That's the sound of the weights clanging durng my workout tomorrow morning! That's right, toe and all, I'm hitting the weights tomorrow morning and hard! Nothing is keeping me out of the gym for at least my weight workout. If I can't do cardio, I'm going to pump up those muscles to change my metabolism in another way. No mercy! That's my battle cry.
I missed all workouts today due to my inflammed right big toe. I was able to see the doctor. He gave me a cortisone injection (ouch), had blood work done and ordered an x-ray (I go next Tuesday). He wants to be sure that the arthritis isn't eating the joint in the big toe. If it is, he wants to start taking action to prevent it from getting worse.
I have decided to extend my cut by 2 weeks so that I can hit the cardio very hard (after the foot heals).
I stuck to my nutrition schedule today. I was up at 3 a.m. but the foot was even worse than yesterday. I couldn't sleep last night from the throbbing in the toe. I wound up watching Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood, an episode I had recorded on my DVR. It is amazing how hard that guy works. His wife is no different. They are both extremely driven individuals. It got me thinking again.
Motivation comes in so many different forms. It really is up to you, the individual, to figure out wha motivates you and go for it. Set goals, but plan some “prize” for yourself if you achieve the goals. Pick a “prize” that will motivate you. It really doesn't matter what it is. At the same time, you need to be strict about your diet, but sprinkle in cheat meals at set intervals. The cheat meals are motivation in their own way. You know you have one just around the corner, so you stick to your plan when you feel like jumping off.
Once motivated, your drive takes over. You get the engine started with the motivation, you keep it running with your drive. Drive is grit. Drive is sticking to the plan. Drive is the analysis you do of your results. Drive is what's in side of you. Dig down deep and find it!
|Week Begins 2/24/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||240 oz.||240 oz||220 oz||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||327||342||357||371||384|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||330||345||360||375||390|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 25 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 25: February 27, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast, oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, large salad, oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Tuna (6 oz), brown rice, cucumber and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast,10 baby carrots and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Tofu, lean beef, brocolli, carrots, celery and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|Flatten Your Abs workout||30 minutes|
Check back tomorrow and you will see that I've been victorious and have hit the gym for my weight lifting. I will not “miss” the workout, it will get pushed forward one day. Honestly, I still have DOMS from my Tuesday lower body workout. I feel it in every inch of my legs. It is an awesome feeling!
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!