Sunday, December 16, 2007

Day 403: My Secret Blog Outed - Shredder Council Week 5 Wrap

Event: RTP Group Shred
Weekly Accountability Phase

Duration: 12 Weeks

Daily Accountability Phase 1:
October 26, 2007 to November 8, 2007 - Completed

Weekly Accountability Phase 2:
November 18, 2007
to January 8, 2008

Status: Week 5
December 16, 2007

Shredder Agreement:
Weekly accountability pictures/blogs for 84 days until January 8, 2008.

Shredder Count:

Certified Shredders: 16

Completion Prize:
Limited Edition Shredder Council merchandise from the RTP Store for 24 hours on January 9, 2008 at "cost price".


G'day Shredders,

In today's video I will discuss my "secret blog" for the first time. I am doing this because I feel it is time to address head-on about why I "failed" at this physique transformation blogging attempt and what I have learned since. This will be a multi-part series.

Shredder Council Week 5 Video:
My "Secret" Blog

Inside this video you will discover...

  1. ShredderSphere: Why there is no timeframe for the ShredderSpere.
  2. "Secret" Blog: A Brief Overview of why I am putting this blog up now.

Shredder Pact:

We will focus on the single daily actions that produce results.

We will "burn our bridges" and not look back.

We will never surrender.

Until tomorrow...

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!

Adam Waters, NESTA-CPT

Below are my Day 403 RTP Blog Daily pictures for December 16, 2007: Mission 4 - Day 28 of 125.

P.S.S. The contest is still going. Once there is a definitive result I'll let you know.

P.S.S.S. My "secret" blog has a collection of underwear shots on a worse scale than the pink tights I used to wear in Mission 1! Please be kind, I honestly was not confident about this blog ever seeing the light of day so I didn't care what I wore too much.


nick said...

What really jumps off the page to me about your previous attempt is how desperately unhappy you look in the pictures. Not a single smile, not even a subtle grin. I get the feeling from the blog and stuff you've said that it was a time in your life when you didn't have an awful lot to be happy about? (your weight included no doubt).

The goals up there on the top right seem beyond optimistic to me, 20% to 6% bodyfat in 12 weeks. If i recall day 84 stats were something like 20% down to 10% bodyfat, a great achievement by any measure. Setting realistic goals is paramount to sucess in my experience, I often have to put myself in check when I let my mind race too far ahead. I know i'll get there one day, but to get there it takes babysteps!

That said, I wouldn't view this as a failure, out of interest, do you think you would have accomplished (or even started?) M1 if you hadn't failed the september-october attempt and learnt a lesson from it?

Anonymous said...

From reading those daily posts it sounds to me that your mindset was way off. It sounded to me that you didn't really believe you could transform your body to the way you wanted. Even if one doesn't believe at first he/she has to go into it with determination that he WILL transform his/her body!

Tearose said...

What I noticed is that in the "about me " section its almost like you were expecting to fail, especially with "watch this trainwreck" lol. Also It seemed like you were preoccupied, like in your posts, your mind was elsewhere, does that make sense? I am interested to know what you notice as being different Adam :)


Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

Adam, It's so weird you put this blog up today. I just put up my Day One photo, too. I think you're onto something in your PSSS regarding, "Please be kind" even if you meant it mostly regarding your wardrobe. (For the record, I like the pink pants. It takes a manly man to wear pink on the whole world wide web. lol) In your first entry for this blog, there is an acceptance of the fact that you were in a lot of pain. You had a little more compassion for you. No so much compassion for yourself in the first blog. There is a joyousness in this blog that isn't in the other as much and a lot more Adam than workout routines and progress. I would never label that first blog as a failure though. "Be kind" to the Adam in that blog! He's not a failure. He had what it took to try one more time, and do the hardest thing a person can do, look at himself and accept where he is. I agree with Nick, the success of this first blog is in the lessons you've learned. But I wrote something to you in a very long letter before, and I'll say it again, "Be kind" to that before Adam. I love that guy. We all wouldn't be here now without him. And I'm glad we're all here. ~christy

Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

P.S. I don't care what bod pod says either. I see a physique transformation there, too.

Lilla said...

You seemed distracted. Your mind wasn't in it - you were just going through the motions. BUT you still did make progress and I agree with Christy, there was definitely a physical transformation there.

I think it's a great idea that this topic will be a series, because we can all learn from your experience. I am curious to know what you think you did wrong and right. One thing I noticed was that you were eating a lot of fruit late at night. I think I read that carbs late at night can get stored as fat?

But putting physical transformations aside, you obviously have a big heart and a beautiful soul and NOTHING will ever change that. :)

Jamester said...

I agree wholeheartedly with the others. I definitely agree with lilla, because we CAN all learn from our past missteps. (NOT mistakes, not failures, just missteps.)

Four years ago I was 50 pounds lighter than I am now. But I've currently LOST forty. (Hard to believe that I gained almost 100 pounds in just four short years...)

But that wasn't a failure, it was a misstep. A huge misstep to be sure, but still something I can learn from.

You, Adam, have a great community here. I'm becoming a part of that community. I am doing my own changes for myself and myself only, but I don't know if I would have had the "proper road" if it hadn't been for finding your website, etc.

(Proper road is a very wrong term, but I can't put it into words very well.. maybe it's just too early... it involves mindset to be sure, and that's something I haven't done on my past missteps.)

So anyways... I agree with the above posts and those are my reasons. Thanks, Adam.