Day 365 Video: One Full Year Of Daily Accountability Complete!

G’day,

On Day 1 last year I made a vow to complete one full year of daily accountability. My plan was to take daily pictures and keep stats over four 12-week “Missions”, and lo and behold, I actually did it!

The reason why I did it was quite simple. After success with this approach 12 years ago (and lots of misery in the intervening years) I decided to have one more crack at daily accountability in a last ditch effort to turn my life around. 

 I’m happy to say that this experiment has been a success! From my perspective nothing comes close to daily accountability when undertaking a radical change in habits, mindset, physique and ultimately life itself!

How has my life changed? Probably the biggest change is in my self image and willingness to take action. I have come out of my mental prison and reengaged with my family, relatives and friends (and many former Shredders!). 

As part of my Mission Challenges I have also taken up surfing and golf, as well as compete in two triathlons. One bonus that I didn’t anticipate was getting myself a new  job (that pays four times my previous salary!)

Onto the stats, on Day 1 I started at 124.4kg and finished today at 90.6kg. This is a loss of 33.8kg (74 lbs) and a bodyfat reduction of 20.1%. I’m happy with my progress overall, even though I was actually down to 86.4kg after the first six months and had planned to get down to the low 80’s by Day 365. 

Up until three weeks ago I was well placed to get close to that goal but the flu prevented me from training for the last 18 days. So, while I am slightly disappointed on how I finished the year I am still happy to have maintained a healthy weight for over six months. I know from previous experience that maintaining can often be more difficult than getting there (especially when the “buzz” starts to die off).

So, what’s next? Well, as I have discussed previously I will now move to weekly accountability. I will publish my pictures and stats every Sunday. I will also continue my 84-day “Mission” format, with Mission 5 to start very soon! I’ll also stick with my tradition of incorporating a new sport into each Mission (M5 sport will be slightly left-field!).

Until next week!

AJ

P.S. I’ve updated this post with a video of the first tee shot of my M4 “Breaking 100” Golf Challenge! The only way I can fit in 18 holes is to do nine holes today and nine on Sunday (Day 370). Stay tuned for me final results!

Real Time Accountability Log
Day 365 of 365 – Aug 9, 2022

Mission 4: Day 84 of 84

RTP Module

Y/N?

Points

1) Mindset (My Stand)

0.5

2) Motivation (PRW’s)

0.5

3) Goals (Visualisation)

0.5

4) Accountability (Scales)

0.5

5) Physique
  – Daily Acc. Picture (3 pts)
  – Training Complete? (1 pt)

3
0

6) Nutrition
  – Food Daily Picture (2 pts)
  – Drink Daily Picture (1 pt)

2
1

7) Real Time Wildcard
  – Minimum Steps 10k

1

Daily Accountability Score

DAS

9/10

Cumulative Acc. Score

CAS 

802/840

Cume. Acc. Percent Score

CAPS 

95.4%

Real Time Accountability – Day 365
Scales/Step Count (Proof of Work)

Mission 4: Day 84 of 84 – Aug 9, 2022

Weight/Bodyfat

Step Count/Training

10 thoughts on “Day 365 Video: One Full Year Of Daily Accountability Complete!

  1. Wow
    Sticking with a flexible plan for one whole year in itself is quite an accomplishment, but add to that a 75 Lb loss of bodyweight, 20% loss of body fat, then add to that strength gains and even more, a list of “firsts”.
    I would say that’s way beyond success!
    If you only had one of those accomplishments it would have been noteworthy. This whole mission says a lot about your determination and that the experiment worked!
    So congratulations once again, Adam!
    It was quite a journey to watch and listen to your comments and thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. G’day Carlos! Thank you very much for your kind words, and for the advice you and Sue gave me over the last 6 months. It does feel great to have one year wrapped up, and even though I felt like I limped to the finish line I would have taken this result one year ago in a heartbeat!

  2. Congrats, Adam. You looking good… I have my own challenges to overcome myself been practicing yoga for the past 3 weeks to ease the difficulties my lower back has been facing and to increase my Mobility which has improved. I’m trying to do at least 7k steps all these pedometers I find on phone apps aren’t accurate when they include driving time, lol. Keep at it stay at it.

    1. G’day Tommy, great to hear from you mate👍Have you found yoga to be good for your mobility and lower back? I’ve been thinking about taking it up semi seriously.

      I’ve noticed that too with my pedometer (Garmin watch) if I forget to turn it off after golf, it includes the drive home as kms walked!

  3. Great job, Adam! As we get older it’s less and less about being skinny or how we look(that’s not to say I don’t want to look good. Lol) but having the strength to keep doing those things and enjoy life actively!
    One thing I’ve found is that when we are committed to ourselves and our health with consistency doing those positive daily actions that we will have good results. And doing all that surely has a positive mental effect.

    1. Thank you Suzette! Great to see you here!I think you made the first comment ever on this blog back in early 2007! What a journey you have been on as well, so great to see your recent results which have been amazing. I 100% agree with you too. Putting my strength and endurance to the test with some sports I’ve always wanted to do has kept each Mission fresh. Pure aesthetics is still a close second though, and I am still a work in progress in that department!

  4. My back has been feeling a lot better, more mobility, and able to stand up in public more. I should look into the Garmin watch myself. Latest bloodwork shows I’m still in remission. Also I been losing weight too but not as fast as you have. Keep shredding

    1. That is great to hear Tommy, are you doing a conventional weights and cardio routine for your training? I can totally recommend Garmin watches, my “Instinct” hasn’t missed a beat in two years.

  5. Sorry Adam, didn’t see this response from you. Actually I was away from the weights and cardio for awhile I did get back into it. Just not sure if high weights or low reps are better than low weights and high reps like you had with the first phase of your program. I also gotta start watching my blood sugar.

  6. G’day Tommy, no worries mate, I’ve been away for a while too mate. For my first 6 months back on the train I did mainly high reps on lower weight with “cardio” between each set (usually jump rope). If ended the session in a pool of sweat my job was done for the day. It is a pretty crude metric but it worked well for me.

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