Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Day 329: Eat Clean, Shred Hard, Think BIG!


As I was cruising through my 40 minutes of sub-maximal cardio today a thought came into my mind.

I got an intense feeling that the progress I make in the next 36 days is gonna define my short-term and possibly long-term future.

Fulfilling My Dream

If I am to fulfill my dream of becoming an online personal trainer (see poll in the right-hand nav bar) I gotta practice what I preach big-time for the next 36 days!

The reason I think this is because credibility is everything when it comes to personal training. Not only do you have to demonstrate that you have "walked in your client's shoes" and "dug yourself out of the hole" you also have to continually practice what you preach.

I'm gonna have to learn how to stay in shape all year round as other fitness professionals and top personal trainers do. I'm also going to have to ensure I don't go "off the rails" any time in the future and lose a lot of my conditioning as I did in that 95 day period.

I believe I have a lot to offer people who are struggling with fat loss in terms of mindset, accountability, training and nutrition but I can't teach what I can't do (or don't know).

I also come from a teaching background and I am extremely passionate about helping other people achieve their transformation goals. This was a major factor in why I started this blog in the first place.

I Must Exceed My M2 Results

Therefore, at a bare minimum I must exceed my Mission 2 six-pack results otherwise I would consider (and so would many other people) my Mission 3 results to be backwards progress.

I fully realize that I let myself go in the 95 day period between M2 and the start of M3. At the time I did have valid reasons as I neglected other areas of my life during the first two missions. I also sustained a wrist injury on Day 169 which put me out of action for 3 weeks.

However, the time for excuses is over. I'm gonna have to take my training and nutrition discipline to a whole new level over the next 36 days if I am to exceed my M2 results.

In short I'm have to practice my motto...every single day!

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!
Ok, time to get some rest (before I collapse on the keyboard!)

Adam Waters, NESTA-CPT

P.S. Below are Day 329 pics for October 3, 2007: Mission 3 Phase 2 - Day 34 of 70


Andrew said...

Hey Adam,

What will be the trigger for starting this online coaching/personal training. You are obviously very pationate about this and helping people but what do you think you need to accomplish in order to start turning your dream into a reality?

Take care,


Suzette said...

Adam, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to check in on my blog. What a difference a year makes when you are driven and determined to change your body and mind. Your drive and determination will surely propel you to your goal.

Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

Adam, I think your experience dealing with injuries and minor setbacks adds to your value as a coach and trainer. Having had the willingness to try and re-try (I LOVE that you posted all those before photos from over the years) is what makes me keep logging in and checking up on what you are doing. More than having a six-pack and achieving goals (although I do not discount the merit of your immense integrity and the power of setting of goals in your transformation), it is your humanity and stick-to-it-ness in the face of many seemingly false starts that sets you apart from many "industry experts." You have have given me the courage to try just one more time and to do what I can in my own journey in the face of my own setbacks. I wish you lots of luck in your new business venture. Also, I would like to remind you that MERCHANDISING is also a great way to build your brand. So, I'm still waiting for the opportunity to buy my Adam Waters RTP t-shirt. :-)

Adam Waters said...

Hi Andrew, first I have to finish Mission 3 successfully, then what I'll need more than anything is time. Working in a full-time job as I do now takes away most of my productive time because between blogging and training I don't have much free time.


Adam Waters said...

My pleasure Suzette, you are going great!A year does /can make a big difference, our blogs are proof of that.

Adam Waters

Adam Waters said...

Thanks Christy, I also wanna say that I enjoy reading your blog too! You are a great writer and extremely dedicated in updating your blog daily.

Merchandising? That still seems too weird to me! Maybe one day!

Adam Waters