Here I go again…First off, I have completed the V-Diet once before in November of 2008. It was an amazing journey of mental strength and in the end I lost 28 pounds (from 227 to 199).
I managed to eat and drink all of those pounds back on and added a half-pack a day smoking habit to the mix. Two months ago I quit smoking cold turkey and the habits of my mind began to change.
I am currently on day 6 of the old protocol (I had a lot of the supplies left over from my failed effort. I feel VERY confident that I will complete the program again this time.
I will post before pics ASAP…I didn’t even weigh in as ultimately pictures are worth 1000 words anyway and I already know the results in terms of weight loss from my previous efforts.
My training protocol is simple: the Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program (ABBH) and I play recreational hockey as well. My rationale for this is simple it is fast and effective, and I like the increasing intensity of the program allows me to “ease” back into the workouts (it’s a rude easing in, but week one is typically not horrible anyway). I understand that likely it will be a difficult challenge to increase my weights and reps through the diet, but it puts the weight program on the same timeline as the diet.
Oh and did I mention that I work 18 hours a day 3 days a week and 8 on the other 2 with Saturdays and Sundays off!?!?! (kinda puts time at a premium!!!)
My motivation to complete is simple…#1 is to kind of surprise my girlfriend with a new bod for when we hit on the beaches of Cabo in April (although she sees me daily right now it is often in passing with our work schedule, and I crawl into bed late at night when I get home from my second job, so it might be a shock when she see’s me in beachwear) AND #2 is to be able to post pics on here as PROOF that I GOT IT DONE!!!
Anyone else close to day 6 so that we can act as motivation and encouragement for each other? It would be nice to have an online support group for this one!!!