The Difference Between Getting Shredded and Working Out

September 4, 2018

Mallyan Spout Waterfall.

Next week I am turning 44. What comes with that is a pile of wisdom that I could have never have obtained without going through the fire that I have. What also comes with age is that spare tire that constantly rears its ugly muffin-top shaped head.

I was luckily enough to marry a hot chick 13 years my junior which forced me to find new ways to stay on my game and keep things right. The problem was, it got tougher and tougher to fight the bulge. I swear to you I was no slug. I worked out every day and ate healthier than my average counterpart. But, I still felt like the aging 40-something, always having to suck my gut in at the beach.

I decided to enter into a fitness competition to shake things up. It did exactly what I hoped it would do. It got me lean and strong. But, I got to thinking; what was the difference 25 pounds ago?

I worked out then. I work out now. I ate right then. I eat right now. What is the difference? As Shakespeare said “let me count the ways”. The differences are so subtle that you would completely miss them if you were not looking.

Subtle Differences 101:

1. My workout back then almost never changed. Now, my workout changes every week in some small way (reps, weight, exercises etc). I literally mean every week.

2. My diet back then may have been fine but never really changed much. I would have never even thought that changing your diet was important. Now, my diet changes from week to week. Proteins up this week. Carbs down that week. Water intake up this week. Water intake down that week. All for different reasons, which to be honest, are way beyond my understanding. Another thing, I eat way more food now then ever before!

3. My cardio back then was 40 minutes a day until I exploded. Now, my cardio is just a few times per week with a heart monitor that dictates when to spike my intensity. Which is all based upon what my muscle looks like. In other words, evaluating whether or not the cardio is causing me lose muscle mass. Which, I had no idea that cardio training could do.

4. The biggest change and honestly the point of this is adding a coach to this equation. Back then I did not have a coach. Nor did I think it was necessary to do anymore than diet, cardio and exercise. The truth is, there is no way I would have intellectually understood these subtle differences in diet, exercise and cardio with out one. More than anything, having a weekly check in with the coach, with the pictures to prove your success or failure, definitely keeps you honest!

It worked for me. It worked for Kim. It will work for you.

25 Comments

  • Aaron Martin September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    i do not have the options that you showed available to me

  • Sharfras Navas September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Thanks for your video

  • Bad Kermit September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    you made a simple video, you earn my RESPECT!

  • Joy Mary September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    this is amazing, i can finally breathe again

  • Near Future September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    mine doesn't have one

  • Bedilu Demissie September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Thank you…thank you…thank you for your information! It is really awesome you saved my research draft!

  • Sherry Nickerson September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    All I can say is you are a life saver! I bought my laptop from a private owner and after 3 years decided to change him being the administrator to myself. I didn't know that it would create a whole new desktop, etc and I would lose 3 years worth of written books and business work and information. I was devastated! I had no words because I would have to recreate all that work again. People suggested all these software programs which took forever and my stuff came back scrambled. I've spent the last 4 months trying to recreate the stuff I've lost. I had been on youtube several times looking for solutions and nothing was able to help me. I lost this information about 7 months ago. Tonight I came on and your video popped up and it worked! Praise God! I had been silently praying because I was going to have to rewrite a 300 page book that I had written and I dreaded it. I said a little prayer and I heard to go back onto youtube. Your instructions were simple and to the point. Thank you so much!

  • E September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    No previous version available. RIP PSD file 🙁

  • satheesh kumar September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    i have to rectify one issue, when updated some datas in excel sheet ,one cell getting repeated data.I dont know why its happened.I saved the the file also.So cant do ctl+Z.So pls help

  • Rikky Solo September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Hi there,
    I have a question..
    I cloned my c: drive to external hard disk so now I lost all data and pictures from external hard disk, instead i have 2 c drivers as I see..so is there a way that I can restore those files and folders from External hd?
    Hope to hear ASAP..

    Regards..

  • JPiXeL September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    My Windows Vista used to have a bunch of my drawings and stuff in it, but ever since it got fixed, I can't find them anymore, and now they're all gone. How do I recover the files from that?

  • acx7893 September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    The only option it shows me is the file from Yesterday. But I'm trying to restore the file from a couple days ago. I know that there should be "Earlier This Week" or even "Last Week." How do I get those to show up? 

  • Shereen Raj September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    You're a life saver!!! xxxx

  • Tukic September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    tanks tanks tanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carl Pierson September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    It doesn't allow me to click on the restore button?? 

  • José Luis Gil September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Thx XWalker, this video helps me a lot! 

  • The Interface September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    So did they take this out in windows 8 because I upgrade my OS and now I can't find it.

  • Dhital Dev September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    my windows 7 says there is no previous version. help

  • Iqbal Mahmud September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Thanks for the help……

  • Chris Walker September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Not an app. What I mean is that hopefully sometime in the past, you stored that file somewhere else in case your computer failed you. Then you could go to that copy of that file and access it. If that file is important, you should keep multiple copies of it. I save important things to flash drive, Skydrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and my website. I have five copies, because if one fails me, I can always go to another. The services above are free but have limitations of what you can store.

  • Chris Walker September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Then they are gone. Somebody might have turned it off. Hopefully you have backups.

  • Chris Walker September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Possibly, but I've never seen them hidden there. Microsoft doesn't really support Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrades. They claim that they wipe the hard drive when you go from XP to 7. I've never really investigated it, so I may be wrong, but that Windows old options was for people re-installing Windows Vista or 7. It was never supposed to be applied to XP.

  • donddon5281 September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Could they be by any chance "hidden files?"

  • Chris Walker September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    @donddon5281 If that folder is empty, then the files are gone.

  • donddon5281 September 4, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I did an operating system update from windows xp to windows 7, my old files that I had not backed up(photos,music etc) were lost.Someone told me they are in a folder now called windows Old, is there a way of restoring those.When i open up that folder it shows "there a no files".

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