I spent some time today going through my thoughts and figuring out some things about those thoughts. I got myself a little more organized. I am currently working on my eBook and planning my website that will both support the eBook and provide an information source for aspiring bodybuilders and people who want to get into lifting. The information I have in my head is being checked against current research so that it will be totally accurate when provided on the new site.
In doing this type of reflection I determined the path that I want to take for my future growth in the fitness field. Some things that Marc said after the podcast interview really got me thinking. I prefer not to divulge exactly what we discussed, but I will say that Marc and I are in agreement. My plan is to offer simple, safe and accurate information and to let that information speak for itself. If anyone wants to get involved, there is a sign up on the sidebar of this blog that will also automatically send you a special report called The Stubborn Fat Solution by David Grisaffi, author of Flatten Your Abs. I am using David's Flatten Your Abs system and find it to be just the thing for my core.
The work on my eBook continues each week. It is taking a bit longer than I originally anticipated because I want to be accurate with the information I am presenting. As a special bonus, anyone who starts or continues an accountability blog will receive the eBook for a 50% discount during the first week of its release. To be eligible, you need to meet the following requirements:
- Maintain an accountability blog
- Post pictures on that blog at least weekly (daily is preferred)
- Post an entry to your accountability blog daily.
- Sign up for the free report The Stubborn Fat Solution by David Grisaffi by using the form on the sidebar under the “Trying to get six pack abs?” spot.
My reflection time brought me to realize that the changes I've made for my own health are now changes that will dictate my future life. In this Web 2.0 world, I've learned that it is important to be an example. People today find many different ways to connect. It is also very easy to weed out a fake. Thus, it is extremely important to walk the walk and talk the talk. If you don't practice what you preach it will get around fast.
Today was a steady state cardio session of 45 minutes for me. I enjoyed the time because it is where I did alot of my reflecting on life. I did my FYA workout immediately after the cardio session. I then got in 2 chin ups (unassisted) for the chin up challenge.
I spent the rest of the day reading The Attention Age Doctrine: Volume 2 and writing out plans for the future. Nothing too exciting for the very moment, but the plans I have are big ones. Definitely stay tuned over the next year as these plans get put into action and produce massive action and results.
On the nutrition side, I am just about to complete the third round of Metabolic Surge and I plan to set it aside in favor of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle complete with carb-cycling. I will follow a plan where my food system is set up as follows:
3 days of low carb eating
1 refeed day with higher carbs and higher calories
Thus, I will be on a 4 day cycle that I will just repeat. Every 12 days (3 cycles) I will have a cheat meal where I will eat anything I want guilt free. I will take what I learned from Metabolic Surge and apply it to what I've learned with Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle and together they should make a powerful nutritional force. I will be posting next week's plan tomorrow after posting my stats.
|Mission 1: Day 32 of 40||Accountability|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability||Each task completed?|
|Day 93: January 26, 2008||Yes or No|
|6:00 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|6:00 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine||Yes|
|6:30 a.m.||Workout: Steady state cardio, abs and 6 glasses of water||Yes|
|7:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Protein shake, oatmeal and large salad, BCAAs and chromium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|10:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, oatmeal and cucumber and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|1:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast and large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|4:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast (6 oz.), cashews and large salad and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|7:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken, snap peas, mushrooms and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water||Yes|
|Post Workout Nutrition||1||1|
|Steady state cardio (elliptical)||45 minutes|
|FYA Abs training||10 minutes|
|Chin up challenge workout||2 unassisted|
I am planning to finish this mission strong. I will be shredding extra hard this week. Tomorrow I begin a new hypertrophy workout and I am excited. I've been away from lifting for 8 straight days!
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!