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

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20150117

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.


20150113

Explaining The Challenge to a Coworker

Coworker: "So, what competition is this?"



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



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.

20141229

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.

263...

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 Bodybuilding.com!

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.