What The Hell Is This Guy Talking About?
Last year, I took a Journey To 4.0. My goal was to recreate myself mentally and physically into what I considered to be my definition of a perfect life. Along the way, I really learned a great deal about what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. Ultimately, I hit every goal I set for myself. Now the challenge was to keep going and build upon what I had accomplished.
Mentally, I have set some new goals that I will share with everyone in the future, but today I want to talk a little bit about what is helping me maintain a fairly healthy body.
DISCLAIMER: (Obviously, consult a physician before you do any workout or diet. I will not suggest a routine due to the fact I am not a certified trainer. This is what worked for me and after you consult with your doctor or trainer, it could possibly work for you)
How I Eat!!!! When it comes down to it, I just believe in moderation for most things, but I do try (and it is hard sometimes) to avoid large quantities of sugar and bread. And the big one for me is to completely avoid Sodas and Fried Food. (That one has been pretty easy, not so much on the sugar and bread.)
How I Workout!!! This was a challenge due to the fact that I was still wanting to workout for 60 to 90 minutes at a time. It was really starting to get in the way of life due to the fact I have a heavy weekly work schedule that includes about 70 hours of my time on average. So, to simplify, I DO THE DEUCES!
SAY WHAT? Here it is in a nutshell…2 minute intervals of Jump Rope and One Body Part per day. 6 times per week. For example…
(22 minutes straight. No breaks in between sets.)
The next night I will change the body part to legs etc…I just make sure and tactfully place my upper body work outs to make sure that each muscle group is getting at least 2 full days of rest. To make that happen, I throw in one full 22 minute speed rope session per week. What I do to make sure that I don’t plateau, is to start each week, after my day off, with a different body part. No two weeks are ever the same.
This makes life much more manageable in the long run. 22 minutes, although exhausting, is much easier to deal with when it comes to your daily schedule. Hey, that works perfectly for DVR prime time viewing. That’s just long enough to rewind your favorite show, then skip through the commercials. NO! Blasphemy!