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WAAZZZZUPPPP! (Remember when that was the cool thing to say?)

I strolled by the magazine section at Jewel Osco the other day and not to my surprise every other cover had something along the lines of 'SUMMER BODY,' 'SLIM DOWN in 6 weeks,' 'Tone your Beach Butt,' etc. Haha. It got me thinking. Since I want to keep this blog up with the Jones', I'll do my quick version of a tabloid magazine headline. 

How To Get a Beach Bod: The 10 Rules You Probably Won't Read in a Magazine

Note: This is the 80/20 version. The 20% of workout/diet advice that will deliver 80% of your results. Some of it's unconventional. But it will work. Try me. I'm going to do it starting when my rule number 8 comes in from Amazon. I'd like to turn my 2-pack into a 6-pack again. 

2012-04-05_dog"Out of Clutter, Find Simplicity" - Albert Einstein

  1. Eat 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking up.
  2. Do not eat anything white.
  3. Eat simple meals.
  4. Only drink water. Drink half your body weight in ounces per day.
  5. Eat a piece of lean protein at each meal.
  6. Don't eat fruit.
  7. Fat-burn cardio 3x week for 20-40min. HR @ (180- your age) +- 10. (So I'm 23. My heart rate goal is 157-147.) Monitor it.
  8. Take Cissus Quadrangularis 2400mg 3x day.
  9. Workout Plan (2x a week):
    2 Sets of 5 Reps on Bench
    2 Sets of 5 Reps on Squat
    2 Sets of 5 Reps on Seated Cable Row/Lat Pulldown
    Your Favorite Core Exercises for 20 min.

10. Get 8 hours of sleep. No less.

I could give you detailed physiology, published research, and witty reasonings. Or I could give you a checklist of 10 things that I know will work and are easy to do. What does it look like in real life?

  • Morning Breakfast: 3 eggs and some spinach
  • Lunch: Salad with grilled chicken
  • Dinner: Beef and veggie stir fry
  • Supplement: Cissus Quadrangularis. Maybe a whey protein powder if you have a hard time consuming enough protein at meals.
  • Water: 6-8 glasses throughout day
  • Exercise M-F (take the weekends off to relax and recoup). Choose cardio M/W/F 20 min. and lifting T/Th. That workout takes about 20-35 min. See YA. Too easy.

If you have questions just email me.

(The picture is of my roommate's dog chilling with me on my back porch…awesome.)

- CC