Saturday, December 23, 2006

Day 45 Pics: 14 Years Later, I Claim Victory Over My Board Shorts!

12 Week Fat Loss Challenge

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

Day 45 of 84

Status: Round 5: Rest and Recovery Period ( Day 1 of 3)


Let me explain...I had a weird flashback today.

I was rummaging through my wardrobe trying to find some summer clothes for my Christmas vacation to Australia.

They are all stacked at the back gathering mothballs for two very good reasons.

The first is because it is winter time here in Japan now so I have no need for summer clothes. The other reason is that even if it was summer time in Japan I still wouldn't be wearing any of those clothes.

This is because I haven't had a physique in the last 6 years that required wearing my summer gear! I was the kind of guy who would wear oversized long sleeve tops and baggy pants to hide my gut during summer. There is no way on earth I would ever even have considered wearing something as revealing as board shorts!

In fact I used to sweat my ass off at work wearing suits during the summer time. I got lots weird looks, probably something like "Hey Tomoko, why is that guy in a suit? Its 35 degrees in the shade!"

Anyway, back to my story, as I was packing my suitcase I found a pair of board shorts I got for my 18th birthday! That is 14 years ago! You wanna know a funny thing...they hardly look more than a week old! They haven't been worn since a few days after my 18th birthday, because during that time I started working at Sizzler Restuarants. With all the staff discounts I stacked on a spare tire around my gut in no time.

But this is not the flashback experience I am talking about, this one is much better. About 6 months ago I started a short-lived physique transformation program. I only lasted a few weeks before I made some lame excuse to myself about how difficult it was, and quit soon after.

And check this! Just as a gag I thought I would take before pictures in my 14 year old board shorts. The look on my face seems like I am laughing, but I'm definitely not. More like grimacing in pain. It was a brutal struggle just to get them up that far. I'm serious! It took me a good 30 seconds to get them past my thighs.

Anyway, right now there is a happy ending to this story. Before I packed my boardies in my suitcase I thought I would amuse myself by doing today's Day 45 pics in them. you can see, just a slight difference in fit!(and tan). Boy I'm glad I started this thing 6 weeks ago. The timing couldn't be I can wear my boardies instead of my baggy pants on the beach in Surfers Paradise!

Well, I gotta wrap this up now and hit the sack. I have to get a good night's sleep tonight so I don't mess up my body clock for the flight tomorrow night.

I'm going to have a rest over the next 3 days, I've worked my butt off the last 18 days so I think I earned it. I will recommence my workouts on December 27.

From that point I will have exactly 36 days to carve out a six-pack following David Grisaffi's "Six-Pack In 36 Days" advanced ab circuit training program (I just renamed his book because I only have 36 days instead of 6 weeks!).

Here is the direct link to David's site: Firm and Flatten Your Abs

Important Disclosure: This link will give me a commission if you decide to buy. However, if you do purchase through this link I will be happy to answer any question you may have about how to implement David's advice (after you have read his book).

Within 24 hours of your purchase you will receive an email from me. This will come from my private email address that I check multiple times daily.

I will give you a detailed answer to any question you may have as you progress through your physique transformation journey.

When you do ask me a question you will recieve an answer from me within 24 hours no matter where in the world I may be.

Disclaimer: I know David's book back to front as I have printed it out and constantly refer to it when I am fine-tuning my abdominal training program. I have used David's book successfully thus far by implementing his "7 Level System".

However, neither David nor I can guarantee you results if you decide to buy. The results you get will be directly proportional to the effort you put in.

Anyway, I won't be posting here again until December 27. From then I'll be posting daily updates from Australia and Hong Kong over a two-week period. It'll be mad, I'll be up and down Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in and out of gyms and hotels getting my workouts in and celebrating Christmas with my family. But, like I said yesterday I have a plan, so there is no need for me to panic.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, especially to any members of Tom Venuto's excellent fat loss support site who are reading this (Link opens up new window).

If you are not a member yet check it out, it'll be the smartest play you could make if rapid-fire fat loss is your goal.

Peace, AJ

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