I was inspired by some of the ladies I saw, and asked Marshall how much weight he thought I could lose in the little more than five weeks remaining before our trip to the Bahamas.
“Fifteen to twenty pounds, on average”, was his very deliberate response.
“How?” I asked, knowing the answer of course, as it is the same response I have offered many of you when asked the same question.
“Well, you could do my pre-competition diet. Lots of white fish, chicken breast, veggies and restricted carbs. I’ll do it with you. I’ve been wanting to lean down.”
|BEFORE: March 26, 2011|
“Okay. Let’s write it up. Make the plan. I can do it if I have a plan.” Within seconds, I was scratching out a grocery list, a meal schedule, and then it hit me…
Let’s take this public. Let’s document our progress, and share it with not only our Members, but with the world via this blog, Facebook and Twitter.
This morning we posed—between giggles—for our BEFORE photos. Taking posing instruction from an award-winning bodybuilder is intimidating, to say the least, but fun at the same time.
Next up: the grocery store. Fifteen bundles of white fish to see us through the next five days, supported by an oh-so-green collection of asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts and Granny Smith apples. Oh yes, and a red and orange pepper for a dash of colour.
At the gym, we will continue our regular three-day training program, and I will complement those efforts with some added cardio and core work on alternate days (you may find me performing excerpts from our new Hard CoreCardio program).
So, here we go! From today through Saturday April 30th, Marshall and I will be walking the walk, demonstrating, through photos and personal experience, how simply—and quickly—results can happen with the right amount of will, reason, discipline… and white fish.