The original day of rest.
Workout and weight-loss programs sometimes incorporate a weekly “off day.”
You can eat anything you want. Spoon up a gallon of ice cream, if you wish.
Take a break. Treat yourself. Live large.
Do Free Day Plans Work for Weight Loss?
I followed Bill Phillip’s Body for Life Program, back when it first began.
Part of the plan was to take a “free day” every week.
I loved the idea.
What I found, though, was that six days of working my butt off at the gym, while following a rigorous daily diet, diminished my desire to pig out on the seventh day.
Why would anyone push that hard to get a few steps ahead, then take a giant step back as a “reward”? For me, Body for Life was the most successful get-in-shape plan I’d found before getting started with The DEEP.
Not only did I lose fat, but I gained muscle. My waist size went way down, and my energy level pulsed. Loved it. If you’re looking for an intense experience, Body for Life can provide it.
I prefer The DEEP and The Roadturn Reboot because it’s a more balanced plan — one built to last a lifetime. Most folks (me included) can do the other programs for a few months, perhaps, but invariably end up back in the weeds.
The Roadturn plan recommends a day set apart and special every week, but not a day to eat until you drop. It’s more for stepping back and being grateful, for appreciating how far you’ve come and how much effort you’ve put into getting there.
Did I mention that I love Saturday? It’s the best day of the week!
Reboot Logbook Day #21
Today was a winner in all kinds of ways. Once you get past the shock of changing how you eat, you want to eat better. The longer I stay on this path, the more I want to be here.
Body – 3: I followed my eating plan and worked out a bit. An excellent day physically.
Mind – 3: Considerable distraction today, but I did sit in on a webinar, read a little, and engage in discussion.
Spirit – 3: Started with The DEEP, appreciated nature, and welcomed the Sabbath.
God is good, and His mercy endures forever!
Info on the scoring system I’m using and what this reboot is all about may be found here: DAY #1.
To get going with your own Roadturn Reboot, start by listening to this mp3 training: The DEEP.