My weight isn't quite where I want it to be, but weight isn't always the biggest factor in measuring progress. Make sure you're looking in the mirror as much or more than you weigh yourself. Check for new lines, new striations, and for all-round leanness. You should also look for weak points so you know where to really pick up your training.
Today is supposed to be a rest day, but if you aren't where you want to be, it's OK to jump on a cardio machine for 30 minutes or so. Keep the intensity relatively low. While I don't normally advocate training every day of the week, this program is only 30 days long, so you really need to push yourself.
Although you should always do the best you can, remember that my ideal body is going to be different from yours. I'm an IFBB pro, and I want to be on the covers of magazines. That means I have to push myself beyond the normal levels.
30 days out Day 14
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Success Tip Grocery shopping
Before you even get into the store, write a list. If you go into the store prepared, you'll be less likely to grab something you shouldn't eat and more likely to get exactly what you need without forgetting something essential.
When you get into the store, don't let your options confuse you. Here are some quick tips on making the right choices:
Buy in bulk: If you buy meat in bulk, you might be able to get a good deal from the butcher. It never hurts to ask.
Buy lean meat: You can buy beef that has 20 percent fat, but it's typically not the fat you want. Get your dietary fats from olive or coconut oils that are high in omega fatty acids.
Legumes rock: If you're getting tired of animal protein, or you're vegetarian, legumes like beans have a great protein to carbohydrate ratio.
Don't buy beer: I'm not telling you that alcohol is off-limits, but I'm telling you that beer is. There are just way too many empty calories. Stick to clear alcohol like vodka and avoid mixers.
Buy plain yogurt: Don't fall into the trap of buying sugary yogurt. Grab plain yogurt and mix in your own fruit, protein powder, or whatever.
Try calorie-free condiments: Salad dressings are often laden with empty calories and sugar. Make smart choices.