Remember when you would step on a scale..notice your weight going up…buckle down and drop about 20 pounds in 15 days. Just by cutting back slightly and hitting the gym a little harder. Well I think somewhere around 32 those days became a thing of the past for me. It was further verified about three months back when I was having dinner with some friends of mine who were retired pro athletes. They said in the offseason they would balloon up..and about a month before camp..drop all the weight. Until one year…the weight didn’t come off so easily for them.
So I had to face reality…I can no longer maintain my girlish figure (as in my figure the girls like) without proper eating. Furthermore…CrossFit has become my sport. It’s a pretty good substitute for football. It’s competitive and going hard is a way of life in “the box”. Some of the CrossFit movements are just not made for 250 pounds of handsome like myself. Although I am a lot over 250 at these days…250 USED to be the weight I liked to walk around at. But if I want to be able to do MORE pull-up…MORE sit-ups…MORE burpees….I probably need to get down to 220. So there it is. 220 is my goal.
How do I plan on getting there…well thanks to my friends at CrossFit Victorious…I am starting this 30 day whole life challenge. Where you basically eat nothing that man has altered. You would be surprised to discover how much sugar is in EVERY…MUTHAFUCKING..thing!!!! Ketchup (or is it Catsup)!!! KETCHUP HAS sugar.
The long and short of it is…no wheat, no dairy, no processed food, no sugar. Just Meat, Veggies, and some fruit. I also plan to workout 50 times in the month of April. And I’ll share the workouts with all of you here.
Monday: CrossFit WOD
Run 400M, 12 Pull-ups, and 21Kettle Bell Swings. I used a 50 pound Kettle bell and a band with the most assistance as I was instructed to make sure I can do each rep scheme unbroken. We did this for three rounds with 2 min rest between rounds.
Evening Workout was with my wife and Brandon. We basically did our own version of Fight Gone Bad using P90x movements. Standard Push ups for a minute, pull ups for a minute, military push-ups for a minute and then rest. Then Wide Pull ups, chin-ups, and Lawnmowers..all for a minute each..with one minute rest afterward. Same rep scheme for the following movements: Squats, Sit-ups, back flys, more pull ups (close grip).
Tuesday: CrossFit WOD
21-15-9. Box Jumps, KBS, and Push-ups. I used a 53lb Kettle Bell and I did the majority of my box jumps using a technique called bounding on a 20″ box.
Evening Workout was 5 60 second sprints..at max effort. With three minute rest between sprints.
Considering how much I currently weight..its a true testament to how powerful I am that I can do these things. Imagine when I get down to 220. SHIIIIIIIITTTTTT…I might go out for the Texans. ORRRRR…just repsent strong next year in 14.1
So to review…my goal.. is to get down to 220…by the end of the summer. I also want to be able to do a muscle up in time for the 2014 CrossFit games.
Here are my meals the past couple of days. So far..not so good according to my coach.
16oz Smoothie and water. ingredients were strawberries, blueberries, and Spirulina.