Wednesday, December 30, 2020

 New Year's Eve Eve 2020

So, we are two days before the start of 2021.  No crying about what 2020 was.  I have my own personal hell that was 2020 that really doesn't have anything to do with what is going on in the world.  

I am not saying I wasn't impacted by the Shitstorm of Shitshows that was 2020 but I was having a rough year from Midnight Greenwich Mean Time 2020.

About October, I decided to let the Personal Pity Party just roll through the end of the year.  2021 would be different from the jump.  I know what you're saying, "Okay, tough guy, what are you going to do to make it different?"

I am going simple.  No big change the world, conquer lands unexplored, make a name for myself goals.  I am not even setting results goals in that sense.  I am going back to the pure simple basics.

75 Hard Challenge

A client brought this up.  It is simple.  Here are the rules:

  1. Work out for 45 minutes twice a day.  That's it.  No definitions as to what that means.  Just be active for 45 minutes twice a day.
  2. Eat on a plan and do not cheat.  No definitions.  Just follow your nutrition plan and don't cheat.  No sugar and no alcohol.
  3. Drink a gallon of water every day.
  4. Read 10 pages of non-fiction everyday.
  5. Take a progress photo everyday.
If you miss something, you start over.  No excuses.  Just do it.

Here are my guidelines:

Workout for 45 minutes twice a day.

In an ideal world, I get three workouts everyday.  First is a cardio session of some sort.  Second is a functional training workout using macebell, bulgarian bag, kettlebells, etcetera in my backyard.  Third is a bodybuilding workout at one of the local gyms.

Now, when my heart is acting bad or my energy goes into the toilet, I need an alternative.  One is taking the dog for a walk.  Simple, slow walking is doable.  I also have a standing desk.  It is not what I consider a true workout but standing at the desk is also a minimum activity.  

No.  Three workout days do not make up for missed workouts on the other days.  Rules is rules.

Lumen guidelines for carbohydrate.  Protein at 250 grams per day.  Fat on the remaining calories with a minimum of 30 grams fish oil.

The Lumen device adjust carbs based on the readings of your metabolism.  The protein recommendation it gives is much lower than I recommend following so I adjusted it by removing some fat calories.

Carb numbers do not include incidental carbs from non-starch vegetables.  Carb vegetables like carrots, peas, some squash, as well as obvious starches like potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, rice, corn etcetera will all be accounted for and come from that limit.

The fish oil is a long standing habit that I believe is key to being healthy and having an effective diet plan.

The minimum for success is to follow the carb recommendation within 15 grams. Calories have to stay below 3000 everyday (not including workout nutrition added by Lumen) and cannot exceed 20,000 for the week. 

Drink a gallon of water.

I don't think this one needs explanation beyond I have a 50 ounce mug.  It is my plan to have one full one done by 11 a second one done by 4. 

I am also going to make my 32 ounce wake up water a part of this.  Juice of one lime, two pinches of sea salt and slam it right after you wake up.  Easy peasy.

Read 10 pages.

Not a problem.  I do it anyway.  But I am going to track it.

Progress photo.

Fuck.  I hate douchebags taking selfies but rules is rules.

This starts from the jump.  2021 at midnight on January 1.

You in?

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