Day 2. Not my first day 2. And since we are being open here, I am not sure if it is a good or bad day two. I haven’t read all the blogs yet, but does having a salmon salad this evening really screw things up? I am not trying to be belligerent, just kinda wanna know the science here to be reassured that eating a salad with fish jacks up the end success.
Reading Dan Jon’s book, “Never Let Go.” He tells a story when he met a few great athletes and some of the advice they gave him. One of them was, “when something goes wrong, simplify.” Another is that we measure during the competition. Practice is practice, warm ups are warmps, but during the competition is where you have to show up. At 39, I have had a lot of warm ups. Maybe it is time to grow up.
Key point learned today: Nobody cares. I don’t mean this in a negative way. I mean that nobody cares about your new thing and if they do, it is only to tell you the smidge of nutrition advice they read in Reader’s Digest at the dentist’s office. I don’t take house buying advice from a professor in real estate that has no real estate. So, that guy with the new opinion that isn’t sporting 9% bf veins is not my authority. And in truth, no one is I suppose. I doubt I would follow any plan that someone I knew gave me. Yes, somehow things are different when I am online doing a diet that was written by a guy I don’t know.
Here is what I like:
- Simplicity - When things go wrong, simplify. This diet absolves me of all the pain and discontent of not knowing the new vegetable they said I should have in my salad. And, of not buying a crap-ton of groceries I won’t eat and don’t have the time to make.
- Cleansing - I already feel an interest in healthy foods that I did not feel when I ate crap. I am excited about the possibilities of resetting my brain and my palate.
- My secret - There is a great book out there on quitting smoking (shhh) that tells you to not tell your friends and family that you are quitting. In fact, the ones that push you the most are your worst enemy. You are not accountable to them. They are not responsible for you. They won’t have to live with your lungs. And if you DO make the change for the wife or girlfriend, what happens when they leave? So, this is my secret. I do my shakes in the locker room at work where no one else is.
Y > X: I am a 39 year old Naval Officer who has to lead. I can’t lead if I am a fatty. I want to be with a lioness - I have to be a lion. I believe that through the process of shredding up, I will face some demons that need to be faced… and walked past. I hate having a belly while having sex. I want my f’n abs!!!