Friday, August 21, 2009

Workout, Nutrition, & Who's the Boss

Did a total body workout today, and am planning for a new program next week. Today I did...

1A) Vertical Jumps - 3x6
1B) Pushups

2A) Squats
2B) Pullups and Chinups
2C) Back Extensions

After workout meal: 2 cups chocolate almond milk, two cashew butter sandwiches. 1/4 of a watermelon.

Earlier today, I made a comment on Facebook today that got a lot of feedback...

"Don't let anyone "guilt" you into eating "crap food" for lunch today just because it's Friday. If you want to lose fat, stick to your plan. YOU are the BOSS. Not them. Don't take crap from anyone today."

And that got a great comment from 5th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest Finalist BJ Durrett...

"I just got done with a lunchtime workout (DB Fusion) at the YMCA across the street, then hit the office fridge and made a plate of low sodium tuna, raw brocolli, a bell pepper, tomato, and apple with a glass of milk, then enjoyed watching the looks on peoples faces as I walk back to my office. Food manufacurers have some folks convinced that eating whole fruits and veggies is weird. I think the people warming up their instant lunches in boxes and cans, picking up quick lunches made out of $@#$#$R%#@, or spending $8 on Subway or 800 calorie Smoothies are the weird ones. Ah well, the joke will be on them in a couple of hours when I have burned through my daily tasks and they are almost falling asleep in their chairs!"

So the bottom line is this...

Your success is up to you.

It's your choice to make.

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS


1 comment:

Andy said...

Great post there's all about better eating habits and making it a lifestlye. as a matter of fact...I'm going semi vegan here for a week for the fun of it. Saw what you were doing for a whole month or so..and just want to see what the effects are going vegan for a week. I do have a little beef somewhere though...but it's strictly vegan for the most part.

Yup...dont get mislead by coworkers and friends that eating packaged foods are fine. We all slip here and there..but always aim to eat right!