Bachelor Workout and Diet that works! Go figure…

So, I bought Terrell Owens fitness book about a month ago, because he is my favorite athlete and I like supporting him, no matter what craziness he gets into throughout his life. I must say that the book doesn’t reveal anything too new or earthshattering, but it does present an easy to follow guide that helps you mold your workout and diet routine into something that actually works.

In my case, my laziness is what was detrimental to my health. I work 8 hours a day in an office, and do little to no physical activity in that time. When I get home, the last thing I want to do is workout, let alone eat right. After realizing that this pattern of idiocy will continue to turn me into a blob of fat, I decided to try out T.O.’s diet recommendations. Instead of having a bagel with cream cheese in the morning, I have cereal and a small glass of milk. I’ll have an apple or granola bar around 10 or 10:30, so I’m not starving by lunch time. I usually eat a large lunch, which is something I still need to work on. At around 3pm, I have another snack, which is either a piece of fruit, yogurt or a granola bar.

At dinner, I usually steam a chicken breast and broccoli, and have some Sun Chips or Baked Lays, some grapes or a banana, and possibly a yogurt if I’m still hungry. After I go to the gym, I either have a piece of fruit, a granola bar, popcorn, or a yogurt. All of this depends on what I ate earlier in the day. I rotate it out so it doesn’t get too monotonous. I usually switch up the Chicken for dinner with a whole wheat turkey sandwich.

I’ve been doing this for two weeks, and it has definitely helped with my energy level. I can feel my metabolism kicking in, which will lead to eventual weight loss down the road. I’m not that worried about losing weight right away, because I know it’ll take a few months before I notice a change.

Last week I went to the gym for about an hour and a half, Monday-Friday. I usually lift for a half hour, and then spend an hour doing aerobic exercise. The gym is insanely crowded from 4-8pm, so I leave my place about 8 and finish about 10pm. It sucks, because I’d much rather go right after work. This week I skipped Monday, because I was lazy, but have gone on Tuesday and Wednesday, and plan on going the rest of the week and once this weekend.

T.O.’s Finding Fitness preaches consistent eating, where you have three small meals and three snacks throughout the day. You should be eating every few hours if it works out right. I do this, but tend to eat a little more during lunch and dinner. I’m also 6’3″ and 240lbs, so I am not what you’d call, “Average Size”.

That’s my workout and diet for the next few months, and I’m going to see how I like it. I’m already eating less fast food and the energy I get from working out is great. I can put on muscle quickly, so I already notice my body turning from mush into muscle (to quote Det. John Kimble). Now all I need to do is get rid of my 9 to 5 gut and I’ll be good to go.


One Response

  1. Glad to see that you are making bite size changes to your life and moving in the right direction…most people allow the overwelming amount of info to leave them doing nothing.

    ps..nice pics! lol

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