Saturday, January 27, 2007

Day 80 Pics: Does This Qualify?

Day 80 of 84

Status: Round 8: Phase 3: Day 1


Well, what do you think? Does this qualify as a six-pack? Please say yes!

Ok, I'm feeling a little weird today. I have been so intensely focused on getting a six-pack at the expense of everything else in my life I felt like lightening up a little today.

The threshold for becoming "obsessive complusive" is a line I crossed a long time ago!

I have been drilling myself so hard recently that I feel I need to release the pressure valve outside of the gym...and this blog isn't helping my cause!

I originally started this blog as a way to hold myself accountable by forcing myself to post daily updates and pictures. Well, as you can see this blog has taken on a life of its own. I have virtually uploaded my life story onto this blog. I have revealed the skeletons in my closet for everyone to see.

Trust me, it is still not easy for me to look at my July 2003 pictures. I feel like I hardly know who that guy is anymore. In fact, I don't even know who the guy is in my Day 1 picture anymore. I really want to put the past behind me now and just move on to bigger and better things.

But, I feel that those pictures may help people who are struggling with fat loss or are in a rut. That's why I continue to post those "before" pictures, even though I would rather just erase them from my memory bank.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that this blog was originally intended as my "release" from the pummeling I was handing myself inside the gym. Well, this blog has become just as intense for me!

I sit here every night for hours on end revealing very personal stuff about the wierd and wonderful events of my life. Some of the stories I have revealed are feelings, thoughts and stories that even my closest friends don't know about me.

What's strange is that my "new friends" from all 4 corners of the globe now know these deeply personal stories. I looked at my stats last night and its true.

Would you believe I have now daily readers across Europe, America, Middle East, Australia and Asia? This totally spins me out!

This is an awesome feeling as I count down to my 84th day because I am now accountable to you and hundreds of other people around the world. This "fuels my fire" every day as I hit the gym to subject my body to those hardcore workouts you all know about.

In fact, if you are on a fat loss journey yourself I highly recommend that you start your own blog and document your own journey. There is no reason that I know of why you can't do the same.

When you do be sure to leave a comment on my blog notifying me of the web address. If you do that I will add you to my "Blog Roll" along with DD and Sarah. By the way, major props to DD, Sarah and John Bartlett for his shredded muscle. Check my Blog Roll to learn more.

Anyway, back to my original thought. Today I want to turn down the intensity a notch so I don't get all riled up inside recounting my "home invasion" story, like I promised yesterday. I need a break!

I will re-tell this story sometime in the future. But be warned, it doesn't make for light reading. It will be a harrowing account of real events that took place in my house 7 years ago.

My house was destroyed from the inside out, a knife was held to my throat and a rock the size of a soccer ball was hurtled through my front glass door. But believe it or not, there was one more thing even more shocking than all of this put together!

Ok I'm gonna stop now, or else I'll just keep continuing.

I'm gonna chill out now and go listen to some Rage Against The Machine!

Peace, AJ

P.S. Here are Day 80 pics for January 27, 2007


angela said...

You rock Adam! Great 6 pack!!!

I can relate to a lot of things you've shared with us. I am considering the fitness blog thing, but it will have to wait unitl i finish my exams.

Congratulations on your amazing transformation :)

Adam Waters said...

Thanks Angela! Thats an awesome comment!

If you you start a fitness blog I will definitely put you up in my Blog Roll. In the meantime, go hard with your exams!


Anonymous said...

Wow Adam ,
You've done such an amazing job of your body and your life with this blog and transformation.
Just wondering about whether you've set yourself future goals to keep your incredible momentum going?

Keep writing - your blog is the highlight of my day!!


Adam Waters said...

G'day Kel,

Thank you for your kind words. Comments like yours really fuel my fire to keep going.

I have set myself some pretty big goals in the future. If I had to say I would be at Step 2 out of 20 right now.

I have learned a lot since my last transformation 6 years ago. Thie biggest one is to not let my ego explode and party too hard like I did before. Because your body and life will eventually catch up to you.

Anyway, I will reveal my specific goal for the next 12 weeks after Day 84 very soon. Stay tuned!