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Destination Abs Redux: Day 26


Are we back? Yes, we’re back.

It has been a long time since I have done a Destination Abs update. Too long. Some have even e-mailed me to ask me what the hell was going on with this project Leigh and I set out on 9 or so months ago. Well, I took some time off from counting calories and worrying about every single calorie I consumed. It seemed like it was much needed, but after regressing a bit, and putting on some more muscle, Leigh and I think it is time to rev up the engines again for one more 16-20 week journey to reach our Destination.

December 10, 2009

Two weeks since the last update. Not much to write home about. At this point I am just getting locked into the diet and training. I have hit the point of routine. I don’t have to go to fitday.com every 3 hours to enter in what I am eating because I know exactly what I can eat in terms of calories for the day. Now, does that mean this is harder because I am eating the same things day in and day out? Or is it easier because I don’t have to think about it?

I really don’t know the answer. I guess I would lean to the side of it being easier, but I still wouldn’t mind being able to spice it up with a trip to the local roast beef joint we have here in Beverly and spend $20 on an epic 3,000 calorie meal. Damn, I shouldn’t have written that. Now I am hungry…

If you haven’t already, check out the hour and fifteen minute Q&A Leigh and I did on Episode 159 this week. Hopefully it will give some of you some more insight.

Now, for the pictures… (From Day 1 of Redux to Day 25 with some massive Thanksgiving eating)


(Day 1, Day 10, Day 25)


Questions Anyone?

That wraps it up for this week’s blog, let me know if you guys have any questions in the comments section and I will do my best to answer them.

If you are liking what you see here and want to jump in as well check out Leigh’s book The Fat Loss Troubleshoot and her new book Body By Eats.



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7 Responses

  1. Jimi Varner says:

    Kevin is nothing short of a Fat Loss MACHINE! (Thanks to Lepple Hill)

  2. sal says:

    kevin i think you should change it up and train for a half marathon. Why not? 1) you can eat twice as much and still lose weight, 2) you can eat way more carbs, 3) its an amazing feeling to say u finished a half marathon, 4) it would give you much more experience in dealing with clients who dont always want to just put on muscle, but have other athletic goals like running or triathlon, 5) you can share your experiences and be accountable to the listeners of the podcast, 6) like your at home workout, running is something that you dont need to go to the gym for, just walk out your front door.

    Maybe wait until the spring when its warmer, or after this phase of destination abs, but I guess I am challenging you to run a half marathon. Look forward to hearing your excuses next week on the podcat haha

  3. Leigh Peele says:

    Marathon training is the last time you wont to be restrictive of calories.

  4. Leigh Peele says:

    *want* instead of wont

  5. I hate running. I will only run from two things. Terminators, and the law.

  6. Fred says:


    It is good to see that there is progression through your liberal approach. Having listened to the most recent podcast; listening to Leigh explain how you do not hold much mass etc and yourself about your eating habits. I would like to enquire as to whether you considered running a for want of better terminology a “lean bulking diet” where you only have carbs around your workout following a ME/RE westsid-ish spilt.

    Secondly, in sport there is periodisation, applying the notion that body building is a sport what is your motivation for cutting now in the Winter, where ripping out of the abs is cold, rather than in the Summer and go “balls to the wall”.

    Lastly, I can empathise with the position that sal takes. Why not train for a fundraising event, a triathlon (less running than a half marathon) or a swimming event could really get you motivated. The event does not have to be that long getting sponsored per metre/foot completed in 60-90 minutes is a possibility

    Amateur training for swimathons do not require more than 3 sessions a week. Swimming is excellent cardio, full body, low impact and relaxing. Not being to swim is not an excuse as everyone should be able to swim 50m fully clothed as a matter of personal safety.

  7. Neil says:

    Running… *snore*