Day 1: October 29

Welcome to day 1 of the Transphormation Challenge! If you haven’t already submitted your Day 1 photos and you are here reading this, then you need to stop reading, submit them and come back after. I just wanted to come here and update a quick post on my day, how I am feeling, and my nutrition.

Morning Workout: Chest and Tris

Okay, I know what you are thinking already, he does the “bro split” yep! I do, I’ll admit it, and its 100% because it works for me, working out six days a week ensures that I stay on track, to many days off, and I get out. That will crush my motivation and drive right there, I still don’t know why, so I am usually at the gym seven days a week, with one day being pure cardio. So todays workout was:

  • Bench Press - 5 Sets

  • Incline Dumbbell Bench - 3 Sets

  • Dumbbell One-Arm Tricep Extension - 5 Sets

  • Dumbbell Flyes - 5 Sets

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 5 Sets

  • EZ-Bar Skull Crusher - 5 Sets

  • Butterfly - 5 Sets

  • Tricep Pushdown - 5 Sets (Rope Attachment)

With all of my lifts this morning, I was trying to do as much weight for as many reps as possible, and as often as possible, I was trying ti increase the weight for the last two sets, although sometimes I did have to lower the total weight, but thats fine, as long as I start making progress and keep making strives towards my goals.

During the Day

Today was a normal workday for me, although it was one of the less active fall days so far. Honestly that is something that I am not too sad about, because leg day yesterday was a killer, and I pretty much got stuck in a chair this morning, not the way I wanted to start my day. So overall, a great day, filled the with soreness from leg day, but overall a great day.

Nutrition

Today is the first day on my “diet” plan. I call it a diet, but for me, its food. I love chicken and burgers, and I made sure I got to eat them. So I am really excited for that. I left enough room to have some healthy toppings on my burger, and ill probably even throw some spinach on it. I had my meal replacement shake as a mid-morning meal because I wasn’t in the area of a microwave at work, and I wasn’t feeling cold chicken and pasta.

Evening Run

For my evening run, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, and honestly just “ran” as fast as my sore legs would let me, which was only about 3 miles in that 30 minutes. My main goal tonight was just to last at least 30 minutes. I used to always find an excuse to not run, not workout, not eat right, and now is the time to stop making the excuses, so 30 minutes of cardio and the MFCEO Project podcast (a MUST listen!) got the job done tonight, and I hope I don’t regret it more in the morning.