Motto: Like Before, but More
It’s October. That means a few things - Halloween is coming, it’s getting colder, and my second second-a-day video is already 16% done.
I was writing in my Moleskine during lunch on Tuesday (the 1st), when I realized I wanted to try something big for October. A post came up the other day on r/fitness about what really really tall weightlifters can and cannot do well. I learned a few things from reading that (for example, 6’2” is considered really really tall for some people). From that post, I moved on to articles aimed at weightlifting for the “vertically gifted”. I decided that, with my diet, I hadn’t ever given my body much of a chance.
Here’s what I wrote -
So that’s my plan. The October Project: get Large.
…and because I’m Life Tracking, I’ll be able to see objectively how well I adhered to the guidelines.
Day 0: 223 lbs
Day 1 -
- Calories - 3013
- Fats - 85
- Carbs - 454
- Protein - 183
Day 2 -
- Calories - 4088
- Fats - 147
- Carbs - 494
- Protein - 230
That brings us through today. Still haven’t eaten out. Still haven’t had caffeine. That’s pretty cool.
There’s a Google Engineer by the name of Matt Cutts who gave an excellent TED talk that I saw a long time ago. It’s 3:27 long. If you have that kind of time, I suggest you watch this:
The TL;DW of it is this: Try something you’ve always wanted to try for 30 days. That’s long enough to evaluate how you like it, long enough establish habit, but short enough to be doable. When I stumbled across this video I considered trying it, but decided to forego in lieu of a different project: the first iteration of the Demetri List (the list of 35 things a good person does every week (which was later adapted to the list of 25 things I aim to do every day in the Life Tracker)).
The October Project is me testing out the “try something new for 30 days” waters.
In other news, I was correct about GoPro announcing a new model, making my camera officially “old”. It took less than a day before I decided to start throwing it around:
EDITOR’S NOTE FROM THE FUTURE: this image is gone. :-(
Top 5: Big Changes of the October Project, in Brief
- Workout every weekday.
- Eat 4000 calories every day.
- High carb breakfasts, high protein and nutrient lunch & dinner.
- Drink 2 gallons of milk a week.
- Drink no highly caffeinated beverages.
“You should dress up as a bigger version of yourself. [for Halloween]” Josh