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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unstuck

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It is often easy for us to become "stuck".  Well I guess it would not be in a literal sense but more so figuratively.  Stuck in our finances; Stuck in our careers; Stuck in our faith; Stuck in our personal life.  The question then is how do we then become Un-stuck?  I don't think a person really enjoys being "stuck"  ^_^

Thats how I felt this week.  As I have been on this lifestyle change I was losing the weight pretty steadily.  So far last week I was 289 pounds.  Now this past week I have been keeping up with my exercise regiment and eating right but I am still stuck at 289 pounds.  What happened?

Getting to the root
I had to get to the root of the problem in order to fix it.  What I realized was that though I was doing what I was always doing,  what I was always doing wasn't having a better effect.  I think in the exercise world they call this "Plateauing".  This happens when your body adapts the regiment or changes that your body is doing. (Isn't the body amazing, WOW!)  So then the conclusion is that if I wanted to become UN-stuck or not Plateau,  I would have to change a few things.  It could not be business as usual.  I had to do something!  I had to do something different.  Like the song said,  I had to "Buss a move!"

Buss a move! 
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein...I take this to mean that you will never get it right unless you change something.  So then in order for me to see more phenomenal results and achieve my goal, I would have to do something different.  My eating habits had to change meaning I had to lower my caloric intake even more...Eat lower calories per day...

F.Y. I - In order to loss ONE pound a week you have to eat atleast 3,500 less calories than you burn!!!  My exercise had to be pushed up a notch.   This way I would be eating less calories but burning more.  Also, by eating less sugar and salt you help yourself because the body burns those first before it starts burning fat.  

F.Y.I. - Do not starve though this works against you.  Your body will hold on to fat if there is no fuel to burn the fat.  I sees fat as an energy source, yes! But it needs fuel to burn more fat.  Also,  ONE pound of MUSCLE burns atleast 35 - 50 calories a day.  Regular eating also helps to increase your metabolism, so virtually your constantly burning.

Oh yeah I needed to sleep some more because with all the other changes I can burn in my sleep.  By the way, stop eating at 7, 8 o'clock the latest helps...Its called BREAK-FAST for a reason. 

I have resolved to do this and in just two days I have lost about a pound and a half.  How cool is that?   Well then I figure that if I can do that eventually I will be well on my way to achieve my goals...Nay! I will be on my way to surpassing them!!!!

Intensity
I heard someone say one time that: Focused energy for a short period of time can lead to explosive results.  I think for me that is now my new F.O.C.U.S.  for this time. Oh yeah that acronym is: Following One Course Until Successful.  So its really "Intensity: FOCUS" (should have been the title for this post huh?) 

Results
So now that I have the root of the problem, I have Buss a move and I will be intense,  what should I expect.
Simply better results!!!  
  • When I get on the scale next week I want to see more that 6 pounds off
  • Better cardio so that I can run (not jog) briskly for more than 20 mins _ right now I am up to about 12 mins ( I know I should be ashamed right?  Dude I weigh 289 pounds!!!! So, Dont do it?
  • I should also increase in strength and energy.
Like my coach says the biggest competition is YOURSELF!  So I simply have to push my self a little more at a time and keep Raising the bar.   

Thanks for reading!!! Hope this as encouraged you in some way. Leave a comment.

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