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Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 4

5 workouts....4 days. Not a single lapse on the nutrition side. I'm feelin' pretty darn good.

I guess what they say is always right, it's all about what motivates you. Like I said, I started this journey once before, back in February. Everything was going smoothly, just like it is now. I was doing the workouts daily (skipping one day a week, which I don't plan on doing this time) and following a nutrition plan, eliminating soda, sweets (as in chocolate, candy etc) and focusing on portions. I was going pretty strong for three weeks and then fell off due to a surgery.

Not only do I not plan on falling off this time, I WON'T fall off this time. I can break both legs and I'll just ask Dally on twitter if he can suggest a super modified position for broken table, haha.

Yesterday, I had what, in the past, may have thrown me off track. Due to all the fresh vegetables I'm consuming (mostly spinach) my system is in a minor adjustment period, and by minor adjustment period I mean I spent two hours sitting in the bathroom yesterday. (TMI, I'm sure.) It lasted through most of the night until I finally got comfortable and was able to sleep. I woke up this morning unsure, but I put in the DVD and went to work. And you know what? I owned that M*****F*****.  Had my breakfast and went to work, feeling great all day. What could have been an obstacle in the past was something I just pushed past and did what I had to do.

While the purpose of this journey is to look damn good for my bride on our wedding day (which is now officially 360 days away) it's funny how this whole thing all works.  My biggest motivation is also my biggest support. She has adjusted our menus at home to things to keep me from falling "off the wagon." Tonight's dinner was an amazing combination of squash and zucchini, cooked up like a Waffle House hash brown (without all the "bad for you stuff) and grilled chicken.

While that may not sound like that big of a deal to you, keep in mind, between the two of us, we have four kids. A 12 year old, 10 year old, 5 year old and a 4 year old.  So while we are keeping their menus the same (we never have eaten poorly as a household, she's just making changes to keep my calorie counts where I want them) for the kids, she's essentially having to make two dinners or at a minimum, making two different versions of the same.  That's pretty awesome if you ask me.  Then again, she is awesome, and that awesomeness is why I'm doing what I'm doing. Trust me, she's worth it.

This weekend will be a little challenging as we have all four kids all weekend and I work two 10 hour shifts, on both days, but I will find a way to do my workouts and own 'em. It's not an option.

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