Discipline = Freedom.
People avoid being weighed down by accountability.
Discipline is Mastery. The degree of effort put into any domain of life discloses how much it actually means to you.
Don’t be fooled by the pictures. This is just the first two weeks. Most of the weight in pic#1 is water retention and inflammation.
I was feeling like shit mentally and physically a couple weeks ago. I hadn’t been that heavy in a few years, and by the way I was consuming I was certainly not on the path of feeling better.
The real aesthetic improvement is yet to come, but lies secondary to the energy, strength and motivation I’ve taken back.
I get out of bed everyday excited. My body feels strong, youthful and alive... exactly where I want to be.
Stay tuned for more updates, and special thanks to @saraclark77 for the food program!
A Kodak moment of my daily meal plan.
My energy has spiked up since @saraclark77 has made me a new plan.
Disciplined eating like this can help you feel healthy, young, vibrant and strong.
The real trade off is how clear my mind works when I’ve running clean fuel in my body.
Inflammation is dramatically reduced, I wake up wide awake, and I’m jacked to get my workout in everyday.
Balance is key though.
It’s important to refrain from getting obsessive over a program like this. It tends to consume you and the mere thought of a cheat meal can cause guilt and shame. Living in this cycle can be detrimental to your health.
The good news? Discipline like this is mastery in the works. Always make sure to get a good coach when starting a program like this. Someone who is knowledgable, has created results for themselves, and created results for others.
I’m an athlete. I train hard six days a week.
I average 15minutes cardio and 45-60minute weights.
I mix heavy weight/low rep days with light weight/high rep.
The importance of eating right and supplementing to nourish the body and peak performance plays a critical role in developing a strong, athletic body.
I like to try out different types of (over the counter) supplements and see how my body reacts. I’ve tested a lot of stuff out there and honestly, most of it has been shitty. There’s a few I’ve stuck with though.. glutamine, preworkout, BCAAs, Protein.
The one I’m loving the most right now is pump intensifiers. They make me feel like a beast in the gym and I look forward to getting in there and ripping it up.
Here’s my daily stack I’m taking right now 💥
I think I’ve lost a little definition 😂
Heaviest I’ve been in 2 years.
Crazy how I’ve responded to increased stress.
Most of my weight gain is a result of the last couple months (mostly the last few weeks) and how I’ve let my dietary discipline slip.
My workouts haven’t changed; minimum 5 days a week with a mix of cardio and weights.
Christmas season passed and I lacked motivation to get back on track with the same diet plan I’ve been following for the last two years.
Instead of asking for help, I started winging it on my own, eating larger meals less frequently with lots of snacking in between.
I’m realizing now (4 months later) how much I’ve been procrastinating to get back on track and the effect it’s had on my overall health.
Truth be told, I feel like shit right now. My joints are hurting, my body’s inflamed, and I’m tired, groggy and sluggish.
Life is going to drag us through the dirt.
Nothing is certain nor permanent.
Mastery is the ability to govern our emotions (internal state) and engage actions that leave us empowered in all domains of life.
Sometimes our low points can be the best thing for us. We are forced to wake up and overcome procrastination and resistance to life.
And only in this way can we truly know what we are capable of.
Stay tuned for the next few months while I get on my new program (provided by @saraclark77 ) and transform my body.
The day we say goodbye.
I don’t know if Loss ever gets easy. This one is certainly no exception.
It hit me like a ton of bricks last week when I got that text from Lee asking if Danilo had passed away. He had read someones post on FB saying RIP Danilo, and text me to see if it were true.
I opened my FB account to discover the sad truth. Danilo was gone.
It wasn’t long before word had spread. Only moments passed before I was connected with people I hadn’t seen in over 20 years.
The outreach of comments and connections stole the internet, and it said everything about the heartfelt impact this man had on peoples lives.
The course of the last 10 days have been flooded with tears, shame, guilt, joy, anger, love and laughter.
All week I’ve been Replaying images of that first day we met when we were 11, walking towards each other in Dover and having no idea of the tales that would weave our future together.
I’m reminded of the brutal impermanence of life.
I have memories from of a side of life I never would have known had it not been for D. I take pride in my past and I spoke about him with pride.
Although we drifted in different directions years back, I always assumed there was tomorrow for us to catch up. That opportunity is gone now.
I can’t help but to feel the pain of his loss. I’ve never slowed down enough to seriously reflect on admiration and love I have for Danilo.
My tears this last weak tell a lonely story of how much he meant to me.
Death is this great mystery in life that disrupts all certainty and any sense of comfort.
We tend to relate in our mourning but may never truly understand how another grieves in loss.
For me, this past week opened me to the impact of how much he meant to me with a heart wrenching realization that I wasn’t a part of his life in his final years.
But now im left with the very best parts of him, a kindled spirit that defined his soul. He had this compassionate way that always put others interests at heart. A stillness that kept you safe and at home. Always willing to go with the flow, placing no judgment on others with no need to fix or change the people around them. You were always free to be yourself w