Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day 14 - HALF WAY!!

Halfway through my 28 day Tim Ferriss experiment. If you are new to the blog check out Day 1 and read up from there. If you've read through all of the posts you can see one distinct trend from Day 1 to Day 14: The gradual shrinking of the length of the posts. This is due to the repetitive nature of the plan and is what I think what makes this a great tool for the masses trying to get in shape, get healthier and loose a little weight and not necessarily just for the FREAK-hopefuls trying to fit into their affliction shirts so they can go out in Campbell (California). The simplicity of both the diet and exercise program takes the choice out of the whole process and with that eliminates the option NOT to follow the program (at least from the front of your mind). Eating as much as is pleasing of a small select number of foods takes the impulsivity out of food choice and the self defeating internal mechanisms that perpetuate the urge to eat recklessly. The same goes for the work out plan, just 1-hour a week in the gym is impossible to skip. One set per exercise, to failure, ensures at the very least, for that short amount of time, you'll be doing something productive. I'll be under 200lbs for the first time since before Capstone sometime early this week (-6lbs in two weeks). I expect the fat loss to accelerate as I continue to add muscle. So far so good!


  1. Keep it up man. We'll be done in no time.

    As for me, the veins in my arms are becoming more prominent. I still have issues going to failure and I'm not eating enough protein, but none-the-less, I am putting on muscle while getting leaner with only 1 hour of gymtime per week (with the occasional run or bike ride).

  2. Dude, I finally went to failure today and I can so feel it. My shoulders are spent, as are my forearms and biceps. I'm going to try to up my protein intake as well. 2 protein shakes the day of my workouts and one shake minimum on all other days. This is probably still not enough protein (~30g per shake) but it's better than nothin.

  3. Hey guys,

    Well done! Just remember: don't forget to track either bodyfat (24 Fitness can do it) or at least a few circumferences (upper arms, thighs, waist).

    Why? There's a good chance that you gained muscle on this program. If you did, you didn't just lose 6 pounds of fat -- you lost more. It's often much more. If you gained 6 pounds of muscle, that means you lost 12 pounds of fat.

    Remember to take pics if you aren't. You'll be glad you did :)

    Keep up the good work!

    Tim Ferriss

  4. My measurements were taken. Can't exactly say the same for Mikeysmalz

  5. Gave up on the blog halfway huh?!