I cant believe how quickly the eight weeks went. I was very happy with the results. I wanted to lose some weight but more importantly wanted to tone up a little. Losing 6 pounds and dropping 4 % body fat helped me to feel ever better and be able to see those abs again. My phase angle went from a 8.5 to 9.0 which was huge. Remember phase angle measures the cellular health of our bodies so the higher the better. One of the most important aspects that I obtained from the program was the nutrition. Making sure I have a little protein at each meal and eating every 3-4 hours. Having the ultrameal snacks enabled me to keep my blood sugar levels consistent so I wasnt hitting a wall or feeling sluggish. This also helped me to not overeat at dinner time because if I went from 1 pm lunch to 7 pm dinner than I was so hungry I would overeat at dinner time. So timing of food was important as was portion sizes, the hand method works and food choices was also very important. Eating out happens a lot with me and my family with our busy schedule, but with the knowledge obtained in the program it is very easy to eat correctly. I hardly ever ordered off the menu I would tell the waitress the size of protein I wanted and the amount of vegetables and it would always work out. As you can see the most important part for me and for all of us is the nutritional part, feeding our body with the best food choices is crucial. When we say plan, plan, plan we mean write it down and plan. I have always worked out hard, but it was even better with our trainers and the great workouts we did. The myotherapy and massages is a very needed aspect because I did get sore and needed the muscle work, the program will expose imbalances and weaknesses in the body. The adjusments are crucial to make sure the most important system in the body is firing optimal and that is the nervous system and making sure our joints are moving correctly. Meditating is very important to visually the results and unload the daily stress, I found sitting in my chair at home with my headset on worked the best. Making sure my attitude was always ” I can ” versus making excuses, it is easy to make excuses and be average, but to get optimal or excellent results you need to check your attitude and the results will follow. The program definitely works if we all follow the program correctly. Overall I was very pleased with the results and my next goal is to lose another 3 pounds to get to 185 pounds on my home scale. At 45 I feel great and my physiology and wellness score show that I am functioning great.
Into week 2 of program, day 11 to be exact. We had a great workout with Dusty today, it just goes to show you do not need to spend hours in the gym. I looked at my watch at in 4o minutes we did some great mobility work, ie foam rolling, we did an intense cardio workout and did some challenging strength moves. I feel awesome. I feel good the majority of the time but this has taken how I feel to another level. My right knee that has the screw in it was a little sore, but after my adjustment and massage I feel great. Everybody is having different challenges but to impliment some changes in our daily routine might be a little challenging, but like any challenge there is usually a reward at the end. Planning meals is the biggest aspect and that seems to be going alright even if I have to grab a quick bite, I am eating healthy and even better than I did before. Journalling really holds me accountable. Loving it and excited for staff and patients to experience the difference.
I am very excited to finally get started with this program. This has been a dream of mine well before chiropractic school. I had a speaker at a conference I attend talk about “watch what your kids do without us as parents telling them to do an activity, what do they do for fun”. This really stuck in my mind because as a father of 3 boys I really watch what they do and I try to guide them rather than “force” them in one direction in life. This comment made me think about how being a Doctor of Chiropractic was a calling for me because it entails everything that I think about from a young boy until now. Hockey also consumes a lot of my thoughts then and now, but hockey and being an athlete help shape me into the Doctor I am today. I constantly think of the foods I am eating, I read food labels just naturally now. I think about how the dyes and processed foods are killing us. I love to work out and push myself, I love seeing people working out because I know how much it is helping there body if done with correct form. I love the aspect of quieting the mind in meditation/prayer because as a society we are bombarded daily with thoughts, approximately 60,000/ day according to Dr. Wayne Dyer. Adjustments have been a weekly habit since my days as a hockey player, If everyone knew the science behind getting adjusted it would be more common in our society. My kids are proof of how the power of the adjustment has kept them so healthy. Just today my son Dino was having a headache and the first thing I did was adjust him, make sure he was drinking water and made him something to eat then did some myotherapy… headache gone without drugs. I am not against drugs but why would you take a drug if you can help element symtoms without taking them. As you can see the reason I love this program is because I know that we will be able to help many more people. Going back to my very first point the aspects of 8ww is something I have been thinking about since I was a kid, this is not work for me, I live this program everyday of my life. Am I perfect at all aspects, NO!, but I will continue to live to my true health potential because our health is the most important asset we all have, everything revolves around our HEALTH. I can’t wait to get started. Today I was writing out my eating plan for the week, with a family of 5 you cant just wing your diet, you need to plan everthing. I cant wait for our first workout with our trainers on Tuesday. At 45, my expectation is to be in the best shape of my life.