Day 2

After getting back from a long 22 hour non-stop drive from Vegas, I laid in my own bed from 9:30am to 11:30am. Yup, I got up only 3 hours later. I was manic from the Monster energy drinks the day before. Not healthy, but damn I love a good caffeine high.

WORKOUT

Today was the first day I used weights. I grabbed some power block dumbbells and performed a small circuit of two exercises, a squat-push-press and bent-over bilateral rows. Each exercise was done for 45 seconds at a pace that took me to near failure. As soon as I finished the squat-push-press, I rested for 15 seconds, and then performed the bent-over bilateral rows. I was so out of breath after each 2, that I needed to rest for a few minutes. I completed 6 sets of each. I used 20 lbs for the first set and then 30 lbs for the rest of the sets. It kicked my butt bad.

Here’s a video clip of the workout so you get an idea of what I was doing and how to perform the exercises:

NUTRITION

My nutrition is already starting to shift dramatically. Brooke made a birthday cake that I knew was going to be so delicious, and I had no desire for it. Just 2 days into this, my cravings are starting to shift toward exercise and vegetables. I was more interested in my broccoli meal, because just before I walked into the kitchen, I had completed a circuit of my workout. Dopamine and nor-epinephrine. That combo is the ULTIMATE craving killer.

Check out this video explainer I did on this:

 

WHAT DID I EAT?

3lbs steamed broccoli with nutritional yeast and sriracha
3oz oily tofu plus a few bites of noodles at a restaurant (I just ate my kids left overs)
4 mandarin oranges
Tea with agave (Brooke made it – it was delicious, but not nutritious)

That’s seriously it. I was so full from the broccoli, I couldn’t think of eating anything else.

Have you ever wanted to see what a trip to Costco looks like for us? I took pictures of our entire grocery cart, as well as the bill so you can get an idea how much our food costs are per week. On average, we spend about $800/month on groceries.

 

8 Comments

  • Craig

    Reply Reply February 3, 2017

    Great post – very informative! Thanks. That’s a lot of broccoli! Haha

  • Kim Henderson

    Reply Reply February 4, 2017

    On one of your webinars someone asked you a qt. about supplements. I know your not going to take any for your transformation. I am a 57 yr. old female training for a figure competition. I am not taking any supplements and I am not seeing any results. That is one reason why I am going to watch you and see how you transform. Can you please tell me in your experience what I can take that should help. I need fat loss and to maintain muscle. I really appreciate your help, I know your busy. thank you, Kim

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 4, 2017

      Hey Kim! Supplements don’t take fat off of your body. You need to crush it with exercise. Whatever you are doing now, do 50% to 100% more. Use the zig-zag strategy. Kill all processed and refined carbs on down days. Block out at least 8 hours per week for just exercise alone.

  • Ashley

    Reply Reply February 5, 2017

    Just got back from Costco and just bought the same stuff you did. And this is what I gather I am doing:

    Fat Loss Days:
    -1 gallon of smoothie
    -Whatever whole foods (quinoa, beans, oranges, green veggies of all varieties… celery, snap peas, broccoli)

    Muscle Building Days:
    -1 gallon of smoothie again, or is that just fat loss days?
    -Protein shake (do I need to change ratios of ingredients you use because I am a female?)
    -Whatever whole foods (quinoa, beans, oranges, green veggies of all varieties… celery, snap peas, broccoli)
    -Tofu

    Does that look right?

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 5, 2017

      Just keep in mind that if you are full when drinking the smoothie, then you don’t need to get the whole gallon. Other than that, 100% correct.

  • Ashley

    Reply Reply February 5, 2017

    Thank you for your help! <3

  • Afont

    Reply Reply February 5, 2017

    Hi this is my question copied here for everyone 🙂
    For right now I really don’t want to drop weight I just want to loose fat in some areas and build muscle You said in the vid that some days would be muscle building and others will be fat loss and someone asked a question about that and you said that you could do more days of one than the other depending on goals. I am a little confused on how I should follow this. Should we just follow what your doing for now?

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 6, 2017

      Use the principles, but don’t follow everything to the letter. The amounts of food I’m eating and exercise will not be ideal for everyone. What makes me full could be 45oz, but what makes another person full is 22oz. I did 18 sets of 45s exercises the other day, but many others are in good enough shape to do 36 sets. I ate 3 bowls of spaghetti yesterday for no reason besides it tasting really good. Don’t do that lol!

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