Accountability Check for @scmtnboy and myself as we hit stride. Day 7 of our “lifestyle” prep. Many of you are rooting us on but this will be a marathon, not a sprint. We’re not depletion dieting. We’re not starving ourselves. We will however be living the 90/10 rule........
What did we change? I increased my food intake. (Really?) Yeah, really.
What did we keep the same? My life hasn’t changed much.
What sups are we taking?
How much cardio? 38 min fasted 5x a week.
It’s very simple, and you can’t blame anyone but yourself if it doesn’t work. Fuck “my metabolism”. Fuck “plateau”. Fuck “at my age”. Fuck “don’t have time”. Fuck “all your other excuses”. I work more than 90% of you reading this. If I can create change in my life and my body this easily, then anyone can.
Real Talk 🎤🎤🎤🎤
Today is my day 1. In order to be accountable, I would normally get with my coach, determine a show day, and have that motivating factor driving my success all the way. After my recent cancer scare and subsequent surgery, I’ve been told it’s time to change my objective and goal to something more realistic, obtainable, sustainable and healthy (yes, competing pushes you past the point of healthy). So, I’ve got with my good friend and decided to document via coopetition our #summershred With pictures here, real and unaltered. After my 3 week #Oreo Binge (and only 3 training days) here’s my #realtalk moment. On the right, my boy @scmtnboy after changing gears from a small bulk. Both in a particularly similar place and ready to rock. You may see a #vegan or #Keto protocol pop up in here. You may see me fall on my face and you may see me successful. In any route- you’ll see that anything is possible.
43yrs old (DOB 4/24/74)
209lbs Fasted Am
41yrs old (DOB 8/28/76)
214llbs Fasted Am
Now we go to work. #watchmewhip#watchmework#calilove#shredprogram#summertime#fitover40#ageisjustanumber#santacruz#motivation#fitness#oldguysrule#npc#ifbb#fuckcancer#OTConly#accountability#accountabilitypartner#coachescorner
Today is the day! Wow...what a thrill to watch my future wife, my best friend, my business partner and Woman Crush EVERYDAY have such an amazing outlook on life. Conquering every hurdle and goal she sets with consistent drive, integrity and humbleness. I admire her as much as I love her. She inspires me to be better, do better, want better every day. How she juggles our busy life, being a mother, managing our business ventures with a smile on her face and a positive attitude still amazes me. I am so damn lucky to have been blessed with such a powerful, loving and independent woman. You deserve everything you have accomplished Camile. Today is your Victory Lap babe! The world will be watching you grace the stage... I Love You! #driven#motivation#Arnoldsports#bikiniinternational#ifbb#proleague#worldchampion#bestofthebest#love#bestfriend#calilove
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Ironically, the time is almost 2 years to the day that I had my first Cancer scare. I was prepping for the 2016 @arnoldsports #Ohio . A routine doctors visit delivered what at the time for me was gut wrenching as the “C Word” was used in diagnosing a small blemish on my forehead. Health became my focus and quickly performed Mohs surgery to remove the problem. Fast forward to Dec 17’ and a push from Camile made me go in for a routine check as my health insurance was being changed. I’ll never look at my skin the same. Basal Cell not just in one location, but all over my face. The kicker, Melanoma on my back. The pictures show my journey from 1st procedure, 2nd topical Chemotherapy cream and the 3rd (yesterday), surgery to remove the Melanoma. Melanoma is no joke. It is one of the fastest spreading cancers and will spread to areas that make it hard to fight. In no way is this note to draw attention to me, attest to our cultures grip on vanity or beg for sympathy. But, rather a reminder that life is fragile. Life is short. Life is a gift. Our future can be bright but if we ignore our health or the love and support of our friends and family- how are we quantifying our life’s currency. Take your health and your loved ones seriously. Know when to speak and act, and know when to listen. #sunscreen#FuckCancer#melanoma#basalcell#life#live#love#listen#advice#getchecked#askquestions#becomeanexpert#read#protectyourself#lifeafterbodybuilding
Switzerland is a beautiful country, but don't think that because of their kind nature and impartial view of the worlds issues, that they wouldn't have strong allies and an admirable sense of self preservation. They are who they are because of integrity, practical values and steadfast leadership. Same can be said of my Valentine. However, be careful not to mess with her. I've got her back no matter what the variable and you don't want me to turn from ally to adversary😇😈
...... I love you Babe. To many more😘
My coach and I talk frequently, even when I'm not competing. Business, day job, taxes, fiancé's, wedding rings, kids, retirement, health etc... normal shit you would talk to a friend about. Every once in a while he reminds me of how crazy I am and every once in a while I remind him of how much he helps change people's lives. Here's how he changed mine:
1. I was in disarray when I met Omar almost 6 yrs ago.
2. I did not begin eating right or working out regularly until I was 39yrs old- until I met Omar.
3. I did not have a plan for my life, although I had a good paying job and a nice home, I was relatively lost.
4. Through bodybuilding, as with many others who are drawn to the sport, I realized where my passion's were. Not only for the sake of being vane or trying to be better than others...but to learn to become the best version of me possible and in doing so learn how to help others become whatever it is they truly aspired to be.
4. I met the love of my life and my partner in crime, Camile, when I nor she was even looking for it.
5. Through bodybuilding, we have created a small conglomerate of businesses, all geared around internal and external health. It's not easy trying to figure out how to monetize your dream or your hobby-but we have had nothing but support from our community and our mentors.
5. He continually supports me and my team. We discuss success in coaching and the pitfalls we sometimes find ourselves in.
Lastly...more than he knows it, even though he does not sound like the most "humble" in his posts, Omar is passionate and driven to make every one of the men (and women) he helps, be the best they can be; either in bodybuilding or life's hurdles. He may not know it, but I'm sure I speak for the Team, as well as multiple coaches I have interacted with, Omar is quite possibly the best in the game. For all these reasons and more. I'm thankful to have him in my squad #hometeam#TeamVentura#teamventuratakeover#TeamVenturaFamily#ifbb#npc#MPD#CP#classiquephysique#mensphysique#coachescorner#transformationtuesday#transformation#waybackwednesday#wbw @fit_over_40 #fitness#motivation#fitover40#bodybuilding#2showpro#greatwhitehope 😂
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The future is looking bright...
4 weeks out from the 30th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini International
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