We are plowing through the second week of AMP’D and your energy is incredible! WOW! Are you changing? Can you feel it? Inside as well as out? Mentally as well as physically? Are you stronger in your attitude as well as your body? The next 10 weeks can be LIFE-CHANGING – its up to you to embrace the process and embrace the change.
So – let’s talk about goals. Do you have one? Is it big? HUGE? Can you taste it? Do you see it in your mind every morning when you get up? On your way to every workout? As you lay in bed aching from the day’s “festivities”? If you don’t, you will be disappointed in the end. How can you be accountable to yourself for your dream if you don’t define it? How do you measure your progress toward a destination if the destination does not exist? How do you push yourself when you have no idea what you are pushing for?!?
Here it is. Your AMP’D homework. Get a pen and a piece of paper.
Now. Go get it. Your task is to define your dream. Make it measurable. None of this “I want to look better” crap. WHAT IS THAT?!? A cop out, that’s what!
How can you measure that? Be real. Be to the point. Be HONEST! What do you want?
> * “I will lose __ pounds in 11 weeks.”
> * “I will lose ___ % body fat in 11 weeks.”
> * “I will bicep curl ___ lbs by week 11.”
> * “I will do ___ push ups on my fitness test.”
Write them down – all of them. Now you are accountable to YOU to make them happen. The question is – do you want it bad enough to GO. GET. IT.?
To be successful, you will need to break your BIG goal into smaller, manageable milestones you can measure every day, every week, every minute.
> * I will NOT cheat on my nutrition today.
> * I will eat all my protein today.
> * I will wash, cut and portion my veggies today.
> * I will give 110% at my workout today.
> * I will do every push up from my toes today.
In short, start each day with your dream in the front of your mind – keep it there. Measure your choices against it. “Will this put me closer to or further from my goal?”
Let it guide you through ALL you do and watch it become REAL!
STAY STRONG! You are all truly amazing!
A couple reminders: 1. Don’t forget to book your Week 3 check in with your instructor before the end of this week. Your first milestone!
2. Next week, the Cleanse will end and we will begin your AMP’D nutrition program. We will slowly begin to add some carbs back into your daily meals. You NEED these! It is important you add them back in. In total you will have 5 exchanges of carbs for your day.
(Exchange = 15 grams). You can eat them for breakfast, your morning snack and lunch. Your afternoon snack will remain protein only, and supper will remain carb-free. That means, for example, you could have 2 pieces of toast for breakfast (w/ your protein and milk), a protein bar for a snack, and a sandwich for lunch. In addition, you will have more protein choices. You can choose very lean protein options in the pork, or beef category a few times a week and add deli meat once per day. Please feel free to ask questions. Week 3 – here we come!
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