“Junk Food Journal:” Entry 9 is from three dedicated, motivational and overall ultimate thinspiration worthy fellas that have transformed their bodies into well built machines. Howbeit, at the being of their transformation, in the process or maintaining their new physiques these guys’ advice is best served hot & sweaty.
In the middle of summer we all our trying to keep fit until bathing suit season is completely frozen out, so here are more reasons to press, run and squat on! My favorite part about these journals is reading these men’s eating habit. Because as I’m reminded everyday, abs are made in the kitchen not the gym.
Thanks again gentlemen for sharing!
Hi, my name is Jamal Hill (IG: @donetildeath). I am a 30 y/o fashion industry professional living in Brooklyn, NY. I was overweight for most of my life up until 5 years ago when I began to get serious about working out and eating (somewhat) right. Now, I am obsessed with the gym and try to make healthy eating choices consistently.
Workout Philosophy: Never skip leg day! Be consistent; stay focused on your goals. My goal: look better naked.
Breakfast: Protein Shake, egg white western omelet (without cheese).
Lunch: Grilled chicken over kale or mixed greens (with a light dressing).
Dinner: On a good night when there’s time… a meaty fish (or grilled chicken), green vegetables, and a fresh fruit shake.
Cheat Day: Chipotle fully loaded burrito bowl with guacamole, cheese and everything in between.
Diet Trick: There are no tricks that work for me. Staying consistent and keeping my cheat day to only one day is how I see results.
Problem Area: My lower back. As an endomorph (gain fat easily) my body stores fat there. I am working on becoming more consistent with my diet and increasing my focus on this area during back days.
Key to Discipline: Focus and consistency. I want to be the best version of me possible. I have goals and each day I step into the gym I have to keep them at the top of my mind to remain focused and hopefully achieve them.
Workout Routine: I hit the gym 5-6 times a week. I dedicate a day to each muscle group (i.e. chest, legs, back etc…). I hit my legs twice a week. By doing this I see better overall gains. My sessions tend to last 1.5-2 hours and include: 5 mins warm up on the treadmill, 10 mins stretching, 10-15 min abs/core (alternating days), 1 hour of lifting and I finish with 15-20 mins of cardio. I recently began to take 1 hour jogs in the park on the weekends. I would like to do this in addition to my workouts at least 3 days a week to see results.
Hey everyone, I’m Leroy (IG: @timrek_yorel), a Bahamian native recently relocated to the US. The pursuit of being healthy and fit has always been a great challenge. YES, even for someone like me. C’mon now when you have names like Pizza Hut, Burger King and my ace in the hole Wendy, it gets hard to resist.
Workout Philosophy: People fail to realize that working out isn’t all about going hard as a mother everyday but thinking smart about how you do it. It’s kind of like dressing to step out. You should always know what look is it you wish to go for and target the muscles to help nail it.
Breakfast: I’m really not a breakfast person but if I do it’s normally gluten-free waffles/pancakes or fruits such as an apple or banana with water and orange juice.
Lunch: This is usually my biggest meal; a lot of meat, some starches (rice, macaroni, fries) with a few veggies.
Dinner: Chicken or fish with veggies.
Cheat Day: Sadly, I do this just about every day. BUT always condition my mind to know that I MUST burn it off in the gym!
Diet Trick: Eat smaller portions, drink lots of water and healthy snacks i.e. trail mixes and the likes.
Problem Area: Oblique hands down!
Key to Discipline: Surrounding yourself with fitness oriented crowds, it really helps. Picking a fitness idol helps as well, mines being Ulysses Williams Jr.
Workout Routine: 4/5 times a week! Never working the same muscle group(s) back to back; Abdominals being every other day!
Day One – Chest and Back.
Day Two – Strictly LEGS.
Day Three – Shoulders, Bi & Triceps.
Day Four – Legs.
Day Five – Cardio.
Remember fitness and results take a whole lot of patience. Most likely if you’re like me you may not see the results but others will!
I’m Nathan Bailey (IG: @nboogs), just your average guy trying to figure out this fitness thing one day at a time…I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m just doing it!
Workout Philosophy: Be open to changes, switch up your workout routine and eat clean.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with 2 scoops of peanut butter, a banana & strawberries…..5 egg whites and whole wheat toast w/ glass of milk.
Lunch: Tuna, avocado with a glass of milk.
Dinner: Grilled chicken with steamed veggies.
Cheat Day: Cheese burger with poutine (its Canadian).
Diet Trick: There is no trick. Make it a lifestyle change.
Problem Area: Abs.
Key to Discipline: Be Determined, Be Motivated, Be Consistent.
Workout Routine: Monday- 2 mile run & 20 min ab workout. Tuesday- Arms/Shoulders & 15 min Ab workout. Wednesday- Chest/Back & 15 min Ab workout. Thursday- 2 mile run & 20 min ab workout. Friday- Legs & 15 mins Ab workout.