The day started off with a decent, but not very inspiring weight workout. It helped me to see the opportunity that exists for me in near future.
Opportunity can be such a fleeting thing. You need to be on the lookout for all your opportunities because you might miss one if you're not careful. At the same time, you need to create your own opportunities. It is an interesting conundrum.
As I went through my day I realized how many different opportunities exist for me on a daily basis that I let slip by. Time is the biggest issue when it comes to opportunities. Time is the reason I workout so early in the morning. If I didn't, the opportunity to workout might pass me right by. If that happened, the opportunity to be in the best shape I can possibly get into would also pass me right by. None of that is acceptable to me.
For me, I live to lift and I also lift to live. On the one hand, it is a major passion of mine. I enjoy it so much that I do it even when I don't feel like it. On the other hand, I do it to enhance the quality of my life. I don't want to be a fat middle-aged guy who sits around doing nothing. I refuse to be a complainer. Instead, I choose to be a doer. So many people say they are going to try to lose weight or try to get to the gym but Yoda was definitely correct when he said “Do or do not do, there is no try.”
What the heck is trying? It is an excuse to fail. When you say you are going to try and you don't follow through, you can always fall back on the idea that you never said you were going to do it, just that you were going to try. Conversely, when you say you are going to do it and you don't, you have failed. Take that up a notch and put what you are going to do in a blog and suddenly you have a powerful force. You have an opportunity to make it happen. Opportunity strikes and you have to be ready to respond.
|Mission 1: Day 8 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 69: January 2, 2008||Yes or No|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with glutamine and 15 g. of oatmeal||Yes|
|4:00 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|4:30 a.m.||Workout: Lifting and 30 minute HIIT with 6 glasses of water||Yes|
|6:00 a.m.||Supplements: Glutamine and chromium and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast with large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast with large salad and broccoli 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Tuna (6 oz.) and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Tuna (6 oz.) and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Protein shake, small salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|9:00 p.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
|DB Incline Bench||65 x 6 x 5||[PB]|
|Cable seated row||180 x 6 x 5|
|DB shoulder press||50 x 5 x 5|
|Wide grip lat pulldown||150 x 5 x 5|
|BB Close Grip Bench Press||140 x 5 x 5|
|High Pull||100 x 5 x 5|
|Chin up challenge||(80) 5 x 5|
|Core training: Leg lifts, ball side reaches, crunches||3 sets|
|Push up training||25; 19; 19; 15; 30|
That's all the wisdom I have to offer for today.