Today was a day of reflection and consideration for me. I spent the entire day thinking about my past and the things that happened to me and how I reacted to them.
I have gone through a couple of periods in my life where I wanted to “lose weight” and even once lost 25 pounds in a short period of time (like 4 weeks), but for whatever reason, I never seem to continue down the path. As I reflected on those things I realized that I would generally just give up. I would look at the progress, get comfortable and just give up.
Today was a day that showed me why things are going to be different. Today was an all fruit day. I spent the entire day keeping busy and doing things. Around 2 p.m. I found myself with friends at a small Italian food place to watch the Rose Bowl game (USC is my favorite college team–and after today's game, they should definitely have been playing for another National Championship). Here I've been doing low carb for a week and about to start my second week. I just came off an all protein day and I'm in the middle of an all fruit day and here is all this wonderful food on the menu. I was very tempted by the food. I even thought “Pasta with marianara isn't so bad…mostly carbs” and considered eating a small portion. That thought was extremely fleeting because I knew that today was all fruit and all fruit it was going to be. So what did I eat? I had a tangerine, two apples and a banana with 6 glasses of water!
The point is that I've been doing alot of reading and I've learned that my mind is the biggest obstacle I have to overcome. I have discovered that by controlling my thoughts and pointing my mind towards good decisions, the nutritional decisions are easier. Exercise isn't really that hard for me to focus on because I really enjoy it more than most people realize. If I was younger and had the time I'd probably be a bodybuilder…that's how much I enjoy the training. The nutrition, however, is always my downfall. I now know that I just need to win the mental battles and the nutrition will happen.
|Mission 1: Day 7 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 68: January 1, 2008||Yes or No|
|5:00 a.m.||Meal 1: 2 apples, 1 banana with 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|5:30 a.m.||Workout: 30 minute run with 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|6:00 a.m.||Supplements: Glutamine and chromium and 3 glasses of water|
|8:00 a.m.||Meal 2: Smoothie with strawberries||Yes|
|11:00 a.m.||Meal 3: Strawberries, raisins with 4 glasses of water||Yes|
|2:00 p.m.||Meal 4: Tangerine, 2 apples, banana and 6 glasses of water||Yes|
|5:00 p.m.||Meal 5: Smoothie with strawberries and 4 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:00 p.m.||Meal 6: 3 apples, raisins and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|9:00 p.m.||Supplements: Glutamine, calcium and 4 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
So that is what I did today. As I said, it was a very reflective day. I did alot of writing in my journal and I considered each of my goals individually. This week I am creating my own personal strategic plan and it will include all my fitness goals.
Tomorrow is the second push up challenge workout. I am sure it will be harder than the first.