This is Week 5 of 6 in Derek Flanzraich’s #absperiment series. Catch up on Week 0 (why he’s doing this to begin with), Week 1 (how it takes a village), Week 2 (how it’s about the little things), Week 3 (how much traveling sucks for this), and Week 4 (early conclusions).
I’m not suffering. I’m not starving. I don’t feel tortured when people nosh on food I can’t eat in front of me. And I look better than I’ve ever looked. I weigh less than I have in five years, maybe 10. And though the last few days have been the toughest yet, I’m not giving up on the #absperiment challenge until it’s complete.
But after that? I’m having the biggest Shake Shack meal anyone has ever had. This week’s update is about the things I’ve given up to make this happen so you can decide for yourself whether it’s worth it.
As always, here’s my day-by-day, meal-by-meal, workout-by-workout week to keep me honest:
Day 29 (Monday, July 9): Cardio Interval Running + Walking, Med Carb, Med Calorie Day, and slept 7.75 hours
Day 30 (Tuesday, July 10): Metabolic Resistance Training + Modified Tabata, Med Carb, Med Calorie Day, and slept 7.5 hours
Day 31 (Wednesday, July 11): Slow Steady-State Cardio, Low Carb, Low Calorie Day, and slept 7.5 hours
Day 32 (Thursday, July 12): Strength Resistance Training + Cardio, Med Carb, Med Calorie Day, and slept 8 hours
Day 33 (Friday, July 13): Metabolic Resistance Training + Arms + Cardio, Med Carb, Med Calorie Day, and slept 8.5 hours
Day 34 (Saturday, July 14): Cardio Interval Running + Walking, Med Calorie Day and No Cheat Meal, and slept 8 hours
Day 35 (Sunday, July 15): Slow Steady-State Cardio Jog + Walk, Low Carb, Low Calorie Day, and slept 7.5 hours
Here’s a (condensed) list of the things I’ve sacrificed on my journey to get six-pack abs in six weeks. Can you endure them all?
Five weeks in and I’m proof that giving up the above is possible. If you had to, you could. But are you willing to sacrifice all of them to get six-pack abs in six weeks? Or would you rather live a healthier lifestyle, making one healthier choice at a time, while enjoying a normal life? I know where my answer is leaning, six-pack or not… One week until my final conclusion!
The #absperiment is nearly over. Follow the last stretch of my workouts on Fitocracy, meals at MyFitnessPal, and adventures on Twitter.
Which of the above would you be willing to give up? Any of them? All of them? Let me know in the comments below!