Thursday, December 06, 2007

Day 393: RTP Time Machine - One Year Ago Today...


As I was coming home from work today I realized that a major milestone took place on this blog exactly one year ago.

That's right, 365 days ago on December 5, 2006 was Day 28 of Mission 1. I was 4 weeks into my real time physique transformation journey...and feeling unstoppable!

I "Knew" This Was The Big One!

The progress I made over that 4 week time period was better than any 28 day progress I had made over the previous 6 years of failed attempts to get back into shape. I just "knew" that this was the "big one"!

Sleepless Nights...

In fact I started having sleepless nights around this time as my mind was racing so fast just visualizing the next day's workout and nutrition plan. I would go over my pre-scheduled plan every night and stare at my visualization image for hours on end. I was programming my subconscious mind to expect success.

In fact, I was "already there" in my mind, I was just waiting for the universe to "catch up". This may seem a little "weird" but I firmly believe that this visualization technique was a huge factor in my Mission 1 success.

Total Immersion And A Healthy Obsession

The truth is this, if you desire to radically transform your mind, body and life in the shortest time possible you MUST totally immerse yourself in the lifestyle. You must spend every waking minute visualizing the success that has "already occurred".

The word "obsession" has negative connotations these days but I believe obsession is necessary when it comes to a full-blooded physique transformation.

Let's face it, this is not an easy thing to do in today's world as you must overcome a lot of negativity, skepticism and built-in inertia just to get the ball rolling on a physique transformation.

This is why I believe that you most definitely do need a "healthy obsession" with your weight loss mission.

Don't listen to those people who say that your "obsession" is "not healthy" or "you are in love with yourself"

The truth is, these people will also be the first to pat you on the back and congratulate you once you have reached the "summit".

Ok, that's enough preaching for today!

Click here if you'd like to check out my Original Day 28 Blog Post on December 5, 2006.

Until tomorrow...

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!

Adam Waters, NESTA-CPT

P.S. Apart from "reminiscing" I have another very good reason to put up this Time Machine picture now. Can you guess why?

P.S.S. I just realized that my Day 28 post was actually on December 5, 2006 (not Dec 6)! Anyway, I think you probably get the message from today's blog post!

P.S.S.S. Below are my Day 393 pics for December 6, 2007: Mission 4 - Day 18 of 125.


Luis said...

Hello My friend I have been trying to reach by mail but it seams dificult I really like what you are doing and would really like to be a part of it :) I started a little blog check it out tell me what do you think ok Thank you and man......... you are!!!AWESOME!!!:)
This is my blog.

Nick (UK) said...

Hey Adam!

Just got to say I’ve been following the blog for about a month now and its been absolutely inspiring! I’m on day 54 of what my own mission one and up until now its been going great! I’ve lost just over 17 lbs and I’m a lot healthier and happier for it!

But, recently over the last 2 weeks I seem to have hit a roadblock where I can’t seem to shift the last major bits of excess fat off myself! I’m going to the gym 4 days a week, eating a very controlled diet but I’m suddenly seeing very little success. I was wondering if you have any ideas how I might get over it (or through it)!. Here’s some info that might help your 'diagnosis' if you get a chance to look at it:

21 years old,
5’ 8.5” tall.
Starting weight was 171 lbs, 54 days later its 154 lbs (these are accurate figures).
My waist was 35 inches, its now 31.

My gym workout goes like this; After stretching I do a warm up walk on the treadmill for 2 minutes, then run for 50 minutes at 9.3 km/h without stopping, I then do an 8 minute cool down at the end (so I’m on it for exactly one hour). Calories burned is normally spot on 600. I then row for 15 minutes on level 7 out of 10 (which is 150 calories burned) and to finish off use the cross trainer on a medium setting for about 10-15 minutes (100 calories burned), mainly as a low impact cool down. So in all I aim for about 650-850 calories burned in a session depending on how much time I have.

Diet wise I’ve restricted my diet down to between 900 and 1100 calories a day depending on my activity. This may seem low but my BMR is also low. On an active day it lies at around 2000-2100 calories. I don’t feel ‘famished’ and this diet is quite satisfying. I aim for medium protein, low carb. My protein intake is nowhere near yours though, its usually around 70-80g a day. My adherence to both the diet and exercise has been without any major ‘accidents’, probably why I saw such rapid success to begin with.

I think the crucial factor may be that I was overweight (but not obese) as a child. My BMI was around 25.5 from age 13-20. This last bit of weight on me has been there for a good 7/8 years, and it just won’t budge!

Thanks so much Adam, looking at your pictures the thing that really stands out to me between day 1 and 391 is that smile. Look at day one and see how sad and almost ashamed you look, then look at 391, a big ozy grin, full of pride and motivation!

All the best, and I'm so sorry for the essay! I hope you get a chance to read it. :)

Nick (from the UK)

dalsgaard said...

Hi again Adam. You're really getting some attention compared to the first couple of hundred entries.

Oh well, I was wondering if you're familiar with the term nutrient timing. Appearently, though this form of nutrient appliances is pretty controversial, it's possible through nutrient timing to develop muscle while still having a really low body fat percentage.

As far as I've been able to gather, it requires a lot of planning and testing to master. It's about placing a really high-energy meal a period of time before a hard strength work-out in order to 'fuel the muscle' without it resulting in the fat gains that you would usually get from bulking and cutting.

Maybe it's something you might want to look up. I sure want to try it out at some point.

Sincerely, dalsgaard.

Debbie said...

Adam, wow, interesting how you say you believe the transformation needs to become an obsession. I've been down on myself before because this is all I think about. Loved hearing that consuming ourselves with it is key.

Thanks for your words today.


Adam Waters said...

Thank you Luis, Nick, Dalsgaard and Debbie for taking the time to post your questions (and kind words!).

Check out today's blog post (Day 394)for my opinion.


Michael said...

Nick, I'm going to step up and point out a few things I see immediately and then let Adam take it from there. I hope you don't mind, Adam, but there are some things that jump out at me.

First, I think you are doing way too much cardio. Slow it down a bit. Next, are you changing up the type of cardio you do? If not, you should be doing that because your body adapts. Next, you are not taking in enough protein. Your protein should be closer to 1 g. per pound of body weight. Finally, I don't see you mentioning weight training. Do you not lift weights? I am curious because lifting weights is an essential part of losing the fat.