10 Weeks Out

I picked a date on the calendar. June 3, 2017. Or at least that weekend of. My goal is to eat strict and exercise like my life depends on it. I want to see  what type of changes I can make to myself in 10 weeks time. I do not plan on doing any type of drastic diet change or immense cardio regime. I plan on sticking favorably to a Paleo style diet (my preferred foods anyway) and to my current strength and conditioning program (conjugate). Stay with me for the details and changes. I will try to get measurements either tomorrow or Wednesday.

3/27: Wake up at 430 am and went directly to garage gym.

Train:

  • Back squat: working sets = 200 x 3, 227.5 x 3, 240 x 3, 255 x 3
  • Back squat: EMOM x 3 reps at 12 minutes = 200 lbs.
  • 1 mile run = 6:32; rest 5 min.; 1 mile run = 6:55

Nutrition:

  • Eggs and oats with cinnamon and agave; spinach & cucumber salad (Italian dressing)
  • Apple & PB
  • Roast & some veggies
  • Ground beef, veggies, avocado
  • Tuna salad and sweet potato with kerrygold butter.

Personal development

  • Bible in 1 Year Series
    • If the Grass Looks Greener, It’s Probably Astro Turf
      1. Proverbs 7:6-20. Be faithful in relationships
        • Opportunity knocks. But temptation leans on the doorbell
        • Sexual temptation is pervasive. It offers instant gratification but it is deceptive.
        • To live a life of faithfulness starts not just with avoiding acts of unfaithfulness, but with your thoughts and in your hear
        • Luke 2:1-20. Be faithful to God’s calling, his promises and his message
          • Be faithful to God’s calling – no matter how it looks to the outside (the world, society, others)
          • Be faithful to God’s promises
          • Be faithful to God’s message – spread the word of Jesus
          • Trust that God is faithful – Jesus is your savior
      1. Numbers 5:11-6:27. Be faithful in response to God’s faithfulness
        • Be faithful to your marriage partner (5:11-31)
        • Be faithful to your promises
        • Be faithful in response to God’s faithfulness – in all your relationships
        • Numbers 6:24-26
    • You Have a Savior
      1. Psalm 35:1-10. Call out to God your Savior
        • When you are under attack it is easy to feel that it must be your fault. Sometimes you may face opposition not because you are doing something wrong but because you are doing something right.
        • God is the Savior who rescues and ‘protect the unprotected’
      2. Luke 2:21-40. Look to Jesus as your Savior
        • Jesus, which means ‘the Lord saves’
        • Look to Jesus to receive peace – to see Jesus is to see salvation
        • Look to Jesus to see what God is like – Jesus fully reveals God for everyone
        • Look to Jesus for grace and truth
        • Wisdom and grace are characteristics of Jesus we should seek in our own lives
      3. Numbers 7:1-65. Worship the Savior of the world
        • Jesus the Savior is the focus of all our praise and thanksgiving
    • How to Develop Intimacy with God
      1. Psalm 35:11-18. Openness, vulnerability and honesty
        • Opposition – you may face great opposition from those who repay evil for good and attack you
        • ‘Unanswered’ prayer
        • Failure – fail to meet our own standards, let alone God’s
        • Speak to God about all these challenges. Do not pretend all is well.
      2. Luke 2:41-52. Grow in wisdom
        • ‘Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.’ Knowledge is horizontal. Wisdom is vertical. It is far more important to grow in wisdom than to grow in wealth.
        • Wisdom comes from listening – willingness to listen and learn from others. When we are talking, we are usually merely repeating what we already know. When we are listening, we may learn something new.
        • Wisdom leads to simplicity. Wisdom brings clarity. Knowledge leads us from the simple to the complex. Wisdom leads us from the complex to the simple
        • Wisdom is holistic – is shown not only in what we say, but also in how we live
      3. Numbers 7:66-9:14. Stand still and listen
        • Your intimacy with God needs to overflow into the way in which you live your life. You need to put into practice the things that God shows you in the place of intimacy.
        • If you do not know the right answer, ‘wait’. Pray and take the time to listen to what God wants you to do.
  • Daily Stoic: You Decide The End of The Story
    • Ever been in the middle of a tough situation? A relationship might be ending. A job could be going poorly. You made a mistake and now you’re facing some unpleasant consequences.
    • We control the role this event will play in our lives. We can bring this attitude to every bit of adversity we face, because we control the end of the story.
  • The Richest Man in Babylon
    • Opportunity waits for no man. Today it is here; soon it is gone. Therefore, do not delay!
    • Procrastinator – accepts not opportunity when it comes. He waits. He says I am much busy right now. Opportunity will not wait for such a slow fellow.
    • We are more apt to change our minds when right than wrong. Wrong, we are stubborn indeed. Right, we are prone to vacillate and let opportunity escape. My first judgement is my best.
    • Every man must master his own spirit of procrastination before he can expect to share in the rich treasures.
    • To attract good luck to oneself, it is necessary to take advantage of opportunities. Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity. Action will lead thee forward to the successes you desire.
    • 5 Laws of Wealth
      1. Wealth come gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put not less than 1/10 of his earnings to create and estate for his future and that of his family. Invest it wisely. Save!
      2. Wealth will labor diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment. Opportunity!
      3. Wealth clings to the protection of the owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling.
      4. Wealth slips away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not familiar or not skilled at. Trusting your own judgement on purposes you are not familiar or skilled with often leads to imperfect judgement and pays with your own wealth for the inexperience.
      5. Wealth flees a man who would force it to an impossible earnings or who follows the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts his own advice and romantic desires. Wise men know the risks that lure behind every plan to build great wealth suddenly.

 

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