Why am I doing the Blue Print Cleanse? Is it to lose weight? Is it your new diet? Are you trying to shock your body? Why? Why? Why?
Well first, I’m not taking it because of it’s name…Blue Print – Blue Lines – Blue Hurt. I am not taking it to lose weight, I know what that takes and a lot of it is hard work and discipline. I’m not trying to shock my body.
Back around 2005 – 2006 I started to notice that I was putting on weight, and the erratic workout schedule included being content that I made it into the gym at least one day a week to lift. One day i sat back and realized that I was going in the wrong direction and had no structure in my workouts. I made a decision to change those habits. I began to run with frequency. I then added in a structured Monday/Wednesday/Friday lift routine accompanied by abdominal work and basketball on Tuesday/Thursday. I also had to change me erratic and bad eating habits. Results were slow and steady, but I was striving for my lofty goal of my high school weight of 180 lbs.
By 2007 my routine included early a.m. and lunch visits to the gym, and I completed both my workout regimens and runs each day. With friends, we began to use Nike SPARQ equipment and ran football drills every saturday morning. We had people who came to the field to run around its track ask us whether we were trainers. I laugh in retrospect. I even got my iPod Nano and Nike+ attachment to record my runs, my drive grew as my weight dropped. And although I was able to steady out around 188-185 lbs after having dropped between 50-60 lbs, I still was short of the goal of 180. Now, I had no complaints then, nor in retrospect, and I tried to think of new techniques to accomplish my goals, but I was extremely proud of my accomplishments.
Slowly life took over, a new job, slightly hampered my workouts, but I maintained the status quo. Our football drills began to die off after one too many Saturdays being the only person to show up, and I began to use my back yard for solo drills. I continued my running, and although I may not have made 2 trips to my gyms in one day, I at least had my one session in per day.
Well some good things do also pass, and I allowed life and personal dramas to take away my one perfect release, and slowly my regiment became disjointed in 2008, where I would have my runs of great workouts, and my bad weeks, but my progress was still positive enough to keep me within that 9% body fat range I had achieved and eventually drop to 170 lbs in December of 2008. 2009 was more of the same, I had good runs, but could not quite finish the regiment I had chosen. I did run my first Peachtree Road Race, and finished in 66 minutes (I thought I was at the finish and started walking).