The day before I started Mission one of my journey I wrote a contract which I made with Adam Waters and you.
Below is how the original contract was written.
So...what's the plan?
By November 25th 2007 my body fat will be 8% and I will weight 89ks
Where am I now. I weigh 100kg and my body fat is 17.3%
The Plan I commit to completing. 18 upper and 18 lower body sessions using Alwyn Cosgrave's Hypertrophy program.
I commit to completing a minimum of 36 cardio sessions using a variety of Hi intensity interval training sessions of not less than 20 mins duration.
I commit to eating not less than 5 meals per comprising healthy protein carbs and fat and based on Tom Venuto's BFFM.
I commit to spending a minimum of 10 minutes per day visualising my goals and daily action steps.
I commit to blogging my progress at least 5 days per week.
This is my contract with Adam Waters, all of you who read this blog and myself.
See you on day 1
"I believe, I can"
So... How did I do?
1. Age group champion. - I don't stand a chance
2. 8% bf at 89kgs - Not even close
3. 18 upper and 18 lower sessions - Done
4. 36 cardio sessions - Done
5. Not less than 5 meals a day - Done except for saturday where I had 4.
6. Visualising goals and daily actions steps. - 70% done.
7. Blogging 5 days per week. - Done, I've blogged 84 days straight + extra's.
OK so in review, how do I feel?
On a 1-10 basis what do I give myself for my actual goals. 4/10
On a 1-10 basis what do I give myself for my action steps 93/10
So am I upset that I didn't make my goals. HELL NO!
I'm over the moon. I made an outrageous commitment based on my sorry mental state at the time and I came through with more than flying colours.
You see I have no control over whether I hit my goal, but I can and did control my actions steps over an extended period of time and I thrilled because ....I KEPT MY WORD to Adam and all of you...and my integrity is worth a huge amount more to me than winning any awards or making a % body fat.
I'm ecstatic because I can trust myself again. I know that If I tell you I'm going to do something..nothing is going to stop me.
I'm ecstatic because I unconsciously apply that now to every area of my life. In 12 short weeks I have changed who I am. I no longer procrastinate. I take on more than I need to and see it through...I really understand now what committment means. I am happier, I am more in control, I am more relaxed, I am the REAL Dougal who has been struggling to find a way out of the pit I was in. I now have the strength and character to climb any mountain which enables me to look at the beautiful valley below.
I have found fanatstic new friends who's integrity and commitment matches my own. We are part of a new exciting pioneering community commited to giving to others.. how do you put a price on that. You can't the value is immeasurable.
We have all learned to value EFFORT from Adam Waters, who puts so much in for us I think he has managed to find 30 hours in a day by some magic. ..He has given me the tools to make it a real lifestyle.
So as I head gleefully hopping and skipping into my new Mission, Mission 2, I share with you, that I did make some progress.
Starting wt 100kgs Finishing wt 95.2
Starting bf 17.3% Finishing bf 12.3%
Starting LBM 82.7kgs Finishing LBM 83.5
Whilst I built only .8kg in muscle I lost 5.0% body fat and 4.8kgs
and I look and feel a whole lot better. I also learned to be patient. It's not as easy as I thought it would be at 58 years old, but I do know that will I ultimately achieve my goal of clearly defined abs no matter what.
I turn this review over to you....and I'm at peace.
Bring on Mission 2 - I have just begun.