1st V-Diet: 2005. 2nd V-Diet: Spring '09. Both went well. I was planning on doing another one this fall anyway, but thought I’d have made more progress. Long story short: I had too much fun this summer. This last month I’ve felt terrible b/c I pretty much squandered the hard work I did. (See previous V-Diet blog). And I’ve felt terrible healthwise b/c I’ve been slacking on prepping food and relying way to much on processed “low carb” foods. They chemicals and preservatives in that stuff (from low carb milk, yogurt, raps, bars) make me feel like crap-on-a-stick. Basically, daily stomach-aches don’t do much for my motivation. Like Fat Bastard says, “it’s a vicious cycle”. OH, and also, I’m not going to be going out drinking every wknd like I did the past month (stupid!). I’m still gonna go out, but I just won’t drink - which is fine w/me. I do it all the time, but for some reason I let loose the month of August (really stupid).
I know I can do the thing, but this time I have to do it and maintain it beyond phase 2. I did this after my first Vdiet, so I know I can do it now. I think my biggest problem after the last one was that I didnt’ have a lifting program lined up to jump into after phase 2. I’m gonna use the time that I’m on the V-Diet to find one that I’m excited about. I’ve been lifting since I was 11, and I love it. But I hate just f’ing around & making things up as I go along. I crave the structure of a good program.
So I’m gonna hit this thing again. I really miss feeling awesome about myself on a daily basis. I don’t have a self-esteem deficit or anything. It’s just that when my work-outs and diet are firing on all cylinders, I feel like a total badass. And I love that feeling!
Anywho, I’m 2 shakes in and about to hit the gym. W.O. stats to follow. I’ll get measurements and pics tomorrow.