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Happy Thursday!

Today’s quote:

“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.” – Aldous Huxley

When we set goals and achieve them, we have improved. Then we set a new goal to stretch a little further. I use 13 weeks as a time-frame for achieving my goals, with the dream of achieving a certain end state.

Each time you achieve something, you own it. If you read 9 books during a 90-day period, who says you can’t push to 10 the next 90 days? The same follows for exercise. If you lift a certain amount of weight for an exercise after 90 days, push to the next amount of weight to work toward. Right now, for example, I’m at 180lbs on the bench. I want to hit 300lbs at some point. The key is tiny increments. Next time I bench, I’ll push to 185 or 190. Once I’m comfortable with these weights I’ll own them. The ceiling becomes the floor.

The key to pushing ourselves and stretching beyond our current limits is to track what we want to improve. Tracking our progress is the only way to really understand where we are and how we are progressing. If we hit a block, we have to get creative to overcome that obstacle.

Here’s one of my challenges. Losing weight is a big issue for me. First, because less body fat is healthy. Second, less body fat is more attractive.

I’ve been struggling with weight loss for the last year because I’m stubborn. I know how to lose weight, it’s just I don’t want to give up certain things I enjoy doing, like eating bread, pasta, and rice. Here’s the thing. My physiology doesn’t do well with carbs. When I avoid carbs or minimize them, the weight falls off. That being said, my adjustment to my diet will occur on November 1, 2017.

One of my goals is to reduce my body fat by 11%. I’m at 26% now but want to be at 115%. So, that’s 11% over the next 90 days, ending on January 24, 2018. I’m going to start a KETO diet on the 1st of November. This diet focuses on protein and fats as the primary food sources, with carbs coming from “above the ground” vegetables, like broccoli, green leafy vegetables, and cauliflower. I’ll keep you posted, starting on the 1st of November, with a diet progress report, separate of this workout. Wish me luck!

That’s it for today folks.

Until next time…

Dave