Tomorrow will be the first day of workouts during my new 1 year goals. Below you see pictures from when I originally began my journey 2 months ago followed by pictures of me today. I am extremely motivated to accelerate these changes.
2 months ago:
Tomorrow I will begin my workouts that will guide me towards my goals over the next 12 months. I am going to focus on the repetition speed as I work my chest and biceps. I am going to focus on constant tension to the muscle as I do my workout. I will then try my new plan of afternoon cardio. I had been given some advice to do my cardio at a seperate workout from my weightlifting. While I managed to pull that off last week, it was difficult. I am now planning to take 45 minutes in the afternoon to hit the gym for a cardio workout during my normal lunch time break. I think I'll have an easier time making the workouts happen (translated less stress on me while still accomplishing the goal).
I know this is going to be a long road, but I'm pumped and motivated to accomplish it. I am going to focus on staying motivated as I move forward. I've been reading alot of quotations on motivation and I plan to put them on cards and place them all over the place so I see them all the time. Per Tom Venuto's advice (in Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle), I am going to keep my goals and affirmations in front of me all the time, reviewing them at least 2 times each day.
As far as nutritional changes, I am going to carb-cycle and work hard at being 100% clean in what I eat. I will not let anyone steer me off of my goals. I am 100% responsible for the results I produce. The fact is that I will produce results no matter what, but will they be results that please me or results that don't please me? That is entirely in my control and I cannot blame anyone but myself if I am not happy with the results I produce.