The FitID 30-Day Challenge!
When my trainer told me about the FitID 30-Day Before & After Photo Challenge, I knew I was going to have to step up my game and do it. The only real way for you to grow as a person is to challenge yourself, stretch beyond what you think could be possible. So I’m stretching and Saturday was Day 1!
So I posted my before pic on the FitID site and started reading “The Carb Nite Solution: The Physicist’s Guide to Power Dieting“. What an interesting book! The author Kiefer (yes, he only goes by his last name) is quite brilliant in how he developed the approach to rapid fat loss. Frankly, it turns everything upside down in terms of how you view carbs, fat and protein, and how they react in your body when you use them in various ways. The not-so-subtle manipulation of the body’s reactions is really key to “tricking” the body into losing that elusive fat. The exciting part of this approach is what he coins “Carb Nite”: that one day a week where you get to eat all those carby goods like pasta, cookies, ice cream, cheesecake and so on. His perspective on this approach, however, is very clear: this method is for you use on a short-term basis (up to 6 months) with the explicit purpose of losing excess fat. In conjunction with strength training (not cardio / aerobics), you build muscle underneath all that fat until there’s essentially this “big reveal”. I’m very excited to see how that all goes!
The next 30 days should be interesting! I’m actually planning on eating more regularly with more wholesome food, which by itself is a shock to my system. I’m generally lucky if I get 2 meals a day. It means being super conscious about that nutrition label for ingredients and the breakdown of its parts into fat, protein & carbs. Remember: sugar is EVERYWHERE and in a number of forms: regular refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, natural sweeteners, sugar alcohol.. the list goes on and on. That’s the big gorilla in the room to avoid because unless you’re dead starving, sugar is going to turn into fat however temporarily. As for fat consumption, look… it’s not the enemy. Use it smartly and it can be very healthy. My goal is to lose that stored fat, gain muscle (or reveal existing muscle) and consume more nutritious food.
Sidenote: If you haven’t seen “Hungry for Change“, you need to post-haste. Just because you’re eating, doesn’t mean you’re getting the nutrients you need to care for your body properly. That movie should kill anyone’s craving for diet soda & other crap food out there.
So, listen… if you’re up for the challenge, join me on FitID and sign up for the 30 day challenge (you’ve got until January 15th to do so — the current challenge ends on February 15th). Instructions are on the blog site. That healthy, awesome body awaits!