Today was a big budgeting meeting and I listened carefully and then picked which battles to fight. I have alot riding on the proper numbers coming my way. I first expressed my annoyance at the fact that we start a new year in a few days and don't yet have a budget (reminiscent of the United States government). I then picked two very specific battles to fight.
The first battle involved some long range planning issues that would affect the growth of the company. Several executives didn't get the big picture issue at all. They spent 25 minutes arguing and then (for the second time in two weeks) all agreed that it was something we must do.
This reminded me of how alot of people get with their exercise and nutrition plans. They know what they need to do but they would rather argue with themselves about it. If they stop arguing with themselves, they'd have to get started and that's not something they want to do (hence the constant argument with themselves).
You hear alot of people talk about how they need to lose weight, workout more or just eat better, but most of them don't get up and do anything about it. Still others get started, but drop out immediately. It is people like you and the other shredders who are inspirational because you do the hard work it takes to get the job done. None of us gets a prize for sticking to our plans, but we do it anyway. However, I'm going to immediately disagree with my previous sentence. Our prize is our health. Our prize is the pride we can have after we accomplish our goals.
Today was my second day of accountability logging. I missed one meal point because it came late (about 45 minutes late) and I'm trying to make sure I eat every 3 hours like clockwork.
|Mission 1: Day 2 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 63: 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|
|6:00 a.m.||Workout: HIIT Cardio 45 minutes, Steady Cardio 15 minutes and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|7:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake with glutamine and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Lean roast beef (6 oz) and large salad with 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|11:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Lean roast beef (6 oz) with large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|2:30 p.m.||Meal 4: 2 chicken breasts with large salad and 3 glasses of water||No||Late|
|5:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Turkey, green beans 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|
|HIIT Cardio Session||45 mins|
|Steady state cardio||15 mins|
So stand up and be accounted for. Don't think that you are alone when you are trying to achieve some fitness goal. You are far from alone. Take your story to the web and you will find many other people just like you who want to help. Give it a shot and you'll find that it works and works well!