Destionation Abs Redux: Day 3
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. Also read Leigh’s Blog post on this project.
Previously on Destination Abs…
This is where we left off, or at least the last pictures that I posted on July 13th, 2009.
That was after 133 days.
Here is where I stand now:
Here is where we are trying to get (preferably more awake):
Still not too shabby, I got to eat a lot more for a few months, go on a vacation and not worry about what I ate, and not stress about where my friends and I were going out to and if they would have food options that fit the guidelines. But on the same end I found myself having “free days” on many Saturday and Sundays. Not a good thing. “Cheat meals,” are OK, “cheat days,” are just bad. I found that although it was great to be able to eat some more junk food week to week, I wanted to continue to build on the progress that we mad a few months back, and now was the time to do it.
Are You Setting Yourself Up For Failure?
I am sure some of you are asking that question because the most dangerous and treacherous time for someone in a fat loss phase is the 30-45 days from Thanksgiving to New Years Day. Pies, cookies, brownies, your grandma’s famous six-layer chocolate pudding cake, ect. It isn’t easy, but that is why I am bringing in some extra guns.
Neo: I need guns. Lots of guns.
I am getting some extra support and ACCOUNTABILITY (that is our word of the year folks) from Leigh at her site LeighPeele.com. I am going to be posting these blogs on her site as well as TheFitCast.com each week. Sometimes you just need that extra push so you don’t let people down, even if you don’t know them except for the e-mails you get every so often.
More on Accountability
Accountability is HUGE. we have discussed this in the past but I need to mention it again. I know how to get someone down to 6% body fat for a competition, I can get the average Jane or Joe the down to body fat % where they see abs for the first time. Trust me, I have done it before. But when it comes to training yourself, that is sometimes a different story. Walk into a fitness club or gym anywhere and you will see overweight out of shape trainers and coaches. Are they just stupid and don’t know what the hell they are doing? Most of the time that isn’t the case. They just don’t practice what they preach.
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.