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 Post subject: Day 11 of 12 Days of VB&F - Daily Inspiration
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12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - December 20-31, 2011

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Day 11 of The 12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - Daily Inspiration

From Robert Cheeke's Best-Selling book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet:

Robert’s Recap on creating a Successful Nutrition Program

To be successful in your nutrition program, you will have to really clearly define what you want to accomplish and determine how hard you are willing to work to achieve it. You’ll need to create a detailed vision, a timeline, and action plan, and then implement while consistently holding yourself accountable. You’ll want to have a support network of those who believe in your aspirations almost as much as you believe in your ability to make your aspirations become realities. Athletic success goes hand-in-hand with a successful nutrition program and that has to be fully understood.

Whatever your vision, aspiration, or goal, commitment comes first. Some of us want to lose weight; some want to gain weight; some want to become successful bodybuilders; others want to tone up. Some of us want to become fitness models and make a career in the fitness industry; others of us want to change some bad habits so we can live longer and feel healthier. We each have a different approach, but the fundamental, foundational base of all of our aspirations is the same—a desire to achieve something. Achievement can be obtained by utilizing a program that is followed consistently through. When you determine what you want to do with your nutritional health, read back through some of the tips and suggestions based on those goals (be it mass-building, toning up, pre-contest dieting, or maintaining your current physique) and incorporate whatever material makes sense to you. Above all else, believe in yourself sincerely and work hard for the changes you want to create in your life. You can do it because millions of people who didn’t even think they could change their life have done exactly that. You already KNOW you can change your life and now you have a few extra tools, coupled with the inspiration and motivation you have within yourself to make it happen.

Document your transformation. It will be a lot of fun to show others later on and will be an inspirational tool to help others bring out the best in themselves as well.

Robert’s Top 10 tips to creating a Successful Nutrition Program

1. Have a really smart approach. If the food you are considering eating is known for its unhealthy reputation, it is probably something you’ll want to avoid.

2. Ensure the majority of your diet is composed of nutrient-dense foods, such as plant-based “whole foods.”

3. If it had a face, a family, and the ability to experience fear and pain, it isn’t food. It is the remains of an animal that used to be alive and experience life just like we do. Eat the foods that caused the least amount of harm to be produced and “harvested” and you’ll feel really good about your food choices everyday.

4. Drink sufficient amounts of water. The body is made up mostly of water, just like our muscles, so to maintain a healthy body and healthy muscles, consume a lot of water.

5. Focus on nourishment as your primary objective and choose the foods that provide the most nutrition for sustained energy, recovery from exercise, and for satiation and satisfaction so you don’t over eat or under eat.

6. Keep your meal frequency fairly high. Eating often allows you to stay nourished all day long without feeling too hungry or too full and keeps your body burning fat quickly and your energy levels high.

7. Eat a variety of foods. It can be tough on a bodybuilding diet to include a lot of variety but make a strong effort to incorporate lots of different foods. It makes a bodybuilding diet so much more enjoyable.

8. Document your nutrition program. Keep a nutrition journal in addition to your training journal so you always have a record of what is working well, what isn’t working well, and have it all on file to reference, evaluate, and reflect upon.

9. Be consistent in your nutrition program and keep yourself accountable. Most plateaus and stagnation periods in people’s lives come from lack of accountability and lack of consistency. Make sure both of those aspects are considered and followed through. It’s hard to improve if you’re not putting in the work that leads to improvement. Consistency ensures forward progress, and accountability keeps you honest and makes you follow through.

10. Make a real, sincere, authentic, and honest effort to reach your nutrition goals. Most people just don’t really try. Be one of the people that doesn’t just say they want a change, but rather go out and create the change you want to experience.


Robert’s Recap for Creating a Successful Training Program

Creating a successful training program is just as important as creating a successful nutrition program. When you have both of them implemented and working in your favor, you are bound to be successful. Success usually breeds enjoyment, which enhances quality of life. You can see how important a solid training program can be. It can change your life in amazing ways. Learn a lot about the human body and know the importance of taking care of it through proper warm-ups and training methods, through sufficient nutrition and supplement intake, and through adequate rest and a positive attitude. You’ll find that a sincere belief in yourself and an attitude that supports your aspirations could be something that makes a huge impact on your levels of success. Discover what your goals are and come up with an approach to support your ambitions and consistently follow through in deliberate actions that yield results. Enjoy the journey because if it isn’t fun, it becomes a chore. As with everything else, keep a detailed journal of your progress. It will be something fun to look back on years down the road when you reminisce about the humble beginnings of your early bodybuilding days.

Robert’s Top 10 tips to Creating a Successful Training Program

1. Act like a bodybuilder. Don’t expect bodybuilding results if you’re not willing to work like a bodybuilder to achieve them.

2. Always have a plan in mind and make sure your efforts everyday are in line with your plan for success.

3. Find meaning and passion in your training and in your bodybuilding lifestyle so you will look forward to it everyday. Otherwise, it will be something you dread or fear.

4. Keep yourself inspired by any means necessary. Find a training partner, hire a personal trainer, take progress photos, do whatever it takes to keep you inspired to improve. It is through improvement that one often finds fulfillment.

5. Learn from others who have been successful bodybuilders. There is no better way to learn about bodybuilding than by others who have done it and by doing it yourself.

6. Make bodybuilding a priority in your life. It doesn’t have to be your #1 priority. If you’re married, for example, it had better not be your #1 priority or you may not be married very long. Make the bodybuilding lifestyle fairly high on your list of things that are important in your life and you will respect it, appreciate it, and be successful at it.

7. Set some really specific bodybuilding goals so you have detailed destinations to work toward—be it a competition, a certain amount of weight lifted, or a consecutive scheduled workout streak that you aim for; the more specific and detailed the goals, the better focus you’ll have and harder you’ll work to achieve them.

8. Create a timeline for success rather than a deadline. Deadlines are “all or nothing” while timelines can be adjusted based on progress. Timelines are much more effective in my experience, and I suggest you use them in your approach to bodybuilding.

9. Get a pen and paper and list your favorite aspects of the bodybuilding lifestyle. Only list your very favorite things that are very positive and get you excited about bodybuilding and weight training. Post the list somewhere you can see it daily as a reminder of why you do what you do. In this sport that is so tough mentally, physically, and psychologically, sometimes we need reminders of why we keep going when times get really challenging.

10. Have fun and share your bodybuilding success with others. This could likely inspire others around you. You may even get a new training partner out of it because often you’ll motivate people to come along and train with you to learn how to experience some of the same fulfillment and success you do on a daily basis.


Quote of the Day

From Robert Cheeke's Best-Selling book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet:

“It is my experience that if you truly love something, you will be willing to spend a lot of time doing it, will be willing to work harder than others to achieve it, and will have so much fun throughout the process that you will excel naturally. The joy and fulfillment you get from being engaged in the activity you love, regularly, will propel you to stand out in your field adapting and improving at rapid rates. You will look forward to practice, rehearsal, application, and action in whatever it is that moves you. Through your discipline and dedication, you will thrive in an environment you created that is perfect for you to succeed in. Because you’re doing what you love, you’ll be in a positive mood on a regular basis, will find the good in every situation, will get back up when you’re knocked down, and will time and time again overcome adversity where others with less passion will give in and give up.” – Robert Cheeke

Success Tip of the Day

From Robert Cheeke's new book Think Differently, due out in 2012:

"It is not how loud you shout, it is the volume and importance of the message you’re communicating that is important." -Robert Cheeke

Video Trailer for Robert's Book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6NUAie ... r_embedded

-Robert Cheeke
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 Post subject: Re: Day 11 of 12 Days of VB&F - Daily Inspiration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:45 am 
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I love today's inspiration message.


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 Post subject: Re: Day 11 of 12 Days of VB&F - Daily Inspiration
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Thanks!

It is one of my favorite quotes from my book too.

Glad you enjoyed it!

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