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2012 Prgress Log - JDCon


#1

Q: How many 2012 logs will get started and gradually become forgotten altogether?
A: This will not be one of them.

Bio;
I'm 19 y/o at around 200lbs. My fitness ideals revolve around balance and explosiveness (Track and Field THROWER). I'm focused on psychology while studying music. Recently my work-ethic and will power have been weak in comparison to where I would like them to be for 2012.

Goals;
1 Regain control of my body composition.
i. Eating meals in intervals
ii. 6:00am Wake-up workouts.
iii. Going to bed at a responsible hour
2 Rediscover my weight room (Beast-mode).
i. Increasing the intensity of the workout.
ii. Stop cutting corners
iii. Be a real man
3 Stay consistent in all ventures.
i. Study every day / Work ahead of coursework.
ii. Resist distractions, Keep my eyes on the prize.
iii. Keep everything logged

2012 Expectations;
The year 2012 marks a time of change for me. I used to be into the concepts of 2012 and the speculations of crazy events taking place but now I'd like to take those matters into my own hands. I'm tired of looking at my gut sag when I lay around, I'm a hard working athlete and it should show.
It makes no sense to me to take my training to the next level and leave all other areas of my life to be forgotten, so I will be reforming all areas of my life for next year. I would like to ensure that I am a new and improved man by the end of 2012, it will be a true life-style change.

I. Build strong faith toward my work-ethic and my 'spirituality' (ideals, etc.).
II. Be confident in spontaneous ventures.
III. Embrace my testosterone and use it for training / competition.
IV. Maintain my 3.6+ GPA via time-management / study skills.
V. Keep everything logged and documented for review / consistency.

Plan of action;
Under construction;
This is the area that I joined T-Nation for. I would like to have this section very organized and adopted by 2012. I'm starting now because I want to be ready to wrestle this challenge all year so conditioning is very important to my success at this point. Please do what you can to help keep me determined, inspired, and motivated.


#2

Today I threw some Weight and Shot-put, followed by a leg day

Lifting Highlight: 695 Hi-Box for 3 reps. Next time I'm going to rep it all day - 3 was easy but I was sticking to the format of the workout.

This log may not be very formal at this point but as time goes on I will surely be cleaning it up. It's a small matter to me today, but by 2012 I will be on here everyday reflecting my progress.


#3

Today I woke up at 9:00 after a holiday drink-fest. Poor choice - I repented with some running and probably only got a mile and half in. I am no stamina athlete - this was a difficult toward the end when i decided to try some sprints. Cold weather, allergies - these things make it extra tough for me to get all the oxygen i need.

What I've learned since the 13th:
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.

This log is going to come to life just as soon as I do. 2012 bring it on.


#4

Today I found myself 2 days behind schedule. It's evident that I have been less than focused on my 2012 goals. Yesterday I recovered from a new years celebration that I was initially against taking part in (Goal #2 - Be a real man). The party was no good for my goals.

It's time I start showing my abilities.

Today: Laid around all morning before doing some studying at noon. It wasn't until 3PM that I finally got my "day-starting" work out in.

I realized that the only push I needed was a few mirrors so I could see just how far off I am from my goals, they will also motivate me when I start seeing results.

Plan/goals for tomorrow:
1~6:00AM - 1 Hour of LISS Followed by HIIT
2~Track every calorie consumed
3~Drink 12 cups of water

Total Lessons Learned - 3;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.


#5

Update#1/13 Phase #1/5

January 3rd, a great day to begin.
6:25AM-6:45AM - Wake up LISS (20Minutes)
7:20AM-7:25AM - HIIT Body Circuit 13X5 Pushup/Crunch/High-Knee Shuffle/Lunge

Morning cardio was a success. The entire session took a bit of time to get going but it definitely woke me up to a hard worker spirit that has been hiding away within me.
What I did is read as a small deed - but to actually complete it is the only thing that matters to me at this point.

Today's Goals:
X-Clean Car
X-12 Cups of water+
X-Track Calories
X-Visualize Track & Field

Day 1: Success.
Today went well - stayed busy for a good 11 hours. Started it off right with exercise and organization. Moved on to cleaning out my car and clean up around the house a bit.

Plans/Goals for Day 2:
Complete LISS 20mins+ followed by Fitness-Circuit
Track Calories
12 cups of water
Dynamic Stretches

Total Lessons Learned - 4;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.
No need to rest when you'll soon be done.


#6

Update#2/13 Phase #1/5

January 4th, a great day.
7:30AM-8:00AM - Wake up LISS (30Minutes)

Morning cardio was less than expected. Feeling low on drive this morning - Going to do some planning / reading this morning and try again later this evening.

Today's Goals:
-12 Cups of water+
-Track Calories
-Visualize Track & Field
-Run a mile
-Fitness Circuit

Day 2: Did some throwing today and stayed fairly busy, Bit of an odd feeling today but now that its over - I can get back to relaxing.

Plans/Goals for Day 3:
Complete LISS 20mins+
Fitness-Circuit
Track Calories
12 cups of water
Dynamic Stretches

Total Lessons Learned - 5;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.
No need to rest when you'll soon be done.
A flexible yet committed schedule ensures longevity.


#7

Update#3/13 Phase #1/5

January 5th, a successful day.
1:30PM-1:34AM - Fitness-Circuit
13 Pushup
13 Sit Up
26 High-Knee
13 Lunge
5 Sets for time: [4m40s]

Today's Goals:
X12 Cups of water+
XTrack Calories
XVisualize Track & Field
-Run a mile
XFitness Circuit

Day 3: Did quite a bit of studying - managed to hit all but one of my goals for the day. Building consistency and learning how to organize my schedule;
It has to run in cycles and have a comfortable flow in it if I'm looking to stick to it and build off of it.

Plans/Goals for Day 4:
Complete LISS 20mins+
Fitness-Circuit
Track Calories
12 cups of water
Dynamic Stretches

Total Lessons Learned - 6;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.
No need to rest when you'll soon be done.
A flexible yet committed schedule ensures longevity.
Readiness is the greatest state of mind to resort to.


#8

Update#4/13 Phase #1/5

January 6th, an impressive day.
On the 6th I did 13 X 5 for each exercise individually. This was a comfortable way to get all the stations in with with strong energy for very intense sets.
Before the individual stations I got 20 minutes of LISS.

Today's Goals:
xComplete LISS 20mins+
xFitness-Circuit
xTrack Calories
x12 cups of water
xDynamic Stretches

Day 4: Today I focused on music - throwing - philosophical studies - overall balance.
This day was a great end to my week. I am ready for school to pick back up - TRACK TOO!

Plans/Goals for Day 5:
-Attend wedding
-Refuse Drinks
-Throw / Visualize
-12 Cups
-Track Calories
-Record events.

Total Lessons Learned - 7;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.
No need to rest when you'll soon be done.
A flexible yet committed schedule ensures longevity.
Readiness is the greatest state of mind to resort to.
Breaks are only beneficial in moderation!

Side notes - I have developed a very deep understanding of psychology / physical world / throws. I am motivated to refine multiple areas of my life in order to empower my faith in a prosperous, joyous life. This is the beginning of a great great journey - a journey where I am in control of the paths that I tread.


#9

Update#5/13 Phase #1/5

I should start this post by stating my disappointment. If I lived to serve only myself - this log may have been updated every day since its beginning. Fortunately - I care for others and this log was lowered on my list of priorities. The log is back now.

January 11th, The first meet of the season.
7:45AM-8:05AM - Wake up LISS (20Minutes)
8:25AM-8:30AM - HIIT Body Circuit 3X13 Pushup/Crunch/High-Knee Shuffle/Lunge

Morning HIIT was a difficult! The 20 minutes of LISS came and went smoothly. The HIIT was much more difficult to keep up with. I'm very glad I got back on track today - I need a good 10 or 11 consecutive updates before I really FEEL like I am accomplishing anything. I'll do HIIT 2X13 before my meet today just to get fired up.

Today's Goals:
-12 Cups of water+
-Throw Well!
-Track Calories
-Plan for Jan. 12th
-Clean up around the office
-Read + Write
-Check Posture

Day 8: Re-Focused.
Today is all about getting refocused on the goals I have put forth for 2012. Cardio, Studying, Competing, today is a great day to get back to business.

Plans/Goals for Day 9:
Complete LISS 20mins+ followed by Fitness-Circuit
Track Calories
12 cups of water
Dynamic Stretches
Visualize Throws

Total Lessons Learned - 8;
Shit doesn't happen unless you make it.
Consistency is key.
Don't trust your body when it tells you that your workout can wait.
No need to rest when you'll soon be done.
A flexible yet committed schedule ensures longevity.
Readiness is the greatest state of mind to resort to.
Breaks are only beneficial in moderation!
If you know you're off track, finish the day strong and start the next one stronger.


#10

Under-promise and over-deliver.

This log slipped into a coma for a bit but I do believe I can slowly revisit it ad a moderate pace.

June 18th;
Bench 5x5 225 last set 9x
Chest Fly 5x5 50lb Dbells
Tricep Extension 5x5 100lbs
Shoulder Press 5x5 115lb x2 90lb x3
3-way shoulder 8x3 12.5lb
Abs - Crunches, Side crunches, Oblique Machine, Planks

I'm now taking fast twitch as preworkout, amino acids / carbohydrate shake during workouts, and universal whey post workout.


#11

Today has been great;
Seated Rows 8x2 12x1 120 120 120
Lat. Pull-downs 8x2 12x1 120 120 120
Bicep Curls 45lbsx6 40lbsx7 35lbsx8
Back Hyper BWx12
Planks, Crunches, Leg Lifts

Pleased to be enjoying my life/workouts.


#12

Today was yet another wonderful workout
Pull-ups BW - failure
Seated Lat Row 3x8 -13 plates
Lat Pulldown 3x8 -13 plates
Bicep Curls 2xfailure 25lbs
Abs, Crunches / Planks / Oblique Twists 140lb
Cardio - 200 cals

Fast-twitch Pre-workout, ngage amino acids intra-workout, universal whey post-workout.

Training is going well.


#13

Into the pre-season training.
Weight: 195lbs
Height: 70'
Health: Overall, life is great... 2012 really has been the year of change.
Thank God, God Bless.