So we’re almost a week into the Angry Trainer Fitness October Diet Challenge, and I though I’d give you a quick update of how we’re all faring so far!
First of all – well done to all of you who are participating – that’s great! That said there are a few front-runners – ATF fans who have been regularly posting on Facebook, and leaving comments about their workouts and diets. So far, Ingrid, Laura F, Greg and Sara have been actively participating on an almost daily basis. Great job all of you! Don’t forget, the person who engages the most gets a Free 1 Hour phone consultation from me!
But what have I learned so far? For one, it’s harder for me to stay focused on my diet when I can’t work out as I’m used to. As you doubtless know I’m recovering from biceps surgery at the moment and am still extremely limited in my activity. For me working out, provides the motivation for staying on a healthy eating regimen. So I’m thinking that maybe that’s one of our nations problems. Do people make poor food choices because they don’t exercise, or do they not exercise because they eat terribly?
I find I can definitely stick to my workout program even when my diet isn’t great, but when I can’t exercise, I have an issue with eating healthy. But here’s the great part, and the reason I wanted to challenge all of you. In reading your posts, your diet and exercise logs, your thoughts and struggles with this plan, I’ve become stronger and you’ve all motivated me! How awesome.
I’ll admit it, I haven’t stuck 100% to my October diet. As you know, I’m using a modified version of the Paleo Diet, but I’ve cheated with a few tortilla chips, a taste here and there of frozen yogurt, and even a few beers. Hey, I’m human just like you. But my diet has been much better and improved, and as of today I’ve vowed to stick to the plan 100%, no cheats or sneaks, for the rest of the challenge.
My workouts have been going well, even though I can’t use my left arm all that much. I’ve been out running with clients, and even with my kids at the school track. I can do some planks, leg training and abs of course, and a few other movements. I have to tell you that in the 8 weeks since my injury, I’ve lost A LOT of my conditioning. I have a road back to fitness that’s for sure, but I have a plan and I know I’ll return to my former self; smarter and healthier. I like to think that each injury teaches me something and helps me evolve, and this will be no exception.
So I urge all of you to continue on this journey with me. If you haven’t started yet, then join in now! If you’re already part of our challenge, tell a friend, family member, co-worker – heck, shout it from roof tops. Help inspire others the way you’re inspiring each other and me. It’s never too late and you can surely benefit from trying this plan for three weeks.
Keep going everyone. I can’t wait to see what all of your results are. I know a few of you have said you’ve already lost some fat weight, and after just 5 days on the plan, one of my clients has dropped 3 pounds! Exciting I tell you!