WEEK FOUR: THE FIRST MONTH
Well, a new lesson has been learnt this week, and this first month in fact: that even on a no-sleep day, I can still manage five minutes workout, which will count towards the overall mess that is my weight loss journey. It is a mess you’ve got to admit, with barely a drop of sweat or aching muscle to show for it. But I’ve got to keep it going.
I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!!!!!
It’s kind of becoming a motto at the moment. No matter what, tiredness, whatever, I’ve got to do something every day, even if it’s for five minutes. I’ve been trying to do some “homework” every day this first month, writing in my fitness bible (I might share that with you one day), watching videos of Jeff Cavaliere, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, and many others, talking about their experiences with fitness. I mean… have you seen the Rock’s DAILY diet plan?!! I mean, the man eats 7,000 calories a day, in anything up to 10 meals a day! It has put me in a fitness mind, trying to watch at least one video a day, learning something new each day.
I haven’t yet done a full workout with the new loop bands that is provided on the carry bag. I did have a go at pulling it like drawing a bow, definitely a bit tougher than my original resistance band. We’ll see, eh?
Anyway, my current favourite go-to cardio exercise is (or was) jogging on the spot for 30 seconds, and then sprinting on said spot for 10. Now, I’m looking to do 20 seconds and 10. No break!!!! For ten minutes!!!!
Friday’s weigh-in was awesome.
That’s a loss of 4.7kg in four weeks!
And my food intake is starting to change, especially with eating out. I actually had a skinny chicken burger at Wetherspoons instead of the usual mega-something-burger and mountains of chips! To be fair the skinny chicken burger is just a thick chicken breast in a bun, with a pile of salad on the side! But it was delicious with some light mayo!
DID YOU KNOW?
“Can you smell what the Rock is cookiiiiiiiiiiing?” Dwayne Johnson’s typical meal plan is nuts:
Meal 1: 10oz cod, 2 whole eggs, 2 cups oatmeal
Meal 2: 8oz cod, 12oz sweet potato, 1 cup veggies
Meal 3: 8oz chicken, 2 cups white rice, 1 cup veggies
Meal 4: 8oz cod, 2 cups rice, 1 cup veggies, 1tbsp fish oil
Meal 5: 8oz steak, 12oz baked potato, spinach salad
Meal 6: 10oz cod, 2 cups rice, salad
Meal 7: 30 grams casein protein, 10 egg-white omelette, 1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms), 1tbsp omega-3 fish oil
► “I do cardio 4–5 a.m., then take 4–6 scoops of Optimum’s Amino Energy.”
► “After cardio I eat breakfast [Meal no. 1].”
► “After breakfast I hit the iron for 90 minutes.”
► “Post-workout I have 60 grams Optimum Nutrition’s Platinum Hydro whey with 15 grams of glutamine.”
► “Thirty minutes later I consume 32oz of Gatorade.”