Thoughts: Since I started my quest for fitness last year, I’ve been through three programs:
Body for Life
I’m now on my fourth transformation routine with SGX just because I enjoy the challenge of trying out new nutrition plans and workouts and gauging their effectiveness.
Because I feel that it’s important to get the cleanest results possible, I try to follow some basic rules when I embark on a new transformation journey:
1) Always give a program a minimum of 8-12 weeks before making any judgements about its effectiveness.
2) Do not tweak the program until those 8-12 weeks are complete.
3) Take progress photos and measurements every 4 weeks.
4) Follow the program’s guidelines as closely as possible–this includes both nutrition and exercise.
5) Come up with versions of your favorite meals that still fall within the guidelines of the program as soon as you can.
6) Whining, making excuses, and quitting are for shamming slackers.
Nutrition: SGX Non-Training Day eating pattern
(Details omitted by request)
Regular (Non-SGX) Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 18 cups
7:15 AM Steady-state treadmill (3.5 mph / 13.5% incline / 45 minutes)
9:00 PM Yoga for Athletes DVD
The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing bad to report; I’m an absolute stickler when I start a new program.
1. Got through another 45 minute high incline treadmill walk.
2. Stayed 100% on plan yesterday with only one evening prep time.
1. Pick up my car from my parents’ house tonight.
2. Stop by Target for more cheapo eggs.