My Personal Fitness Project: Ground Zero
It’s time. I officially started the project today. Below are the facts.
My diet will consist mostly of the following staples:
|Meats and Proteins
||(Theoretical Six-Pack goes Here)|
I will improve upon and refine this list of foods over time as I continue to establish a routine.
Why This List?
I’ve lost weight and have been in shape in the past. However, I did so when I was able to spend several hours per day in the gym. These days, that’s not very practical for me. I decided that I wanted something that was fairly easy to follow. This means, minimal time spent in the kitchen and no rigorous calorie counting requirements. My other concern with calories is that this information isn’t always reliable or readily accessible. This makes eating simple: stop when I’m full.
The foods needed to be highly accessible not only in the grocery store, but also in a restaurant. I eat out at least once per day. Typically I will consume one item from each section (with the exception of Supplements) with every meal. Sustainability is an important requirement for whatever plan I follow. I will not get any less busy as life goes on. With this system, I don’t have to think much about my next meal.
For the time being, my workouts will last a minimum of 30 minutes per day, six days per week; cardiovascular exercise for three days and strength training for three days. Each exercise will target a specific area. On strength days, I will focus on either Upper Body, Lower Body, or Core exercises. On cardio days, I will switch back and forth between running, biking, and rowing. To provide variety, I will experiment with the kettlebell also.
Most of the data I am operating on comes from this book and this book, with modifications. Body-for-Life worked for me in the past and Four Hour Body has referenced bits and pieces from the BFL brand. Most of all, it’s backed by what I believe to be verifiable data and it made sense. I know BFL works because I’ve seen the results for myself in the past.
I cannot legitimize progress if I do not measure results. Here are the baseline Stats:
||Size Measurements (inches)
Total Inches: 235
||(Sex Appeal Goes Here)|
The Fun Part
One day per week, I can eat whatever I want in however many quantities that I want, provided that I have followed the plan for the previous six days. Hello pizza and pancakes!!
For specific questions about my diet or my exercises, simply make a comment and I will respond.
I will perform the test again on January, 24th 2011. If I’m not working at all, it will show. If I’ve done well, it will show. Numbers don’t lie, (un)fortunately. Until then, stay tuned via Email or RSS. Thank you for reading.