Today was the first day of my new accountability program and I've modelled alot of it after what Adam is doing. It is going to be a very tough thing to keep up with, but it is worth it in the end.
To begin with, today was a crazy day as usual. Alot of problems arose that I had to deal with.
I forgot to mention on this blog that when we did our strategic planning, I required each member of my team to have at least one fitness goal for 2008. At first they were not too keen on it, but they ended up embracing the idea. Two members of the team set a weight loss goal while another set a goal to lower their cholesterol. It was awesome to see!
Here are is my accountability log for the day:
|Mission 1: Day 1 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 62: December 27, 2007||Yes or No|
|5:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with oatmeal with 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|5:30 a.m..||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|8:30 a.m.||Meal 2: 2 chicken breasts and large salad with 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|11:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken salad (6 oz) with large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|2:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken salad (6 oz) with large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|4:00 p.m.||Workout: See log below for both weight and cardio workout along with 6 glasses of water during workout||Yes|
|5:15 p.m.||Supplements: Protein shake with glutamine and 5 g. of BCAAs (post-workout nutrition)||Yes|
|5:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Lean beef, corn and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Protein shake with glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
|Bulgarian Split Squats||40x5x5|
|HIIT Cardio Session||30 minutes|
|Chin up training||(130) 5 x 3|
Today I managed to hit all my marks because I was extremely focused on doing the things I posted I would do. I reckon that's the point of accountability plans, right? I was actually pretty amazed at how much this plan dominated my thoughts and actions today. I've given myself a point for the Pre-sleep nutrition because as soon as I finish this blog there is a protein shake with glutamine waiting for me to down. I will then hit the sack.
As I went about my business today, I realized that I've posted a plan for the entire world to see. If I fail, everyone is going to know. I can't allow that to happen! Thanks to all of you, I will hit my goals faster than I could ever have imagined. I can't slack off. If I do, you will know that I didn't do what I planned to do and that's not a comfortable feeling for me. I'm the type of guy who does what he says he is going to do. Nothing less than that will be acceptable to me.
I am planning the topic for my next podcast and wanted to get a vote from you. You can post a comment telling me what you'd like to hear from the following topic possibilities:
#1 — Favorite Exercises #3 — Deadlifts
#2 — Useful tools to use at the gym
#3 — Why I work out at 4 a.m. every morning
As I say, post a comment and tell me whether you'd like to hear #1, #2 or #3 this week. I will eventually address all three topics, but you get to pick which one goes first.