I’ve been so hyped up to start my transformation, that I didn’t read through Nick’s Metabolic Surge plan closely. He recommends taking 4 to 7 days off before starting the program, so that the body is prepared for it. Well, I had a full-body workout two nights ago, and an interval running session last night, so I realized I may not be ready to start.
I also realized that the core of the program are low-carb days. I’ve been trying on a low-carb diet for the past week, so I had concerns that the program might not be as effective if I just continued the low-carb diet into the program. I emailed the author, Nick Nilsson, and he helpfully replied within just a few hours. He figured that it would be better if I didn’t stay on the low-carb diet before I start the program, since it’s gets less effective the longer you stay in it. Now I can have some more carbs and not feel guilty (I have science and a great coach to back me up, hehe).
Now, instead, I’m going to take the rest days to prepare what I need for the onslaught. Food (no more junk, I’ll be preparing most of my meals instead of buying full meals), printed workout sheets, exercise manuals, and good nights of sleep! By Monday, I’ll be ready to attack!
So no progress pics today. I’ll post those again Sunday evening for my new Day 0 pics.