Day 2 of the journey, and I’m hungry and tired. I assume that’s to be expected. I’m actually excited about the hunger part. I feel like it’s been so lung since I’ve been hungry since I’m so used to stuffing my face anytime I feel like it.
The most enjoyable part so far has been the NEPA walks. I actually started those last week. I’m a hospital pharmacist so I’ve been shooting for an hour every day due to the lack of walking I have to do at work. It’s a great way to clear my head first thing in the morning. In addition to that, I’ve begun reading The Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine for added insight into staying focused on my goals.
My meal yesterday was crock pot chicken and veggies (https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/simple-diet-for-athletes), and after not eating food all day, it was the most delicious meal I had tasted in a long time. I finished that off with a desert of a golden delicious apple. Today, since it’s my day off, I plan on making a sirloin steak, egg white omelet, and a sweet potato. My current plan is to prepare my work-week meals from the simple diet for athletes in advance since I work 1 week on and 1 week off. On my off days, I’ll be preparing them on individual days for whatever I feel like eating that day.
The prescribed workouts will begin today. I attempted to continue my 5/3/1 strength training yesterday and my lifts were a joke. I blame this mostly on the fact that I’m attempting to cut out the pre-workout stimulant supplements that I’ve been taking for years and have become accustomed to.
I plan to weigh at the end of each week because, frankly, I hate weighing myself. Hopefully, this will become more enjoyable as I see the number go down and know it’s just losing fat and not muscle.
My overall goal is to complete this, then start a micro-pa and indigo 3g stack in order to get down to my goal weight of 220. I have always dreamed of serving this country, but have been turned down 3 times due to weight. My grandfather was in the Navy and I’m hoping to at least join the reserves. I would go for full-time active duty but I’m about to propose to my gf and we’re going to begin building our dream home and start a family.