list of nutrition tomorrow!
I've never really been big on blogging, never been big on journaling in general, even as a kid when people would encourage me to "write down my feelings"...I've always been more of an internal person, not putting my feelings out there and anything that is seen on the outside is either embellished or an amplified version of my personality. I suppose it's always allowed me to control my personal and professional relationships. However as of late I have been feeling more and more like perhaps there is something to this whole "blogging" craze. Maybe writing my personal **** down will keep me more accountable for my actions.
So here I am, 60 days into the Supreme 90 Day workout program and not seeing the results I feel like I should have seen by now. Sure I've lost weight and I've lost inches...All my clothes fit better and I can see more muscle definition however I am not losing body fat, particularly around my midsection. My core is tighter and more defined without a doubt. I can feel that under the layer of fat when I flex, however my desire is to actually see my abs and not the spare tire that I carry around now.
I'll admit for the last 60 days my eating and nutrition hasn't been the best. I teeter-totter between several good days and then a couple of bad days, justifying it by the fact that I've been literally working my ass off and compensating by adding more workouts such as the Insanity program. However after 7 days of killing myself with the Insanity in the morning and Supreme 90 Day at night I realized I could get the results I want if I'm just more dedicated to my nutrition.
So today I've found myself deciding to add a mile run every day for the next 30 days. Maybe this is overkill but I think that it will be a benefit in the long run...In addition I am going to start really putting some major focus on my nutrition. I started training for my dream job in the professional wrestling industry. I want to get suited up in my boots and tights and not look like Dick Murdoch but more like Shane Douglas. It's this goal and this goal alone that is going to drive me to succeed. It's been this goal alone that has pushed me through the last 60 days even when I've wanted to quit or take that extra rest day throughout the program.
So in closing I will be adding in that mile run every day and focusing on my nutrition. I won't be adding any additional workouts into my daily routine because I don't see it really being necessary. I'm going to take my time here at work to blog about my experiences, it's worth it...I suppose it will keep me honest to myself and accountable for my behaviors! Here's to the next 30 days!