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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! :-)

DIET V’s THE FITNESS LIFESTYLE

I am not on a diet! Nope, what I am doing is replacing old habits with new ones, and journeying into what’s called the fitness lifestyle.

What will make you succeed is by setting goals of new habits, for example;

MY OLD HABIT: Drinking Coca Cola

MY NEW HABIT: Expanding my drink menu with healthier options; green tea (speeds metabolism), whey protein shakes (nice and sweet), coffee, and the most important WATER!

Now this is the key, I became so preoccupied trying to develop my new habit that I forgot about my old habit. You see?

If I just said, “I am never drinking Coca Cola again!”

I’d probably fail!

I can’t remember where I heard this, I heard someone once say, “You can’t get rid of old habits, but you can replace them with new ones.”

It’s a fantastic principle and it’s one that will help you survive in your fat loss efforts and as you keep replacing old habits with good habits then you will eventually be bringing yourself into the fitness lifestyle.

THE FITNESS LIFESTYLE IS NOT A DIET!

The fitness lifestyle is where you want to be. A person with a fitness lifestyle is someone who lives and breaths because of the healthy life habits that they have developed.

THEN WHAT’S A DIET?

It’s like a person climbing a wall and running along top the wall; eventually they fall off the wall.

With a diet you are ‘usually’ not developing a new habit that will benefit you or be one that you can sustain for the rest of your life. That’s why all the commercial (unhealthy, fast weight loss) diets that you have tried have failed you because they take your mind and body out of balance and you can’t sustain that as a habit.

For example; swapping pills for meals

  • You are not learning a new habit
  • You are not learning about nutrition
  • You are not going to be able to sustain eating those pills forever

Don’t go on a diet, because you’ll come off it; take a longer but more permanent journey by replacing some of your habits that are keeping you back from fat blasting with ones that will cause you to succeed.

Remember ides or goals that you don’t write down don’t exist!

Bring your new habit into the first step of existence by writing it down. Get a close family or friend that you trust and make them your ‘accountability partner’; tell them about the new habit that you want to develop and ask them to help.

Ask your Accountability Partner to;

  • Call you up/meet with you to ask how you are doing replacing your old habit
  • Maybe they can join you and both of you replace an old habit with this new one

SO HOW LONG TO REPLACE AN OLD HABIT WITH A NEW ONE?

30 days! (Scientifically proven to be one month)

WHEN TO START?

NOW!

WHEN IS NOW?

Zero to Five Seconds! Get Going!

Comments

Comment from The Fitness Diva
Time September 4, 2008 at 2:49 am

Sounds good to me! Yep, replace the old stuff you used to shove down the old gullet with better, healthier foods.
It’s not easy at first, but then, before you know it, you’re doing it without even thinking about it!

Good luck on your continued weight loss!

Comment from admin
Time September 4, 2008 at 9:21 pm

Hi Fitness Diva, thanks for dropping by and for the encouragement!

Take care,
Andrew

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