For the last week I have made an effort to stay below 50g of sugar a day, get 7-8 ours of sleep a night, eat healthy meals/snacks and keep it booze free.
My Monday 5/18 7:30AM weigh in was 196.4 lbs
My Saturday 5/23 9:00AM weigh in was 186.6 lbs
Does taking active control of your diet, workout schedule, and sleep schedule have an immediate effect? For me it does!
This isn’t rocket science. This is accountability, this is commitment, this is being able to follow through and achieve a goal. At the end of the day, unless you have something medically going on with you (thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, you are pregnant, cancer, etc.) you should be able to “dial it in” for 2 weeks. It may not be as fun as eating and drinking whatever you want, whenever you want, but it does allow you to reset.
At the end of the day, during your fitness journey, losing weight is the most difficult part of the process. You have to realize where your bad habits are, and work to break them. When you are at your goals, it is MUCH EASIER, as you have typically learned what good habits you need to embrace. Plus the act of maintaining is much easier than “Losing Weight,” or for that matter, significantly improving athletic performance. Maintaining means doing what you are used to. Improving your fitness level takes you back to that commitment, follow through, and decision to achieve. That takes effort.
Sometimes I can rant, I know, and here is my latest:
“What do I have on my mind? (this is a fitness centric post, but you can apply it to many things) I am sitting here thinking that many people in SF need to get their priorities straight. Many people I know personally and many people I have just met have said, “they want to get more fit, that they want to take an active roll in how they age and perform.” So, I mention they need to find a place to work out, be accountable for what they do, what they eat and not be sedentary. Many disappear for a while, and when I see them again (Sometimes months, sometime years later), most of them are in a much worse state than when we had our first discussion. (more…)
This is a continuation of our progress. Started this week at 197lbs and I have been sticking to the diet, taking the supplements If weight loss is the end goal, I am achieving it. I don’t seem to be losing muscle mass, though I am failing occasionally mentally. This could be due to the fact that I have not completely stopped working out. (Though I have been dialing it back a bit, teaching classes more than training every day.) The mental stuff has been just weird moments of near senility/really stupid stuff.
Example: Today (Day 9) when I went to brush my teeth for some reason I reached for my contact solution instead of the tooth paste. Went so far as to pop the cap and turn it over, as if I was supposed to put it on my toothbrush. WTF? Hope this is a one off occurrence.
Yeah, I am over this program. See my final thoughts below! (more…)
Smurf and I began the BB Ultimate Reset on January 20th, and this will be a list of my notes/thoughts/results as the process goes. Also, I have a bit of an advantage as Smurf is an amazing cook, and has been doing my meals for me. (For the most part) Both heather and I are still working out as well.
Note from 9 days in:BeachBody did an OK job with the menu, as it is nothing special so far. They really need to up their game by creating multiple menus which are both seasonal and regional around local produce. The cost of the meals is not low, and shopping from a farmers market would be a HUGE win for people on a budget. Another note, their companion videos for the program are terrible.
My starting weight on Monday morning was 207 lbs.
Day 1 January 20th:
Breakfast: Good amount of food. Pretty Tasty, if a little bland.
Lunch: WAY TOO MUCH WAKAME in the Miso Soup. Gaaaa. the rest was good.
Snack: Skipped it
Dinner: Very good dinner.
Overall Feeling: Started getting a headache midway through the day that stuck with me until bed. (more…)
It is a new year, and FitFight is now 90% operational! (I’ll say 100% when I get the TV installed) With the new year, there is brand new promotion for all FitFight Classes (Sambo, Boxing, P90X, and Shuia Chiao. This does not include Lumen Fitness Classes) This Program is available for all current students, and all new FitFight members.
You can get up to 50% off for 2 months.
How to get 10% off for one month: Bring one new person to FitFight and have them sign up/pay for a monthly Program.
How to get 20% off for one month: Bring two new people to FitFight and have them sign up/pay for a monthly Program.
How to get 30% off for one month: Bring three new people to FitFight and have them sign up/pay for a monthly Program.
How to get 40% off for one month: Bring four new people to FitFight and have them sign up/pay for a monthly Program.
How to get 50% off for two months: Bring five new people to FitFight and have them sign up for/pay a monthly Program.
To qualify, the person MUST BE new to FitFight. This program will run from January 1st to January 31st.
You will recieve 10-50% off (based on the number of new members you bring into the club) off your February Club Fees. (and Possibly March if you bring in 5 members) This does not stack with any other discounts.
It’s time to get your eating back in order, and your life back on track. Sometimes we need a reset before we can start making headway. THIS IS YOUR RESET! Not a fad, not some internet mumbo jumbo. A science based diet/health reset to get you ready to take on the challenge of meeting your fitness goals.
I have done reviews of all the Insanity Asylum Workouts on the blog before, and I have now gotten a great feel for how good the workout is on the go. I have been in Las Vegas for the last 3 days for my day job, and I was a week into a new Asylum cycle. Instead of procrastinating and NOT working out, I packed a resistance band and my BeachBody workout ladder. Each ~45 minute workout was practically made for a hotel room. As long as you have even a small amount of space, you can get a great sweat going. Today I am doing Relief, and the only thing I don’t have for this workout is my yoga mat. (So, time to grab a hotel towel and use that instead.)
I’m just stoked as to how easy it is to get back on the workout wagon when you put your mind to it.
For me, this was a much needed workout, and YES, I did feel way better after. (Tuesday I did the plyo workout and then trained Sambo. I was pretty beat up) Ft the very end of this recovery workout there are some unnecessary moves, but all in all, a very good video to do. (especially if you know how to use a foam roller)
As you can tell, Tony’s love for the foam roller has deepend almost to obsession at this point. And I must say, even though we have 2 foam rollers here at FitLifeSF HQ, I need to get the sick evil looking foam roller. My standard density white foam rollers are not doing it for me. I need more pain. (But that is me)
I like how Tony takes the extra time to rehab, and condition the body this time through. It will be a big win down the line, and even though he had a stretching/recovery workout in P90X, the use of the roller here is a big win. Where this video fails a bit is the lack of specific instruction. There are a lot more ways to use the roller than he is showing, and a lot more effective techniques. It is a good introto using the roller, but you will very quickly want more. (For a beginner it would be nice to know “what not to do.” )
It’s is a well placed workout in the program, especially if you are doing more than just the P90X2 workouts. It will definately add to your durability, and help you to keep “Bringing It” for the weeks to come. Thumbs up.