Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Day 84: 12 Week "Before & After" Pictures

12 Week Fat Loss Challenge

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

Day 84 of 84

Status: Round 8: Phase 3: Day 5


Mission 1 Complete! Without further adieu here are my 84 Day/12 Week before and after pictures.

Whoa! What a journey! These 12 weeks have changed my mind, my body and my life. After so many false starts over the last 6 years it feels fantastic to finally get my act together.

Like I have said previously I have enough before pictures to fill a family album. I'm not kidding, one day I'll show them to you in a high-speed montage.

Below is just one of my many "before" pictures taken in July 2003, along with the progress I made every 4 weeks over the last 84 days.

My life has changed in so many ways. First and foremost, my self-confidence and self-esteem has shot through the roof. You can see that just by looking at my pictures.

Secondly, I now keep the most important promises you can make...the ones you make to yourself. I set goals on a daily basis, hold myself accountable to those goals, and then take massive action to achieve them.

Posting to this blog and taking daily pictures of my progress have played a very important part of this accountability/goal setting process. If you are on a fat loss journey yourself I highly recommend you do the same. If you do I will put on on my Blog Roll in a flash.

Thirdly, I have rekindled my most important relationships, those with my family. Thank you guys for everything you have done for me and for your patience during the last 6 years when I went off the rails. I love you.

Fourthly, I have developed new relationships with people I admire and respect. Thank you Tom Venuto and Nick Nilson for your encouraging words and taking time out of your busy schedules to communicate with me. Thank you also to the members of Burn The Fat Inner Circle who have supported me and kept me accountable.

Last but not least I would like to thank my body! My body has gone through a lot of trauma in the last 6 years having to put up with ridiculous instructions from my mind! I have finally proven to myself that you can transform your body when you get your mind right.

This physique transformation (and blog) originated as an idea in my mind a long time ago. Once I made the decision to change, my mind sent instructions to my body to manifest this vision on a daily basis.

Once my body began to change it started to re-energize my mind. I now operate with a clarity and a focus that is fed by a positive cycle of energy between my mind and my body.

Before I sign off, I would like to say one more thing. THIS IS NOT THE END! This is the beginning. I will NEVER GO BACK to where I was before.

I WILL keep posting daily updates and pictures to this blog. I have a dual purpose for keeping this blog alive. I have many more goals and dreams I wish to accomplish. I will continue to hold myself accountable to my new physique goals which I will post here in the near future.

I also desire to give back. If there is one single person out there who is inspired by my journey to start their own accountability blog then that makes me happier than you could imagine. I WILL help anyone who asks, that is a promise.

One more thing...I will now fulfill another dream by getting certified as a personal trainer. I'll keep you posted.

Peace, AJ

P.S. I will be having my 33rd birthday celebration tomorrow night "live" on YouTube. I would be honoured if you could join me. There is no need to send me a birthday card, just post a comment to my blog!

P.S.S. Major props to my old and new friends, DD, Sarah, Rhez, BuffedStuff, John Bartlett and Josh for practicing what they (and I) preach!

P.S.S.S Even though I have no time for "energy vampires", negative people and skeptics I will post my blood test and polygraph results as soon as I can. In the meantime check below for close-ups of the two newspapers I was holding in the before and after pictures for absolute proof I completed this mission in an 84 day time frame.


Diane said...

I'm grinning as I looked at your pictures and read your blog. Huge congratulations and this may be one the "the" best birthday gifts ever huh? Have a super fantasitc day, and best of success in your future goals. One of my favourite quotes by Rick Hansen "there is nothing you can't do if you set your mind to it. Anything is possibe" DD

Adam Waters said...

Thanks Diane for all your support and kind words, even though we have never met I consider you one of my best friends.

Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

Been following your progress with great anticipation, the journey has been interesting for me and hard work for you!!
Congratulations on your determination and endurance to see the journey through. I have nothing but admiration for your courage and commitment.
All the best!


Adam Waters said...

Thanks Emuman, That means the world to me for you to say that.

By the way, I hear that you are the world's foremost authority on the wonders of emu oil, do you know where I can get some?


Anonymous said...

Hey Adam I just saw your video in youtube and its very good.. I am using it for inspiration.. I am about to begin the same journey as you did, my plan is a 90 days Transformation starting on monday (After tomorrow). I will go to the gym from Monday Thru Friday from 6:00 am to 7:30 (got myself a personal trainer) after that im going to do Kung Fu 3 times a week and Tai-chi 2 times a week. Im also planing to make a Blog, I don´t know if its gonna be in spanish or english since I speak both languages. Anyways, I would like to know if you have something to link your page.. I will take my first picture on Monday and will keep doing it till i finish my 90 days program...

From Venezuela.