The reason: To lose weight and create a foundation to build on for the rest of my life.
I've been moderately overweight for most of my life. Yet the things i really enjoy and want to do require me to be physically fit.
Last summer I made it my goal to have a 6 pack before turning 30. Well the birthday has come and gone and I miserably failed. This time I will succeed. I figure since 30 is the new 20 I still have many years of activity ahead of me and I'm damned determined to take advantage of them.
My situation. I work and live in a hotel. Good because rent is free, bad because there is no kitchen and I have fast food restaurants all around me. I work 40 hours a week and go to school full time completing my med school requirements. On the weekends I work overnight which makes things a bit more complicated because I sleep regular hours during the week and switch to overnights on the weekend.
There are two reasons I chose the Velocity Diet. First, it's intense and produces results quickly. Second and more importantly, it requires dicipline and will power, both of which I need to cultivate. Med school will require both and preparing for med school just as much.
I will be on this diet for 28 days. During this time I will research the proper way to proceed afterwards: work out routines, diet, bulking, etc. One of my biggest challenges afterwards is changing my dietary habits. Which will be difficult as I have no kitchen
My starting Stats are:
26.2% body fat
My before pictures are on my bodyspace page. I will update pictures once a week on Sundays.
I will post updates on my weight and bf as well as daily thoughts once a day between 7am and 8am as this is the only time during the week that I am consistantly awake.
4x 2 scoops protien powder, 2 table spoons milled flax seed, 3 capsules fish oil
1x 1 scoop protien powder, 2 table spoons milled flax seed, 3 capsules fish oil
Lots of Water
Daily Calorie intake is right around 1500 with 49 g of fat, 46g of carbs, and 231g of protien
On days that I lift weights I'll add some creatine mix to my water which will bump the calories to about 1650
Saturdays I'll have a bowl of oatmeal and a piece of fruit.
M-F 5:45-6:30 Cardio
5 shakes 3hrs apart throughout the day
MWF Weights in the afternoon
Observations: I've drank 4 shakes already today and for the most part i'm pretty satiated. No cravings but then again it's only the first day! I miss not having the skim milk though. It tastes better and there is no seperation in the shake. Using water, If I don't drink fast enough the flax settles on the bottom and the protien floats to the top. Can't really complain though the shakes are pretty tasty but I can imagine by the end of the 28 days they will be a little bit old. The cookies and cream flavor is much much much better than the strawberry flavor. Unfortunately I have more of the strawberry powder... oh well. One good thing is that I really like the flax seed. It seems to give a hint of banana flavor to the shake. It's definately something I'll be incorporating into my diets in the future. The only thing I'm not enjoying are the fish oil capsules. I keep burping up fish flavor throughout the day and as someone who's not a big fan of fish it's not to pleasant. I think many packs of sugar free gum are in my future.