With some coaxing and persuasion from the girlfriend, we have entered the 2014 challenge. I have my own profile on their system, I received my goody bag with some products and vouchers, and I had my health assessment done. I am now officially in!
How does it work?
Basically I have 100 days to make a meaningful change in my life, get healthy, get fit. The fitness part is not too bad since I trained hard for the 2 Oceans, and I have been playing hockey during the winter season, but now to actually get in shape.
Back in the day I thought “cool, klap gym and get ripped”… not that easy anymore. Now I have to have eating plans, really have to think about my work outs and what I want to achieve, and I have to keep motivated. 100 days seems like a pretty long time to not have comfort food, large quantities of cold beverages and long lazy days on the couch. You arent the only one who likes to watch a series for hours on end.
So whats my game plan?
I will be doing a cross-fit style of training, with mostly functional exercise and strength training. I have some fitness at my disposal, but now to put it to good use.
In a few minutes I will be sprinting up and down a hill outside my guest house I’m staying at in Durban. Looks steep, but abs look better on me than a beer keg. Klap it from day 1 (or technically day minus 1).
I will be posting a before photo soon. Not too embarrassing, except for the undies I am wearing in it… but I have entered the physique competition… and I have seen the previous winners. They… Are… Tank! I am going to have to hit the ground running to accomplish my goal of winning.
But whether I win or not, the point is to try. You cannot win if you dont start, and coming last is better than not starting at all.
I will be posting my progress over the next few weeks, along with some of the stuff I have been eating, and the routines I have been doing. Hopefully one day I will at least beat my previous best physique… that’s my goal for now. Time to run hills!