Today was a rest day for me. I took the day off entirely. No exercise at all!
I spent the day today watching two hockey games and what I saw made me think about perseverance. The team I was observing has played 34 games this season and lost all but 4. Yes, their record is 3-30-1. However, this team came out today and played with passion, heart and desire. They played like a team that was used to winning rather than a team used to losing. They won their first game 6-1. It was quite a sight to see. They actually seemed to be having fun on the ice. Fun–something that was missing during the season.
The second game was another example of perseverance. They played against a team with a goalie that was just stupendous. He stopped everything shot at him. However, the team persevered. They pressed on and did what they could. Eventually they broke through for a goal. This was followed by 2 more goals. They won that game 3-1. Tomorrow they will play for the tournament championship. Perseverance will carry them through.
It is much the same with a physique transformation. You have to believe. You have to persevere. You will have highs and lows, but you must push ahead. You need to make the adjustments and do what is necessary to achieve your desired results. I'm facing that same issue today. I lost 2 pounds last week and dropped 0.5% body fat, but I also lost some LBM. All of this despite training extremely hard and pictures that show I've obviously picked up some muscle.
With this said, I will persevere. I am going to conquer my own body and find the formula for nutrtion that works for me.
|Week Begins 2/17/2008|
|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 *||194 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||222|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||225|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 14 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 14: February 16, 2008|
|5:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|5:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|6:30 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|8:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast, oatmeal , large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|11:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, large salad, oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|2:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|5:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|7:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast, peppers, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
Today was a rest day. There was no workout.
Remember, perseverance brings success.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!