Today was an extra cold day in generally sunny Southern California. Hence, I am wearing my Lion King sweatshirt. This is a first for me. I feel comfortable posing today in a sweatshirt because honestly, I have nothing to prove. I am making progress and since I'm cold, I am posing for my picture in a way that I get to stay warm. Besides, now you can focus on my incredible legs
I did fasted HIIT cardio this morning. I went with an all out 1 minute interval follwed by a 2 minute rest. I repeated this for 30 minutes (10 intervals) and I had a 5 minute warm up and cool down for a total of 40 minutes of HIIT today.
Work was extremely busy today. I had alot of application testing to get done. It was grueling and some of the problems were elusive.
As I drove home today I began to ask myself “Mike, how badly do you want this?” At times it gets discouraging. I wonder if I'm getting fast enough results. I get impatient. I worry that I'm missing something in the numbers. However, I know that I want this badly. I want to get a ripped up body and look good naked (lol). For me it is all about the nutrition and I know that. I am working on conditioning my metabolism and it seems to be working. I haven't gained weight and I'm not gaining fat.
It takes patience to follow the path I've chosen. It wasn't an easy decision. I want to do what is right for the long term, not just the short term. This is why I am on the path of reconditioning my metabolism. It certainly isn't the fast path to take. Again, this is about the long term and not the short term. I am looking for lasting success, not overnight success.
|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||220 oz||200 oz||240 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||237||252||267|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||225||240||255||270|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 18 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 18: February 20, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with banana and Udos and oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: HIIT Cardio for 40 minutes|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Chicken breast, oatmeal , large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast, large salad, oatmeal and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast, peppers and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, cucumber and large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast, brocolli, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
|30 minutes HIIT cardio|
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!