My Aha Moment
I chose to transform as I needed to get more intensity in my training. It felt somewhat stale and I knew this would be a mental and physical challenge. I enjoy pushing myself and I knew Kris Gethin's 8-week Hardcore Trainer Reboot would serve my purposes. He's a phenomenal athlete, and I thoroughly enjoy how he trains.
• Kaged Muscle PRE-KAGED
• Kaged Muscle RE-KAGED
• Kaged Muscle Kasein
My Typical Diet
• 2286 calories
• 46g fat
• 290g carbs
• 178g protein
My Daily Meals
Meal 1: smoothie with water, acai juice, banana, oats, blueberries, spinach, protein powder, wheat grass, and spirulina
Meal 2: fruit and a protein shake post workout.
Meal 3: 5oz lean meat with quinoa, rice, or potatoes
Meal 4: lean protein source and a salad
Meal 5: Kasein protein and a piece of fruit
Best piece of advice from Mr. Gethin was to persevere. Knowing that it's possible gives me fuel to push onward.
The most difficult part of this challenge was adherence to the cardio regimen. Steady state cardio is hard for me.
The Next Steps
I'm now hungrier than ever to achieve my goals. I plan on reverse dieting out of this deficit, healing my metabolism, and then competing in a natural physique competition.
Beast – Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard
What I Live For – Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard
Determined – Mudvayne
5 Minutes Alone – Pantera
Survival – Eminem
My days started at 3:30 am when I’d wake up, eat, pack meals, train and work from 7:30-5:00 pm, complete my cardio for the day, cook dinner, do chores, and get to bed at a decent time. My shifts don’t finish at a set time and that could derail me from my pre-determined schedule.