Backdated for Educational Purposes:
On May 15th, I went to bed fully embracing the idea that the next morning I was either going:
to FOLLOW WITH GUSTO, a specific plan to lose weight for my powerlifting meet on June 13th
to NOT FOLLOW any plan.
And, depending on which plan I followed, I was either going to compete on June 13th as a
132 lb powerlifter
a 148 lb powerlifter.
(or heaven forbid, with all of the upcoming events and parties from my son’s High School graduation, a 165 lb powerlifter…which was NOT a 10 lb directional swing I wanted to take.)
My real goal, besides showing up and lifting as heavy as I could based on my practice/training, was to weigh 135 lbs and look as toned and youthful as possible when I turned 50 on June 26th.
To date, that goal was merely a desire…and I KNEW that if I didn’t take proper eating action on the 16th of May, I would not realize my real goal.
How was it going to turn out?
Fat and Frumpy at Fifty
Fit and Fabulous at Fifty?
May 16th began with a scale weigh-in at144 lbs. EGADS!
That meant that I needed to lose 12 lbs in 4 weeks…it was time to get busy.
My plan was to follow my favorite carb cycling routine (the plan that I used in the summer/fall of 2012 to get from 149 lbs to 131 lbs in ten weeks.)
This nutrition plan worked to get me to my goal before, and it was going to work again, I just needed the focus and mindset to follow it.
After that weigh in, I ate 2 boiled eggs, one 16 oz glass of water, and drank a half a cup of coffee.
At 10:00 A.M. , while working on my workout system product, my computer CRASHED. OMG…not again! Twice in less than a year.
A CRASH? Again!?! Think it was a curse? Nope! I see it as a blessing…well, kinda.
I picked up my phone and called my good buddy Armen ( I highly recommend you do the same before your computer crashes. This will ensure that you keep your sanity and insure that the intellectual property that you have on your computer stays safe (here’s his contact info: http://www.cssva.com/ ) God Bless Armen…not even exaggerating. He helped to get me back on my feet as I sat in his office all day fretting about my data.
Let me repeat that…I SAT IN HIS OFFICE ALL DAY.
Sitting in his office all day meant that I didn’t have access to peanut butter, cereal or any other carbohydrate calling my name.
That whole day sitting in his office began a positive cycle and was a huge step in the right direction of eating to lose weight (specifically fat) and keep my strength. I had now definitively and decidedly begun following the exact eating program I followed in 2012 to lose 19 lbs in ten weeks. It’s my coach, Tim Henriques’ carb cycling for fat loss eating program. If you’re interested in following it, you can find it at this link:
How will this end? Will I reach my goal?
I don’t know how it will all end, but, I DO KNOW HOW IT ALL BEGAN. I had:
- set a goal, and committed to it
- decided “go big or go home”
- broken the carbohydrate/sugar addiction