Thursday, November 08, 2007

Day 365: What A Wild Ride! Closing The Book On 1 Year With The Shredder Council!

14-Day RTP Group Shred Challenge

October 26, 2007 to November 8, 2007

Day 14 of 14: November 8, 2007

Shredder Agreement:
Daily accountability pictures/blogs for 14 consecutive days.

Shredder Count:

RTP Blog Shredders : 4
VIP Blog Shredders: 10

Completion Prizes:

Access To RTP Store for 24 hours on Nov 9, 2007 at "cost price".

Free eBook Download of 84 Days, my real-time account of Mission 1


G'day Shredders,

Today is without a doubt the greatest day of my life.

I have reached a major milestone of my real-time physique transformation journey. One whole year of (almost) daily blogging and daily picture accountability in the bag!

Crazy, Intense, Bizzare

This has been the craziest, most intense, bizarre, uplifting and rewarding year of my 33 years on this planet. I'll never forget these 365 days for as long as I live...actually I can't forget because this blog will live as long as I do!

To tell you the truth I did have a vision in my mind for this year but the reality of what has manifested has far exceeded my wildest dreams.

My "Past Life"

I started this blog while coming off 6 years of failed attempts to get (back) into shape AND my first failed attempt at blogging daily a physique transformation, so I was not filled with confidence when I started this blog on November 8, 2006.

However, my self-confidence skyrocketed after just 14 days (Group Shredders!?) of this blog/transformation attempt and I knew in my heart of hearts that my vision was manifesting into reality in real-time!

The Four Components Of Rapid-Fire Physique Transformation

All I had to do was continue taking the single daily actions required to manifest my new physique...and life. I planned and executed with near precision every one of the 4 major components of a rapid-fire physique transformation:
  1. Mindset
  2. Training
  3. Cardio
  4. Nutrition
I Outed My "Secret Blog"

Once I had 42 days of this "secret blog" under my belt I decided to go public with my transformation at Burn The Fat Inner Circle in order to increase the "positive pressure" to succeed by implementing real-time accountability...every single day.

From there I never looked back! I closed in on my first goal (which was to eat a chocolate cake on my birthday while holding a six-pack) with a level of discipline and dedication I never knew I had.

Shredding Like A Madman!

Once I reached my first goal, Mission 1, I decided to then up the ante by devising Mission 2, which would culminate in a public vote on whether my midsection qualified as a six-pack on March 24, 2007.

To increase the "positive pressure" I decided to put my $1,500 pre-paid "redemption trip" to Phuket on the line. I shredded like a madman on the 46 day mission and ultimately won the vote 61% to 39%.

Redemption In Phuket!

I went to Phuket and finally chilled out for the first time in 5 months. I did all the activities I had wanted to do on my previous trips to Phuket but never could due to my shape. I also went back to the same locations and took "redemption pictures" which was a blast!

My Mid-Year Crisis

However, once I got back from Phuket my life was turned upside down by a confluence of events that had mostly arisen due to my single-minded focus on one area of my life. To cap it off I ended up straining my wrist in a boxing accident which put me out of action for 21 days.

I had focused so heavily on transforming my physique at the expense of just about every other area of my life. In short, my life was not in balance...and I paid the price.

After delaying Mission 3 twice already I decided to come face-to-face with my backwards progression on Day 200. I was absolutely mortified when I saw my pictures.

I Was Absolutely Mortified By What I Had Become...Again

I felt like crawling under a rock and wiping this blog off the Internet. Here I was, a guy meant to be living the fitness lifestyle in real-time who was not practicing what he preached. I was gutted with myself for not following through on my original Mission 3 plan.

After some long heart-to-heart conversations with my family I decided there was only one way to dig myself out of this hole...start Mission 3! I then went to work on pre-Mission 3 training and gradually started to regain my confidence again.

The Moment Of Truth

Then came the moment of truth...Day 230. This was by far the most gut-wrenching time period of the whole year. I wondered how people would react when they saw a guy who had let himself go...again.

I would really like to take my hat off to my regular visitors who totally supportive throughout the early stages of Mission 3. They could have quite easily wrote me off and moved on but they stood by me. Thanks guys, I appreciate you.

As I have said many times Mission 3 was the by far the most important because it meant I would have to get back on the horse and practice what I preach over a long period of time. In short I would have to "live the fitness lifestyle" full-time if I was to make another physique transformation.

Mission 3 Final Pictures

While I still haven't completely nailed my goal of a shredded sixer I am extremely happy with my progress over Mission 3 given the circumstances. I feel that I have laid the groundwork for another full-blooded physique transformation for Mission 4.

So, without further adieu here are my Mission 3 final pics, Day 365 pics for November 8, 2007 (RTP Group Shred - Day 14 0f 14).

Below is the Japan Times Newspaper for November 8, 2007 (i.e. proof!)

A Personal Message:
For The Shredder Council

Today's blog post is for you. I have been brutally honest in this Day 365 blog post because it is my sincere desire that you guys continue your real-time physique transformation journey.

As you can see I am now on top of the world again after going through my mid-year slump. I attribute this to my focus on living a balanced lifestyle that includes real-time physique transformation accountability as it's cornerstone.

While no one can know what you have been through to arrive at this point in your life I can understand your motivation for why you are willing to go through this process.

During the last 14 days we have forged a bond that I believe will last a very long time. Nothing would make me happier than to see your triumphant "before & after" pictures at the end of 12 weeks on January 8, 2008.

As long as you continue to harness the "positive pressure" of real-time accountability and practice what you preach on a daily basis your success is inevitable.

You can use this Group Shred as the catalyst to completely transform your life in ways you may never have though possible. I am living proof of this.

I'd now like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Shredder Council for your drive, determination and willingness to hold yourselves publicly accountable.

You guys have inspired each other (and me) and increased the "positive pressure" on the Shredder Council as a whole to practice what we all preach as well.

You guys are trailblazers and in time you will inspire many thousands of people from all corners of the globe to take action on their dreams and goals.

If you are a first time visitor to this blog please take the time to connect with these people and encourage and support them on their journey. By doing this you will not only help hold the Shredder Council accountable to their dreams and goals but you may be inspired to start (or complete) your own journey.

P.S. Shredder Council members, please have your pictures to me by Saturday November 10, 2007 for the first Shredder Council Weekly Wrap.

P.S.S. Thanks Joni! What a cool end to my day!

P.S.S.S. Shredder Council members, I've got something very special I have made for you that I will show you in the next few days. Let's just say, please hold off from making any purchases at RTP Store for the next few days (even though it will still be "cost price" tomorrow) this is much cooler!

P.S.S.S.S. Shredder Council members, your RTP Group Shred Completion Prize, 84 Days eBook will be sent to your email address tomorrow (download instructions). Enjoy!

RTP Group Shred Video: Day 14
Personal Message For The Shredder Council

Bec's Blog (Day 14)

Joni's Blog (Day 14)

Until tomorrow...

Eat Clean,
Shred Hard,
Think BIG!

Adam Waters, NESTA-CPT

P.S. Shredders, could write a few words in today's comment section describing your experience on this 14-day Group Shred.

P.S.S. In the next few days I'll write a RTP Year In Review, you'll have to see it to believe it!

P.S.S.S. I'll also be discussing Mission 4 very soon too. This goal for M4 is "off the Richter Scale", just wait till you see what I've got lined up!