Friday, December 22, 2006

Day 44 Pics: How To Enjoy Christmas And Come Back In Better Shape!

12 Week Fat Loss Challenge

Start: November 8, 2006
Finish: January 31, 2007

Day 44 of 84

Status: Round 4: Phase 3: Day 5


Today will be a very short post as I have to prepare for my trip to Australia for Christmas. This will be a two-week trip where I will be surrounded by all manner of Christmas cheer. The joy of seeing my family and relatives again, the thrill of opening presents on Christmas morning, and of course the traditional Christmas lunch, dinner, dessert and any other food that may be laying around!

However, the circumstances are different for me this Christmas. Being in the middle of a 12 week physique tansformation I have to call on all my reserves of discipline to make sure I don't go overboard during the Christmas holiday period. This is an extremely critical time for me, every single day matters if I am to be the recipient of a six-pack on my birthday, February 1st, 2007.

This is where planning is important. Two weeks ago I wrote down my daily training and nutrition schedule for the following four weeks taking me right through to the day I arrive back in Japan. I even delayed my hard-earned "free day" by 3 days to coincide with Christmas dinner.

Keeping up a regular training schedule is also important. This means knowing where the closest gyms are and having all your gym clothing and equipment ready to go. If you too are in the same situation this Christmas I would like to point you to a great article that addresses the issue of balancing your training and nutrition with Christmas holiday obligations.

The article is written by Tom Venuto who explains a step-by-step process to not only keep in shape during the holiday period but to actually come back in better shape than when you left. That is truly thinking "outside the box", something I wouldn't have even considered possible until I read his article.

I have printed out and attended to the points that Tom raises, I advise you to do the same if you are stressed out about how not to "fall off the wagon" this Christmas. Here is the link:

Burn The Fat Blog

Here are Day 44 Pics for December 22, 2006.

Peace, AJ


Misaki said...

Merry Christmas from Spain... And good luck keeping up your amazing transformation!

Reading your blog has been the definitive wake up call for me.

I've also delayed my free meal til Christmas day ;)

Adam Waters said...

Thank you for your kind words misaki, Enjoy your Christmas dinner!

Phil said...

Fantastic Blog Adam, most inspirational, I feel really motivated once more, i feel you turned up @ the Inner Circle just in time, maybe it was meant to be!.

Any how Good luck, hope you enjoy that Chocolate cake on your birthday :)

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Adam Waters said...

Thanks for your nice words Phil, I think it was meant be as well!

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.