It's official I am joining the challenge!!!. I am pretty new to bodybuilding so this will be my first challenge. Below is some of my personal info, reason for doing the challenge and game plan.
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Occupation: Accountant + Juggernaut in the making
Current Goal: Lose fat + gain muscle mass
Fitness Goal: Compete (Figure or Bikini? not sure yet )
Reasons for doing the Challenge:
I have been pretty active most of my life but I have also struggled with my weight, mainly due to ignorance on my part about nutrition and exercise. For a long time I attributed a lot of my weight issues to my genetics and used that as an excuse to live an unhealthy lifestyle. In the back of my mind I have always wanted to compete but had never taken the necessary steps to achive this goal, not until last year. Last year, I started to learn more about eating clean, supplements, weight training and I started to embrace the bodybuilding lifestyle. So far I have seen some positive changes not only physically but also mentally. I KNOW I have the determination, dedication and positive attitude to achieve my goal! thats why I joined the challenge. I AM not a JUGGERNAUT YET! I AM JUGGERNAUT in the making!! I am confident that this process is going to help me tap into my core and bring out those qualities that are deep within me!!. The transformation will be internal at first as I tap into that "huge, powerful, overwhelming force" and reveal externally the progress of my hardwork.
My game plan:
I will continue to do what I have been doing thus far because I know it works. My diet is clean and my workout schedule is good, I am 100% clear that the reason why I havent seen better results is due to consistency. My lack of consistency with both diet and exercise as been due to work schedule, illness and my lazyness . So my first step on my game plan is to be consistent, stick to the diet and the workouts no matter what.
Cardio: My cardio sessions will be done in the AM. This will be running outside (as weather permits) or elliptical. I will be doing 30 minutes or 3 miles.
Weight training: I do 1 day ON, 1 day OFF for my weight training. Back/BI, OFF, CHEST/TRI, OFF, LOWER BODY*, OFF, SHOULDER/ABS, OFF...
On the OFF days I do additional cardio or take a rest day depending on how I am feeling or what other commitments I have
*For the first 4 weeks my lower body workouts will not be the same as I am training to a mini marathon and dont like to over train my legs
Diet: My diet consists of 3 meals and 3 snacks. For breakfast I usually have a protein shake + oatmeal. I snack on walnuts and fruit mid morning. Lunch is usually a protein (fish, chicken, turkey pattie) + a vegetable or quinoa. protein bar in mid afternoon. Dinner is protein + vegetable . Protein shake post workout.
Supplements: I take a multivitamin, fish oils, vitamin D*, Intra-workout supplement (Bcaa's), whey protein. Infinite Labs: I have ordered JUGGERNAUT Crimson Punch, and Carnitine MTX. I have never used either of this supplements. I am looking forward to what they will add to my workouts.
* Extra vitamin D is due to vitamin D deficiency I personally have, so this may not be needed for everyone.
Good Luck everyone!! Train hard!