I ran across an interesting book at Costco the other day while shopping. It’s called Transformation, and it’s a follow up work by Bill Phillips to his life changing book, Body for Life, which was published 11 years ago.
If you have been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you know that his first book changed my life. In twelve weeks following the Body for Life program, I lost over 25 pounds and cut my body fat percentage by over 30%. And the muscle that I gained, helped me keep the weight off for years.
Bill’s new book is more holistic than his first, covering not just diet and exercise, but also mindset and well being. His weight training and exercise program is a kinder and gentler version of the original but still achieves amazing results. It’s written from the viewpoint of someone in their forties, that wants to live an incredibly healthy and happy life.
It’s the inspiration from this book and my experiences with weight training and exercise that I want to use to create a focused goal planner for fitness that can help us lose weight and create a focused and sustainable exercise program. The planner will be flexible so you can use it with most of the popular fitness programs on the market such as Body for Life.
To do it , we’ll modify our planner in a couple of different ways that will allow us to track our progress with multiple check-off boxes and keep a weekly tally on our weight.
We’ll aim for a twelve week initial program and focus on a standardized start and end time. We’ll also look at bringing in a coach or mentor to help keep us accountable along the way. Stay tuned as we get started.