June 22, 2012

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”

Rant and Tip for June 22, 2012

Quote: “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” - Howard Ruff

I really like this quote and have to admit to having never heard it before I read it this morning. This is a true testament to planning. I have found the only way to be successful in your lifestyle change is to plan for it. Plan you meals out for the day and plan your exercise schedule down to the time you will be working out. If you do not you will definitely get side tracked. It happens all the time.

It you do not plan your meals throughout the day you will most likely find yourself eating something you really do not want to. OK maybe you want to but you know you should not. When your meals are planned you will have all you need for the day and this will take away the need to just eat something because you are hungry. I speak this from my own experience. There have been times where I did not plan well and I ended up eating something I really did not want to. However I did eat it to keep from going into a catabolic state.

Exercise is really a matter of having a plan as to what form of exercise you plan to do for the day. Will it be strength training or cardio, or a combination of the 2 for the day? If you are strength training you also need a plan as to what you are going to do for that training session.

Sunday I will be training in the bench shirt again. I have to get to the point where benching in the shirt is second nature. Bench Press Nationals are August 25th and I plan on being ready and I need to be flawless. Today though I think will be another squat day for me and for my friends that will be training with me board presses will be the call of the day.

Have a great workout!

Tip: Do not just plan your meals and exercise out in your head, right it all down so it becomes engrained in your schedule as well.

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