Day 3

Wow, I haven’t been sore in like… many months! hahah

Workout

40 push-ups

Why such a wussy workout? I’m transitioning from a habit of not working out at all and avoiding all stressful physical activity. My daily habits have been sitting and laying down. Even using a screw driver would be exhausting, because I would have to bend down and hold that position for a while. I know, I sound like an old man! That’s because I’ve been physically living like one. It usually has taken me about 1 week to transition from complete slob mode into active/annoying mode. The annoying part happens when I get all anxious when I haven’t gone to the gym yet and I tell my wife all about it. All day. Every minute. Until I finally go. Then I tell her all about how good it felt. All night. Every minute. I’ll be there soon honey! haha.

Nutrition

Today was my first day drinking smoothies in a week. What a difference I feel when I finally get the smoothies into my system. Brooke made a smoothie for the family that was 75% power greens, frozen pineapple, frozen peaches, and 2 bananas. Plus chia seeds and water. Then, I made a full vitamix for myself of my daily drinker, which is 75% power greens, 3 bananas, frozen mango, chia seed, water.

 


Putting down those smoothies kept my eyes wide open. I mean like I had some caffeine. I had so much energy, felt hydrated. Loved it. I couldn't eat anything, nor did I crave anything except mandarin oranges. Odd right? Then, while running an errand at the grocery store, I saw a bag of something called Raw Tiger Nuts at the check out. I threw it in my basket and gave them a taste. They were so strange. They're not even nuts. They are in a classification called "tubers." Anyway, that's the first and last bag of Tiger Nuts I'll ever buy. Finally, at night, I ate a half a block of tofu, dressed up with Nutritional Yeast, Braggs Aminos soy sauce, and Sriracha right before bed.

30 oz of Brooke's smoothie
70 oz of my daily drinker smoothie
Handful of tiger nuts (gross)
4 mandarin oranges
Half block of tofu w/yeast & braggs
1 cup Tea w/agave (Brooke made it)

Why Is My Nutrition So Random?

I'm tapering off of a hedonistic habit of eating and moving into a structured hard-core body transformation one. Instead of forcing myself into structure, which will only backfire for me by self sabotage, I'm simply stuffing myself with smoothie so that my random binge choices are better and fewer. Give it a few days, and you can expect to see my up and down days dialed in.

 

10 Comments

  • Lauren

    Reply Reply February 4, 2017

    Where would you rate the tofu as bad to good food selection for this process? That actually sounds awesome

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 4, 2017

      Tofu is one of my favorites for protein.

  • Marcella Hanson

    Reply Reply February 4, 2017

    Just curious about the tofu. Did you just take it out of the box and cut it up and eat it with your toppings? Or did you cook it up a bit first, frying pan (without oil)?

    Thanks,
    Shelly (Marcella)

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 4, 2017

      Straight out of the box.

  • Gabrielle Vear

    Reply Reply February 4, 2017

    Hi Thomas,

    I’ve just watched the muscle building video on nutrition which was really informative thank you so much.

    As you know I am very lean and I need to put on muscle. I am after a sort of fitness model- long yoga look if that makes sense. I just want to look fit strong and toned and long as I am very short which I have never achieved. I’d love to be one day in a yoga magazine (I wish). My partner has been away for 6 months working and returns in mid march I would love to be able to reach my goals by then and show everyone else who thinks I too lean and look at me In envy

    Anyone about the nutrition and fitness. I’ve come from a background I’ve mainly doing cardio – running aerobics pump and yoga. I still want to continue cardio as I love it so what do you suggest and how much should I do.

    With the nutrition I just want to make sure I’m doing this 100%. You said to eat three meals a day until full. I usually eat to very full at night as it helps me sleep better or mainly out if habit but I find if I eat to I overly full for breakfast lunch I feel sluggish and bloated which I don’t want during the day as I am working. With the smoothie shed which I have been having from the challenge I can’t drink this in one sitting as I get very gassy and bloated so I’ve been having this over 3 smaller ones during the day. In the smoothie I have greens banana flaxseed and protein powder.

    In your nutrition video you said to have 3 meals a day which I’ve always done and if you are muscle building as well as the shed smoothie also include the muscle smoothie with every meal and optional food. Do I have the muscle smoothie only the days I do weights or do I have it when I do cardio as well? If I have protein powder in my smoothie shed should I cut this out and only have it with my smoothie muscle shake?

    Does this look right:

    Morning – smoothie shed (greens, banana or berries, flaxseed and protein powder) as much as I can drink which is usually 1/3 as I get gassy and bloated. Plus the muscle smoothie (almond milk protein powder and almond butter or a fat)
    Mid morning – smoothie shed
    Lunch – the rest of smoothie shed and the smoothie muscle
    Dinner – smoothie muscle
    I eat a very large meal which usually is
    Big block of tempeh or tofu with heaps of braggs and nutritional yeast
    Massive raw salad with loads of greens peas sprouts cucumber tomatoes etc
    Sometimes I’ll have sweet potato or quinoa or rice or mung bean fettuccine
    At night I always eat till I’m really full

    I’ve also got questions with the fitness video around pyramids as I was a little confused which I’ll send another email

    Thanks

    Gabby

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 4, 2017

      You need to really focus on weight lifting if your goal is to put on mass. Not that the cardio is taking away from it, but you only have so many hours in the day. You need to be eating to uncomfortable fullness every single muscle building day, which should be 5 days out of the week at least for you. Those are the days you do the protein shakes. Smoothie shred smoothies every day.

      • Gabrielle Vear

        Reply Reply February 5, 2017

        Hi Thomas,

        Thanks for replying. So on my weight training day when I add the muscle smoothie I don’t have to have it at every meal I can have it whenever ?. As I found the shred smoothie over breaky and lunch really filling so I thought I have muscle smothie in arvo and then big dinner and rest of muscle smoothie then

        Thanks

        Gabby

  • Gabrielle Vear

    Reply Reply February 5, 2017

    Sorry one more question should I cut out the protein powder I have in my shred smothie and only have it in the muscle smoothie. The only reason I add it into shred smoothie was for the chocolate taste

  • Ken

    Reply Reply February 11, 2017

    Hey Thomas. . I only saw 2 days of your posts and already so happy I subscribed. . So surprised you fell like an old man right now and was laying around not active. . I never dreamed that of you. THANKS for being so real.. We love you for your honesty. This gives me so much hope that I know I’ll kill this once and for all! BYW For me to build muscle what do you think of me doing crossfit on down days and kelle ball training on muscle building days? I found potential trainers for both

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 11, 2017

      Glad you joined Ken! Cross fit and kettle bells are good for down days. Neither will build muscle fast

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