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Stuff gets Tough, Week 2
Monday, January 16, 2012 08:28 AM

"When the going gets tough then the tough get going."  Does that mean that the tough are lazy and just sitting around until things get tough then they show up and save the day? Or does it mean that when the going gets tough the tough pack up and leave town because they just don't want to deal with it anymore?

All I know is that a better phrase for me is "When things are at their worst, I am at my best."  This last week we have had some major problems stemming for issues that happened last week.  Again I smoked 5 cigarettes, I missed a number of workouts, and didn't watch my diet everyday.  Working until 2 in the morning and then getting up at 6 to go back in, makes fitting in workouts very difficult, and meals become tough to handle as well. Luckily we have a mini fridge in the office that I'm keeping stocked with yogurt and I have packets of instant oatmeal in my cupboard.  

Though I've had many obstacles this week to get in my way and knock me down, I keep getting back up.  I may have little to no weight loss this week, but that's okay, I won't give up, I won't quit, I'm determined to meet goals and I'm going to keep pushing forward.

My next decision is what to do after week 3. Week 3 will be the same as I have been doing, cardio with a small circuit set afterwards, with my same diet.  Week 4 I'm going to change it up and I'm trying to decide between 3 things.

1. Juicing - Doing a 10 day juice fast, nothing but Juice, but this also requires little exercise I could probably still do my cardio, but I couldn't do my weight lifting because I wouldn't be adding any protein to my diet to rebuild my muscles.  If I wanted to loose a lot of weight really fast I could extend this for 30 or even 60 days which would help me burn a lot of fat but it's expensive, fruit isn't really fresh this time of year and I really like doing the weight lifting. 

2. Fat Burning Express - this is a 6 day carb fast, with exercise.  This pretty much sticks to cardio for a week along with a specific diet with few carbs just to kick up my metabolism.  This is the start up routine before going into Power 90, which is what I'm planning on doing anyways, so I think this is the best bet.

3. Muscle Builder - this is a rich muclse building diet with some ciruit cardio and mostly straight weight lifing.  The theory is that having more muscle heightens your metabolism and causes you to burn more fat.  You gain weight first as you pack on muscle but the fat will start to burn away on it's own, it takes longer to achieve the fat loss but you can get strong quickly and let the fat take care of itself.  With this though I would need to move my workbench into the apartment or probably get a membership at a gym since I would be able to target all the muscle groups I would like with my equipment at home.

I think my plan is Week 4 - Fat Burning Express, Weeks 5 - 16 will be Power 90.  Then a 1 or 2 week Juice fast. because fresh fruits and veggies should be availabe by then.  Then either another 3 months of Power 90, or go P90x if I think I'm up for it.  I'll probably do P90x 1 or 2 times then after that I'll concentrate on bodybuilding, Work on the main muscle groups I want to enhance and define.

So option 2 is the plan and that will start Week 4.

This weeks weight loss - 1.0 lbs for a current weight of 343 lbs