I have been inconsistent with ym training but over the last few days I sat down and wrote out my goals. My goals are not to have a six pack or bench 500 lbs but to be as healthy as possible. I would liek to have a 6 pack as the by product of my hardwork but necessarily as an obsessiobn.
I drive about 750 miles a week for work and with that being said a gym membership doesn't work for me. I enjoy spending time with the family and waking up before 5 AM is not an option. I know some people do it but when you leave at 6 AM and then get home at 7 pm it ain't going to happen. So I have devised a workout plan to keep my energy levels up throughout the day. My entire workout plan hinges on body weight and the occasional weightlifting (when I have a chance).
Throughout the day I will do various sets of push ups, squats, lunges, stairs, dips and anythign else I can think of to throw in some variety. Yesterday I did a total of 120 push-ups (varied between standard and with my feet on my chair), about 60 dips, 3x up 4 flights of stairs (no more elevators for this guy), 100 squats and jumping squats with a few jumping jacks for warm-up. I do pull-ups and abs at the house. Again my goal is to build a solid base and focus on form and increasing my stength. When I do get a chance to go to the gym (already paid for this month so might as well use it when I can) I swim 20-25 laps after hitting the pull-up bar.
My diet has stabilized considerably. The family and I are back to 4-5 servings of veggies, 2-3 of fruit, clean protein (varies between beef, fish, chicken and pork). I have started to eat Greek Yogurt, sardines and am cutting back on grains and pastas.
I've been reading about one man's 100 day challenges which sound great but for me I like to start off with a smaller smaple and stick with 30 day challanges. I can build the momenttum and let it run from there. Over the next 30 days I am going to not drink any soft drinks, eat candy (processed foods), only 1 cup of coffee per day and keep the workout in tow. After 30 days I will reassess and go from there.
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.