This was a very challenging yet rewarding weekend. As most of us already know, weekends can be most difficult when trying to follow a diet plan, especially one a strict as this. As noted, I have 2 small children under the age of 6 and my wife is due with our 3rd child in less than 3 weeks.
Try explaining to your 5 year old why you are not eating dinner but you are having a shake at every meal â?? without saying â??Girls, your daddy is fat. He looks horrible with his shirt off. He is concerned that unless he makes a change NOW he wont either have the energy to chase, run and play with you as you so deserve or God forbid live long enough to watch you grow up.
He loves you and your little sister so much and fears that since he is your predominant male role model as you grow in life you may settle for some lazy, lethargic, fat tub of shit as your partner in life. You & you mom and the little baby inside her deserve better of me. â??
MEN, If you are a parent to a little girl, you know exactly what I mean.
So suffice to say I simply say that â??Daddy is getting stronger and this is only for a few weeks.â?? I then let them taste a sip of the shake and they happily trot off to the playroom.
BTW â?? I am not being a martyr (I read this in another blog post). I still sit with my family for dinner at night and if the kids want a bit more to eat I will get it for them. Iâ??ll prepare dinner as Iâ??m not a puss who wonâ??t â??touchâ?? food. I have a tremendous amount of responsibility in my house and everyone needs my â??Aâ?? game right now.
So back to the weekend â?? my time for the 5k was 30:59. Way slower than last year but I have not been training and I also am at least 10 lbs heavier than I was last July. I finished without stopping so that in itself was an achievement. Saturday night was my HSM.
Baked Salmon from Norway with fresh dill and lemon. 1 pan seared scallop (in EVOO) with sea salt and spices. Baked yam fries and steamed broccoli with lemon. Some fresh sun brewed iced tea sweetened with Stevia. I was in heaven. I truly appreciated the food, savoring every bite. Hereâ??s a picture. It was just TOO good not to share.
Sunday was the V-Burn challenge. I complete the circuit in 33:11. Holy shit was I sucking wind but man was it AWESOME.
I increased the intensity of my workout this morning â?? upping the weights from last week, but being careful not too sacrifice form.
So here I am, wrapping up day 7 (nearly 25% complete) and not one slip.
My goal for the 28 days is to lose 4 lbs of fat per week. So by the end of Phase 1 I will weigh 191 lbs.