Monthly Archives: February 2012
Week one of my GNC Beyond Raw experiment started off perfectly. By day 3 of week one I was on fire. The supplement synergy was kicking. I was feeling how the products in this line were starting to work together. Placebo? maybe… but I don’t care at this point, because even if a “placebo feeling” leads to “factual action”, I’m all in.
Fast forward to day 4. Much like my golf game, the wheels fell off. Missed my REFINE supplement, which is the thermogenic in this line, got distracted, had a few business meetings and had to shoot some workouts for one of the companies Bonnie and I work for. I could go on and on with excuses. Needless to say, missed some meals, workouts, post workout shakes, and this led to me taking the gloves off and just saying… forget it till next week! So I chalk this first week up to getting familiar with the supplements, when to take them, when to train, getting my nutrition and my training scheduled on track. I will consider the first week as a trial run, and most important, I’m not going to let it defeat me. I will hit the training and supplements better this week.
What I learned is, in the first three days I felt my training gain intensity, and I was encouraged. This week I will protect my schedule from erroneous crap that will detour my goals of getting in shape by April. The take home for those reading… I don’t care if you have to restart your diet and training 100 times, as long as when you get knocked down, you get up again. Week two… get-r-done!
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Remember back to the mid 1970′s, there was the LIFE CEREAL commercial about “Mikey”. He was the boy who would eat anything. Well, when it comes to health and nutrition, I am your “Mikey”. If you told me honey badger feces’ would make me stronger, faster, fitter, with no side effects, then I would find a way to cook it, drink it, or smoke it.
As a skeptic, I am a tad bit negative when it comes to speaking the truth. I seem to always start off with a pessimistic attitude towards new supplements, fitness gadgets, shoes, etc… But I’m also able to keep an open mind and give credit where credit is due. Recently I have been approached by GNC to try out their newest line of products that GNC will be launching this year, the, BEYOND RAW line.
GNC must have complete confidence in these products if they are going to bring these products and promises into my house, as they fully know I am going to bash them if their promises are empty. My credibility to review supplements and the pursuance of truth is dependent on my opinion staying independent from what GNC’s hopes and feelings are. With that being said, I am also putting my body and health in their hands for 60 days.
I have some big shoots and shows coming up, and by April, I need to look and perform at my best, and at 41, I ain’t getting any younger. I will let the pictures and video’s speak for themselves. In the off-chance you see me shirtless, don’t be a douschtard and call me fat, I’m very sensitive like that… must be my “metro side”… but for proving or disproving the efficacy of the BEYOND RAW line, I’m willing to take my clothes off.
I’ve never seen a company so pursuant of filling a need of their clients as the research and development GNC has put into this line. Another positive, I have been a student of exercise, nutrition and physiology my entire adult life, earning degrees in everything from nutrition to physical therapy. I guess I’ve always been my own science project, as I applied my education to my training, diet and contest preparation over the last 20 years from mma to bodybuilding. So I have a good understanding of what it will take, apart from these supplements, to reach the level of physique necessary for the media events that are coming my way in 60 days. GNC… don’t let me down. Only time and training will tell.
Once I start there is no going back, my immediate future is in GNC’s hands. Change or no change, I will stay committed to the RAW program. Secondly, when it comes to taking pics without my shirt on… I’m a little bit of a girl. Lastly, if RAW doesn’t work, I will do my best to explain why, but chances of offending some very experienced researchers will be imminent.
Check back in weekly and I will take you step by step through the products and the results. Whether the results are positive, or negative…
Stay tuned… BEYOND RAW… or bust