We all got into this shredding thing for various reasons. Whatever our reasons, the one thing we all seem to agree on is the accountability factor. It is the common theme throughout all the shredder blogs.
The interview I'm about to conduct for my podcast is going to ratchet up the accountability factor. The person I am interviewing is going to publicize the blog interview to his mailing list. Hopefully they will all visit my blog and listen to the podcast. Many of them will hopefully return day after day and help to hold me accountable. I'm excited!
Today was a good day in all areas. I've managed to get my calories up thanks to Nick Nilsson's advice on increasing the fat (good fat of course) intake while on Metabolic Surge's low carb phase. I've had more energy the past two days doing this than I've had the entire time on the plan. It is odd, but it makes alot of sense when I dig in and think it through.
I read a great book a few months back called Everything You Need to Know About Fat Loss by Chris Aceto. It explains fat burning in great detail and with scientific explanations. I got a good understanding of how the body burns fat. I learned why carb cycling works. I learned alot in general from this book. When I apply what I've learned, Metabolic Surge makes sense. I am now going to re-read the book by Chris Aceto and post my own review here.
I am in the process of building my website for my eBook launch. While it definitely won't launch at the start of Mission 2 like I'd hoped, I think the delay is a good thing. I will be in much better shape and people will have more reason to listen to what I have to say. I want to help others. I want to give back what I've been given by people like Tom Venuto and Adam Waters. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, but it needs to be shared to do any good.
The entire idea behind my eBook is to share my experience with others. I want people to understand that they can lift weights regardless of their past history. There are ways to accomplish the goals they have. All they need is hard work, dedication and a source of motivation. I want to be that source of motivation for them. They will need to bring the other two criteria to the table on their own.
In doing research for the book, I was amazed at how many people truly think they can't lift weights because of a surgery they've had or an old injury they've experienced. I want to teach them that they must just overcome their fear, lift with proper form and intensity, and get back to lifting!
|Mission 1: Day 28 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 89: January 22, 2008||Yes or No|
|4:00 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with glutamine and 15 g. of oatmeal and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|4:00 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|4:30 a.m.||Workout: Max-OT Cardio, abs, Max-OT Cardio and 6 glasses of water||Yes|
|7:00 a.m.||Meal 2: Protein shake with glutamine, BCAAs and chromium and small salad and 3 glasses of water|
|10:00 a.m.||Meal 3: Tuna (6 oz) with almonds and large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|1:00 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast (6 oz) with almonds and large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|4:00 p.m.||Meal 5: Tuna (6 oz) with almonds and large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|7:00 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast and large salad with olive oil and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
|Max-OT Cardio (treadmill)||16 minutes – 1.76 miles|
|FYA Abs training||10 minutes|
|Max-OT Cardio (bike)||16 minutes – 8.2 miles|
Keep on the lookout for my podcast interview with a surprise guest. This is coming very soon!
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!