My aim with ‘The Next Action Hero’ Series is not only to put my own twist on the body transformational sector of the fitness industry but to show you exactly how I did it (pure transparency) which in turn will hopefully inspire you on your own journey and give you the information you really want and need. In order for me to show you what I was doing I needed to document as much as I could which meant I needed to plan some filming and pictures to be taken.
As you can see from the pictures above the first few weeks of the programme didn’t go according to plan and the honest reason is that I tried to make too changes at the last minute which simply didn’t work.
I took the before pictures (seen above) on Thursday the 11th of January with the intention of completing all of my before needs the weekend of the 12th but due to some last minute un-foreseeable circumstances I was unable to do so so I pushed it back a week and that is when I made the mistake. A few people commented that my before pictures could actually be worse and since I had another week I decided to do so.
The first week of the programme I had planned to cook for myself while my good friends at Fresh Fitness Foods were preparing my order and so I decided that a relaxed week of eating (mainly in the form of pizza) would do the trick.
Unfortunately I underestimated the amount of food that I was eating and how long my body would need to get rid of all the inflammation and water retention which lead to the results above.
Luckily however I know how to handle these situations and put a 7 day mini plan in place to make up for the lost time. The results on the left were the outcome.
Looking back through my notes I realised I had gaps in my cardio and sleep so I simply added in 30-60 minutes of extra cardio at the end of my sessions and increased the amount of hours I stayed bed plus I added in a 20-60 minute nap once a day where I could.
Tracking your progress is important as sometimes the mirror isn’t as truthful as you'd hope but it’s more important to keep track and notes on your training, nutrition and sleeping habits so you can identify any weakness along the road.
We all make mistakes but its how we react and handle them that will define us. I'm currently on track and I'll update you very soon.
Speak soon, JC.
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