Yesterday was a breeze as expected, but today produced some very unexpected results for me. Yesterdays cheat day is followed by a fast day, which frankly scared the crap out of me. Prior to beginning this journey I informed the members of my super spectacular support community that my biggest fear of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet was the fast day. I feared getting light headed. I feared getting dizzy and passing out. I feared hearing the grumbling of my tummy all day. I was definitely scared.

I am the type of person who needs to eat every 3 hours. It’s become who I am. That’s why I feared this day so much. When I told Angie that I was going to be doing a fast day she said, “Are you nuts! You can’t go more than 3 hours with out food. If you’re in bed all day and lethargic I’m going to kill you!!!” Yep, she told me she would kill me ;)

Angie knows me well. I have avoided any program that has had a fast day as a component to it because I just didn’t believe I could do it. I thought it was craziness!

I assured Angie that if I felt the slightest bit faint that I would eat something. There was no way that I was going to risk fainting or injuring myself. It’s not worth it. I recommended the very same thing to the members of my super spectacular support community. You have to listen to your body and be smart.

To my surprise, I actually woke up a bit hungry after the cheat day, but that quickly passed as I drank two glasses of water. I then proceeded to do the planned workout for the day from the Xtreme Fat Loss plan. This workout totally kicked my butt! It was John Romaniello’s style of lactic acid training.

There was a point during workout set A where I didn’t think that I would last the entire workout. But I dug deep. I cranked my mp3 player and at that moment the theme song to Rocky came on… that was all that I needed. I began to visualize my abs being the most ripped ever and seeing myself on the beaches of Turks and Caicos enjoying the ocean with Angie and the kids. Something came over me and I gave an even greater effort at a point when I almost gave up. After the workout I realized that I should have two towels handy for my next workout.

Yesterday I mentioned that during our group coaching calls and in our super spectacular support community we discussed modifications for people of various fitness levels. Now I pushed myself hard during this workout. I used a weight that really challenged me. But if you are a beginner you could easily choose a lighter weight and cut the workout in half and still get an absolutely awesome workout!

The workout lasted 50 minutes for me, which is much longer than I’ve have worked out during the past 7 years. I must say, the time flew by and the longer workout was a nice change of pace for me. The variety was fantastic and I definitely learned a couple new exercises to add to my arsenal.

I then continued to drink lots of water and consume some branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s). A couple hours later I performed the 20 minute HIIT cardio session which involved intervals of running hard and walking.

I used to be a very competitive sprinter, but I haven’t run in the past 8 years since my knee surgery that was a result of a hockey injury. I’ve also had to avoid high impact exercise for the past 5 months since I broke my big toe. On top of that I have sports induced asthma, which I developed over the past 5 years thanks to our wonderful environment ;)

I really wanted to follow the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet to a ‘T’ so I thought I would give the running intervals a try. The first interval just about killed me. I was totally sucking wind. I couldn’t believe it. I’m use to doing body weight intervals such as jump squats, burpees, mountain climbers, and mountain jumpers as well as going for daily bike rides. It was immediately obvious to me that my lungs are not used to taking in deep breaths. I’ve actually become a very shallow breather over the past couple years and that’s something that I’m trying to work on.

I seriously thought I was going to have to stop and just walk or do the intervals on my bike, but I decide to push forward and do another interval. The second interval was much easier even though I was running harder. Then I hit my stride. It was like I was back in the day of competitive running and all instinct took over. The remaining 3 intervals felt outstanding and stirred up a boat load of wonderful emotions in me… I CAN RUN AGAIN!!! I felt on top of the world.

I continued to drink lot of water and didn’t feel at all tempted by the brownies on the counter that were left over from Mother’s Day. I was too focused on my goal and feeling absolutely awesome about what I had achieved so far. Remember… today is a fast day. I achieved this without any food in me. Just water and BCAA’s.

On top of that, the program required that we do some moderate cardio for 30 minutes in the evening. I chose to ride my bike which I absolutely love. The wind was intense and I enjoyed the experience as I remained in disbelief that it was 6pm and I hadn’t felt faint at all. I actually didn’t feel hungry at all.

Angie kept asking me how I was feeling throughout the day. “Are you going to faint?” she would ask me. I smiled and told her that I felt great! Which I truly did. She was in as much disbelief as me.

All in all I drank about 16 glasses of water and felt outstanding all day long. I never felt even close to faint. My tummy growled for the first time at 9:30 pm while we were watching the Montreal Canadians beat the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The day that I feared most was actually a breeze. I recalled listening to interviews of other people who had gone through the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet 25 day challenge before. They all had a fear of the fast day as well and they all said it was way easier than they thought. This has opened my mind to the potential of fast days. I’ll be exploring other programs that I have avoided in the past and I’ll be doing some research on the health benefits of fasting as well.

It’s been great to hear the experiences of the members in my super spectacular support community. It seems like we are all in a state of shock from this fast day experience.

One thing is for certain… although this fast day was a breeze, I’m not sure if I could have done it if I wasn’t surround by such amazing people who are all going through this experience together with me. They all totally ROCK and I am grateful for the new friendships that we are forming.

I can’t wait to check in tomorrow and fill you in on what’s in store for Day 3 of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet.

To achieving your limitless potential,

Fat Loss Expert Scott Tousignant

Scott Tousignant

PS You can gain access to our super spectacular support community and join in our journey by getting your copy of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet through any link on the Fat Loss Quickie blog.

Be sure to send me an email to let me know that you are ready to rock and roll with us on Xtreme Fat Loss journey. My email can be found in the contact tab at the top of the blog.

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