I took a serious hit over the holidays. I lost motivation, I lost momentum; the only thing I gained was weight. As I sat around on Christmas Eve wondering what I was going to do to re-energize my fitness journey I remembered something my personal trainer had posted on his blog long ago (so long ago I forgot the link). So I Googled and Googled until I came across exactly what I had in mind- a 28-day nutrition plan for rapid fat loss. (NOTE: I should add that my personal trainer was kind enough to email me over the holidays with more info.)
I figured why not try something radical to push my body to its limits and regain some of that lost intensity. It is exactly the struggle of the wills kind of thing that gets me fired up to excel. The plan is called the Velocity Diet (see here, here, and here for info). Bottom line, almost no real food for 28 days. I guess that begs the question, what will I eat? Well while I won’t be consuming imaginary food, I will be eating (or I should say drinking) protein shakes 5-6 times a day and consuming milled flax seed (in my shakes), fish oil pills, a multi-vitamin, and fiber supplements to keep the internal plumbing working. Oh, and plenty of water. Many on the diet use fat burners, but I’ve found that the things wreak havoc on my immune system, so I won’t be using any type of special fat burning supplement.
Crazy? Maybe? But what would you think if you saw someone smacking a tire with a sledgehammer? What about if you saw your neighbor sprinting up his driveway dragging a tire behind him? Well I do both, and plenty more that looks crazy enough to friend, family, neighbors, and strangers. So why the heck not?
I will be using this blog to keep you guys updated on my progress and I will post some numbers tomorrow morning to show where I am presently. Warning, those numbers won’t be pretty. Hopefully in 28 days I will have shown significant improvement, my Ninja Warrior training will be back on track.