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NUTRITION

Eating natural foods, taking the time to plan meals and snacks. Pre-planning is the key! Low carbs, lots of protein, healthy fats and plenty H20

Supplements & Drugs; none!

WORKOUTS

Strength Training; Mon, Wed & Fri doing big compound exercises that hit the big muscle groups.

Cardio; currently none.

Next Weigh in:


11/11/13

ReBoot Stats

CURRENT STATS

Weight: 287lb

Body Fat: 44.7%

Muscle: 25.1%

LOSS/GAINS

Weight: - 21.6lb

Body Fat: - 3.3%

Muscle: + 1.6%

START STATS

Weight: 308.6lb

Body Fat: 48.0%

Muscle: 23.5%

DISCLAIMER

Before you start any exercise program or change your diet please contact your doctor before doing so.

Train safe! Eat healthy! :-)

BALANCE; The Art of Living

Everything about my fat loss success so far has been because of balance, but I have found that the art of balance goes much deeper than I once thought.

Everything about a successful living is due to balance!

For my current quest it is essential that I have a perfect caloric balance to see the fat go but the muscle come, also the right balance of nutrients; protein, carbohydrates, fats for each meal and how much water I drink. Also when I workout, my balance of cardiovascular and resistance training so that I keep blasting fat but keep building muscle.

But looking outside this (my nutrition and exercise) I have a balance of life tasks, which is bringing me great living and it is sinergizing (it that a real word?) my life as a whole.

For example; I wake up at 4am (every day); I use this time for prayer & Bible study, study for my up and coming personal training diploma, planning new workouts, planing what I am going to eat next week, reading and the odd morning (maybe once or twice per month I’ll watch a movie.  So what this does for me is it gives me 17 and a half undisturbed hours per week (my family is still asleep) to invest in important things, that’s 70 hours a month! 😮 that I invest in my families live spiritually and for future plans and projects.

So where is the balance?

When my family wakes up at 6.30am (normally) then I am ready to make them breakfast (family time) then when I come home from work I get to spend time with my wife and son (family time), then my weekends are free (family time). There is no point in me investing in my family and our future if I don’t spend any time with them, this strikes a big balance in my life. I use the time that my family doesn’t need (4:00 – 6:30 am they are asleep) and then the time that they do need me for, from when they wake up and when I come home from work, until we all go to bed.

Now I am not saying that you need to get up at 4am to have a successful balanced life with your family, this is how I do it, this is how I strike a balance in my life that works for me.  I am a morning person, in fact I am a super-morning person, waking up at 7am is a lie in for me :-)

What our task is is to find out how to balance everything we do so that everything gels together and complements each other. For example watching too much TV and playing video games is destroying so much in our generation because it’s unbalanced, the scales have tipped!

Balance I have found takes time, you need to work it out, plan it, fail at trying to achieve it (without giving up), learn from it, review it, tickle it….. ok you don’t have to tickle it but you have to work all the creases out of it and perfect it.

Here is something that I started with and it is so simple but can be a powerful catalyst in someone’s quest for a balanced life;

THERE ARE 24 HOURS IN A DAY; WORK, REST & PLAY

  • Work = 8 hours

  • Rest = 8 hours

  • Play = 8 hours

Total = 3,567,999 hours! :-) LOL!

Ok so it all adds up to 24 hours, I found that a great place to start my life evolving into a balanced life that I could be proud of and see all the part of my life work together for the better.

I hope this helps you in your quest for balance, the art of living.

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