As I travel rapidly along the path to my first bodybuilding contest I spend alot of time considering where I am and planning my future steps. I've come to many conclusions along the way. Some of these conclusions have been extremely personal while others have just been educational.
I've always thought of myself as being fairly intense. I began to wonder if I was using the right measurement to determine my intensity status. As I examined things I realized that there was room to be even more intense. I then set out to intensify.
Here is an area where simple is better. I went back to the drawing board and simplified my eating. I began to make one small change each day. By taking these small steps I was able to intensify my nutrition.
Intensify my attitude
Not accepting less than my best is a lesson I had to learn. I focused on small changes in my attitude. As I made more changes I was able to intensify my attitude.
This one was hard for me. My training has always been intense. However, I realized that my common problem has been that I get so focused on the weights that I forget the cardio. As a result I have pushed my cardio to a different place. This has enabled me to intensify my training.
Intensify my goals
Today I am publishing this week's goals. The idea is to intensify them by holding myself accountable to my readers.
My goals are (each day builds on the last):
Sunday – I only drink water, milk, coffee and herbal tea, with water being my main beverage.
Monday – I get the majority of my carbs from fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday – I only eat protein if it is a lean protein.
Wednesday – I drink 1 gallon of water daily.
Thursday – I do some type of cardio each day.
Friday – I set personal bests at every workout.
Saturday – I eat 2700 calories each day.
Please hold me to these goals.