After a brief hiatus, the weekly fitness journal is back! A lot has happened since I last posted over here, so let me bring you up to speed.
I’m in the last week of completing Tom Venuto’s Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Summer Fitness challenge. I haven’t made the bodily changes that would warrant the grand prize trip to Maui, but I have lost about 8-10 lbs. in 12 weeks, about 3 inches off my stomach, and 3% body fat. These are great achievements for me, but I want to be excellent. I want to get leaner and stronger than I am now, while not looking “crackish”. It’s a balance but I know I can succeed.
The last 3 weeks I’ve been on the road travelling for work. No excuses I fell off. I got disinterested with the sub-par gyms in the hotels, and didn’t even do cardio at one point. I also ate like sh*t. I could’ve eaten a lot worse but I exhibited some type of self-control. My coworkers/road dawgs love them some beer, and as someone who isn’t an avid beer drinker, I had more than usual. That three week swing hurt me because I had another turn to make in fitness and position myself to really get lean, but I don’t regret it as much. I was living life and not worrying about my diet or fitness, knowing that I had the means to get back on track. I feel like you have to live life too! I just couldn’t fall completely off the wagon.
I got back home last weekend and hit the gym Friday & Saturday. Damn I missed LA Fitness! I didn’t miss a beat and I felt healthier and stronger than I did in a minute! The focus is back. Watch out because I am ready!
On Labor Day, I finally decided to enact my “Operation Insane X-Burn” protocol. I’m going to utilize the Insanity workout, P90X Yoga and Ab Ripper X, Weight Training, and other cardio all combined into my fitness program. It’s time to train like an athlete and get the maximum burn possible. Of course this will all be for naught if my nutrition isn’t up to par, so I am focused. I am considering posting a daily journal about the exercises I do, so I can track myself and see progression. Imagine that; going from rarely posting here, to doing a #30in30 and a daily journal? Am I crazy?!
Currently, I’m 187.4 lbs. and 16.5% body fat last time I performed my assessment with Barrington B-Fit. My current threshold (the maximum weight I want to be) is 188. Once I can maintain that, I’m going to drop it to 185. That way I know when to reel myself in and when to put on muscle weight. I also want to get to 10% body fat eventually to see if at that percentage I will be ripped. These are lofty goals, but I shoot for the farthest star in the constellation every time!
Good luck in your workouts and I hope we can motivate one another!