Here's what I'm talking about:
Today at my training session I got a nasty reality check. It hurt but I guess he knew that's what I needed ...
My amazing trainer David (who is a great combo of patient and drill sargent) told me under no uncertain terms that I have to start being accountable and start actually working hard if I want to see results. He called me out on not working out as much as I should be, eating shitty and being just generally lazy.
OUCH! The truth sure has a nasty sting to it sometimes.
BUT he's right and as much as that may suck, its the truth.
I have a goal I want to achieve and I am no where near it. And you'd think at this point I would have realized that my powers of visualization are not as strong as I think. No matter what I may think, I cannot WILL things to happen. I'm good, but not that good.
So, his instructions to me were this:
1) Make Goals: He wants to see a 1 month goal, a 3 month goal and a 12 month goal.
OK, that's not so bad ...
2) Keep a food diary: I have to track everything I put in my mouth AND he want to see it every time we meet up.
3) Work out MORE: I have to amp it up to at least 3 workouts a week, and that DOES NOT include our intense 1 hour sessions once a week
OK, well I guess its not all the unreasonable.
So I started when I got home. I grabbed a small note book I had and jotted down the days food intake. And honestly, today was a good one. No excess sugar, no junk food, minimal carbs ... but not a lot of protein or water.
And here is what I had for dinner: Sauteed purple yams with light salt, grilled pork tenderloin a la Phil, grilled red pepper strips and some coconut basmati rice.
So I guess Day 1 went OK, room for improvement but overall - OK.
Let's see how tomorrow pans out ...