Its official now, my friend has agreed to the bet. He is a sincere and tough fellow who intends to donate the amount to charity if I fail.
Terms and Conditions:
Start date: Aug 15th 2013End date: Oct 15th 2013Party A: MeParty B: My friend
Party A agrees to pay an amount of rupees 20,000 to party B in case of failure
of the reaching following goal:
Loosing 4 inches of waistline in 2 monthsCurrent waist line: 41 inchesExpected waistline after 2 months: 37 inches or less
Party A can get an additional grace period of 10 days by paying a compensation of 1000 rupees to party B.
End of Terms and Conditions.
How will I do it?
Follow slow carb diet without cheat days
Ice baths two times a day
How will I track
Daily weigh-in s
Photos of food I eat
How will I work out?
I will do alternate days of weights and swimming
Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday
Warm-up:Jumping Jacks, Pushups, Rope Jumps, leg swings, mountain climbers
Main Work out:Pull ups Dips Squats Bench Press Body Rows Overhead press Deadlifts Chin ups Inverted rows Plank
I will try to complete the workout in 45 minutes or less.
Swimming: Sunday,Wednesday and Friday
I am not a good swimmer; I will be using these sessions as active rest periods between workout days
Monday: Recovery Day
With whom should I work with?
Family, Friends, Trainer for support
My Readers and fellow SETT bloggers for inspiration
What will I eat?
0 limit items:Eggs, Beans, Cruciferous vegetables, Protein Shakes, Legumes, and Lentils
Moderate Limit Items:Cottage Cheese, Almonds, Avocados, Olive oil
Strict NO items:Rice, Wheat, Milk, Sugar, sauces etc.
Breakfast: 3 egg whites as omelet/ Protein Shake in Ice
Lunch: Sprouts cooked with onions and tomatoes / Vegetable Salad at Subway
Small Second lunch: Vegetable salad/ 3 egg white omelet
Dinner: Cooked Beans with another Protein Shake
What are my obstacles?
My cravings and temptations:Though from the past few days I was able to suppress my cravings, I don’t know if they will hit me at once and leave me helpless. So I must find an effective plan to deal with them
I will eat a breakfast full of protein which will keep my cravings in check
I will observe the effect cravings have on my mind, acknowledge them and reason with myself that I am not the type of person who gives in to cravings
If it comes down to it I will eat 4-5 almonds as a last resort to curb them
Triggers which make me eat junk:
Things like going out with friends on weekends or going to movie with family members act as triggers to eat whatever junk that is available almost unconsciously
I will protect myself from these urges by planning out each of these events in painstaking detail and will carry meals which are allowed or choose to eat best possible food available
I will seek help of from my friends to remind me that I am on a mission to lose weight so that they will make sure I won’t eat any fast foods
I will try to be more in the moment to notice these triggers and avoid them
Diminished will power:
It is common to lose the will if I have any tedious work commitments. In this stage it seems easy to give up for one day and eat whatever I want to eat, at least for this day, and continue eating right from the next day
I will counter this by watching some motivation videos to help me finish the day properly
Habits are the best replacements of will power so I will strive to make my habits as solid as possible by following them every day and at same time consistently
I will avoid all the possible ways in which I may be tempted to eat outside of my diet and make it super easy to follow my diet even if it costs extra money
The fear of losing 20k will definitely help
If the food is really really bland, I will distract myself by watching a favorite show or documentary I will cheat with what I watch so I can push the food into my mouth without feeling as if I am eating sand
The spinach I am staring at is not grass but source of lots of nutrients and vitamins which will revitalize and energize my body, this perspective will help me overcome those feelings
If it does come to the point where it is really depressing I will treat myself with an activity I enjoy to counter it
Skipping workout out of Laziness:
Again constant dose of motivation plus fear of parting with 20k will keep me on my toes.
Mantra: Make adhering as easy as possible and make breaking as hard as possible