Friday, November 16, 2007

Week Eleven, Day 5

Day 5, DDS (Dougal's different Shred)

My girlfriends son looked up at me last night and exclaimed "Dougal do your realise that I will be seven tomorrow." I smiled at him knowing that tomorrow he would have his party at girlfriends country residence, she has a big garden. Jumping castles, water slides....we can do that because it's summer here and a beautiful summer day it is (sorry had to throw that in).

It suddenly occured to me that this precious little boy with exitement shining in his eyes would sleep fitfully and would wish tomorrow would come as soon as possible. The thing was..he was living in the moment. He was so focussed on the fact that this was his time, nothing else mattered.

He could clearly visualise what was going to happen almost as if it was happening right before those shining eyes.

As we grow we tend to lose that skill. It gets knocked out of us at school. Write on the lines. Do not go outside the borders of the page.

What a shame since IMAGINATION is the greatest gift that we have been given and we need to learn how to get it back.

Visualisation is critical for you to get to where you want to go. Those of us on a tranformation journey MUST be able to see ourselves as we want to if it were today.

Once you can do that the subconscious starts it's work and finds ways to get us there.

The great fun though is in the journey.... The highs and lows, the triumphs and the tragedies...for once you get to your destination..... Then what.

That little boy has imagined this day for ages...he has sold his mother on the outline of what he wants to do with his friends on his birthday, for a long time. He has dreamed grand dreams of sailing down a water slide and bouncing off the jumping castle walls. Of eating cake and opening presents, of happy laughter and smiling faces.

And so it will be. He saw it long before it actually happened.

We can learn a lot from Children.


6.00am Protein/water/creatine ethyl ester + 2 gl water
9.30am Scrambled egg/avocado/red chili sauce/onion... wrap
Beet/cucumber/wheatgrass/carrot/apple smoothy (mmmmm!)
1.00pm Black pepper low fat cottage cheese/ff flavoured yoghurt/almonds
4.00pm Pre training Protein shake/glutamine/water
5.00pm Train water, lots
5.00pm Creatine/water
8.00pm chicken breast/steamed veg

Training. 6 sets x 3 reps all exercises supersets (90 secs rest between each set)
Good form, go heavy

close grip chins (15kg dumbell added to bodyweight)

Side raises (laterals) 15kgs/33lbs each hand

Wide grip pulldowns 97.5kgs/214.5lbs
Dumbell Chek press (complicated to explain)
21kgs/46.2lbs each hand

Towel bicep curls (wrap a hand towel around a dumbell) 19kgs/41.8lbs each hand
Try this one yourself, it's cool
(a fun exercise, easy on the hands and good for stabiliser muscles)


9/11/07 Wt 95.8kgs/210.7 BF 12.3% LBM 84kgs/184.8lbs

16/11/07 exactly the same as above (go figure)
I'm not stressing about it, since I KNOW it will be down next week.


Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing your stories of motivation and insight. I really enjoy reading them.

dougal said...

Miriam, thank you so much, comments like that make it easy for me to write them. Don't be a stranger.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be good idea for all of us to come up with a visualization story either of our own or of one we have heard. Maybe put up a visualization for what we want in this transformation journey.
thank you for your story.

dougal said...

Suzette, That's a great idea. I'm going to write mine on my blog today.