My Workout Schedule
With the proper knowledge, consistency, and dedication, dieting & weight loss really is not that difficult. The hardest part about losing weight is finding the time to do it!! Well this time around, I knew that I had all the time in the world. The concrete company that I had been working with for the previous 3 years decided to completely shut down at the beginning of March 2012. Therefore, I was looking for a job and not actually working, which freed up a lot more of my time to allow for more exercise. In addition to having more time, I had just joined an actual fitness gym. 68's Inside Sports
which is 5 minutes from my house decided to become my gym sponsor!! 68's Inside Sports
has a pool, indoor track, a lot of cardio machines, many fitness classes available, and all the weightlifting equipment that I could ever want to use, plus more!! I knew this would make exercising a lot easier than it was when I was just working out at my apartment back in 2010. Even in addition to that, I was living within walking distance from a high school that had a track & turf football practice field, which I could use for running sprints!! I knew this was the perfect time to go on a healthy diet & get RIPPED... again!! ;)
Obviously, as you know, I am not new to dieting & working out. For this "re-transformation" (sexification
), I knew that I should have a similar schedule to what worked the first time back in 2010. I knew I had to really step my program up though because I was starting out over 23lbs heavier, at 271.6lbs, as opposed to the 248lbs that I started at back in 2010. In addition though, I wanted to be a lot more careful this time around because I severely over-trained my body last time, and felt really weak for months afterwards. I worked out too much, did not eat enough, and I did not sleep enough, which is a BAD combination!! I won the contest though, beating thousands of other contestants, so I guess all my effort was worth it!! This time though was not part of any contest, and just for my own health, so over-training was not an option. Success comes from learning from your past mistakes, and I definitely learned from all of mine. My Sexification 2012 fitness routine was slightly improved & different :)
Since I was not working at a real job, I did not have to worry about working out on a lunch break or any kind of schedule issues like that. I spent the entire time off "working for myself" and updating my entire website along with editing all of my remaining food challenge videos. Website work & video editing takes a lot of time & effort, way more than people realize!! Therefore, I still woke up around 6:30am to start working (Better than 5am though like in 2010!!). I made sure this time that I got around 7-8 full hours of sleep, so my bedtime was typically around 10:30pm. To find out what my diet was like during this time along with more information about my schedule, make sure to read my Getting Lean Again!!
page. For now though, I will explain my fitness routine and the workouts that I did.
During the week, I decided to do my aerobic cardio in the mornings, and then do my anaerobic weightlifting & sprinting workouts later in the day. On Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday mornings, I went up and walked on the treadmill. On Tuesday & Friday mornings, I went up to the gym and swam laps. On Monday & Thursday evenings I did a weightlifting workout that focused on my chest & shoulders. On Tuesday & Friday evenings, I performed a workout that focused on my back & legs. On Wednesday & Saturday evenings, I did "Ab Ripper X"
for my abs along with a good sprinting workout at the local track. On Saturday mornings at 9:30am, I did a boxing cardio fitness class at my gym, very similar to what I used to do at Title Boxing
, but even better!! Then on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, I did a "spinning" group cycling class at my gym for my legs. I took the rest of Sunday off to prepare for a new productive week. As you can see, I was a busy man!! Now I will explain all my workouts in further detail :)