Back in late October 2015 I began Mission Best Ever. My intention was to be in the best shape I've ever been by January 16, 2016, my 51st birthday. As happens, I completely failed at this mission. I badly sprained my ankle and at
The same time had a major arthritis flare up in my foot that kept me out of the gym. While I say it was a failure because I didn't manage to achieve my goals in the time period I originally specified, I still lost 9.8 lbs and 4% body fat. Today begins Mission Best Ever Take Two.
The plan is essentially the same, but I'm adding a coach to the mix and that's going to make it interesting. I've also formed an accountability partnership with a friend, Melissa. These things are going to up my game in a big way. The time span will be from February 21, 2016 through May 14, 2016. During this time span my goals are to drop 20 lbs and achieve 10% body fat. It isn't going to be easy, but it is definitely achievable.
I am going to show all of you that setbacks happen, but your attitude about those setbacks will determine if you ultimately hit your goals or not. I am taking this as more of a challenge than anything else. I still managed to drop weight and fat despite the setbacks I experienced.
I hope you enjoy sharing in this journey that I am on and will come back on a regular basis to see what I have going on. I've added a special section where you can follow my progress called Best Ever Take Two.
Mission Best Ever Take Two – Starting Point
12 week goals:
Body fat %: 10%
Body weight: 234.8 lbs (not the most important goal)
Increase bench max to 245 lbs
Increase deadlift max to 400 lbs
Increase squat max to 350 lbs
Long term goals (1 year):
Add size to my chest
Add size to my arms
Sculpt my legs
Improve my cardio fitness
Increase deadlift max to 500 lbs
Increase squat max to 405 lbs
Increase bench max to 300 lbs