It’s the second day of the RTP Group Shred 2.0! It’s exciting to have many people focused on their goals at the same time.
I didn’t have any planned weight training today, but I did plan (and do) 15 minutes of HIIT running after arriving from work in order to keep my metabolism up. I intend to continue alternating cardio with weight training while my weight training workouts are not yet too demanding.
One crucial thing to success in any physique transformation is proper planning and preparation of meals. I know that preparing my meals ahead of time and bringing them to work helped me a lot in making sure that I hit my calorie targets better than just “guestimating” what you get from a cafeteria or takeaway place. Bringing healthy food to work also helps with avoiding temptations such as dipping into the office biscuit jar (which I did a few times when I was in-between my missions). Having some of these “treats” is okay from time to time, but when you are focused on a physique goal, these treats can add up pretty quickly if you’re not careful.
I had noted yesterday that my supplies were running low, so this evening I went to the supermarket to stock up on fish, lean meats, eggs, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, veggies, and fruit. I then plan to cook them over the next few days to ensure that I don’t run out of healthy food and be forced to go out into the nutritional wilderness.
An additional benefit of planning and preparing meals is that you know when you are allowed to reward yourself! According to Tom Venuto, a good rule of thumb is to shoot for 90% or better compliance to your nutrition plan.
Eat clean, train hard, expect success!