The Apocalyptic/Dystopic/ and-or Utopian Visions of an Intellectual Renaissance Man of Biblical Proportions.




Establishing a Rhythm

I'm nearly a week in, and I can feel the pull to slump. I know. It's early. I feel that pull, but I haven't given into it. Right now the important thing is making sure that I'm really paying attention to my eating. It's the weak link for me. My office sees a constant parade of garbage junk food marching through and the pressure to go out to eat with my co-workers is intense. I'm not giving that up. I'm just fine with the food I bring with me. For the first time in my life I can feel myself ignoring those things more and more. It feels really good! If you think you're susceptible to such pressure in your daily life, just stop and take a breath. Understand that the foods that you see aren't going anywhere. You can choose to not eat them and be totally fine. I'll live without a Reese's peanut butter cup for right now. This mission I'm on is far more important to me than that.


Explaining The Challenge to a Coworker

Coworker: "So, what competition is this?"

Me: "It's a 12 week transformation challenge through"

Coworker: "And what do you do?"

Me: "I work out, eat clean and could win $80k."

Coworker: "Is it a CrossFit thing?"

Me : "No."

Coworker: "Do you have to fight anyone?"

Me: "NO! It's just training and nutrition."

Coworker: "Are you going to tan?"

And that's where I walked away.


263: I wish that was my IQ...

In dialing things in, I have found that writing helps. It puts everything right in front of me. I can go back and look things over, finding meaning and connections where once there were none.


Transformers, Roll OUT!

As 2014 draws to a close and we look to 2015, one expects to find all kinds of possibilities. That's certainly the case around the Lillich house. Stacey and I are gearing up for a New Year's Transformation, brought to you by!

I've been reading up on nutrition and lifting and it just feels different than before. Using Bodyspace to track the workouts will be a challenge, as to date I've either not logged or have been using Stronglifts' Android app which is pretty limiting (basically it works with their program and that's about it).

My goals for this: Total transformation. I want people who know me to wonder who I've become. I do not want to look the same as I do right now. I'm overweight, tired, and I'm sure my heart isn't healthy. I eat well enough, but I need to take this to the next level if I'm going to win this thing.

About that, this winning thing. I've never won anything in my life. I suppose one could chalk that up to never really applying myself. With that, know this: I am resolving to apply every ounce of my effort, knowledge, and skill to this. There's nothing stopping me, other than my own fat laziness.