We here at Single Dude Travel feel that your health is of utmost importance, and being in good shape is a great way to feel good, separate yourself from the rest of the fat stupid Westerner tourists when you travel, meet more and better girls, and to live a longer, better, happier and more fulfilling life. But what if you picked up a little spare tire somewhere a long the way? Perhaps it was one too many beers in Germany, too many tamales in Mexico or even one too many pulneni chushki on your latest romp through the Balkans.
Whatever the case, now is the time. You’ve booked your next trip and you know you’ll have to take your shirt off and and talk to beautiful Bulgarian girls on Sunny Beach, so it’s time to get in shape, and fast. It’s really not that tough if you’re serious about it. The key is to combine the right diet with exercise. You don’t need to kill yourself in the gym, but you need to be committed to the plan for it to succeed.
1.) Eat only meat, vegetables, eggs, beans, legumes and nuts (sparingly) 6 days per week.
2.) Avoid alcohol 6 days per week (if you really need it you can have one glass of dry red wine per day).
3.) Do a full body weight training routine every 3 to 4 days followed by 30 minutes of cardio.
4.) Take measurements of your body with a tape measure and use this rather than the scale to track your progress.
5.) Take a shirtless photo every week.
6.) Find a “cheer leader”.*
7.) Take one day off per week and do whatever the fuck you want, eat pizza, get drunk, etc.
8.) Be consistent.
1.) Drink alcohol 6 days per week.
2.) Eat bread, grains, cereal, potatoes, rice or any other simple carbohydrates that are or can be white.
3.) Make excuses for yourself or bend the rules.
4.) Give up.
5.) Delay in getting started, if you start now you can have a beach body by this summer.
6.) Pay too much attention to the scale, as muscle weighs much more than fat.
It’s really just that simple. If you want a more detailed description of what I’m getting at see two of Tim Ferris’ blog articles:
Keep in mind that if you have a spare tire, lose the fat first, then worry about bulking up. Follow the diet I outlined above but still do the workouts outlined in “From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks,” you won’t bulk up a ton but you will turbo charge your weight loss. After your spare tire is gone you can switch to a high protein weight gain diet. I highly recommend Tim’s book, The Four Hour Body, however you don’t need it if you don’t want to drop the coin on it. What I’ve told you above is more than enough to lose 20 or 30 lbs and have a “beach body” in time for this coming summer.
Now let’s talk about why you should this. Can you pickup chicks in other countries even if you’re a fat slob? Yes you can if you have the right attitude and tight game but it’s going to be a lot harder. The number one component of solid game is confidence. The simple fact is that the better you look, the better you’re going to feel about yourself and the more confidence you will have. Confidence is hot, ask any girl, even a dumb American one can probably tell you that. Besides just looks and subjective feelings you will objectively have more energy and stamina and you’ll be better in bed. Like almost everything we discuss here it’s not just about the girls, it’s about life. Healthy, in shape people tend to be happier and more successful in all areas of life. So stop sitting on your fat ass playing Xbox and eating Twinkies. Get up and take step number one. There are beautiful Eastern European super models that can’t wait to meet you.
*When I say get a cheer leader I mean choose a good friend that will monitor your progress, keep you on track and celebrate each little gain you make with you whether you lost 2 inches off your stomach, lost 2 kilos of fat or increased your strength by 25% in the last two weeks. It provides extra motivation and makes it more difficult to give up when you know someone is looking over your shoulder.