The aha moment was the moment when I realized that depression was creeping in. A few months before the release of the trainer, I injured my back and I used that as an excuse to slack off.
The consequences were too high to be ignored—in a very short period of time I gained a lot of heartaches and lost a lot of confidence.
I have been following Kris since 2011… his programs are the ones that I always come back to—it’s in my blood.
I mainly used the stack, PRE-KAGED, IN-KAGED and RE-KAGED, and I would complement that with Kasein.
My most favorite supplement is PRE-KAGED. I train at 3 a.m. each morning and PRE-KAGED keeps me going throughout the day, not only during my training session, plus it gives me a good mood.
I have been seriously training since January 2015. My work schedule is absolutely hectic therefore, my diet must be easy. Pretty much I ate the same things every day adjusted to my recommended macros:
Breakfast: Oat bran with a scoop of protein followed by PRE-KAGED.
Lunch: Sweet potatoes with turkey breast.
Dinner: Spinach salad, turkey breast, and broccoli or Brussels sprouts.
Before going to sleep I’d have Kasein.
Maybe not advice but a statement: Trust the process—there is logic to this madness!
Cardio twice a day accompanied by my lack of sleep (4–5 hours a night).
As Kris stated - trust the process, make small, achievable goals, take it day by day, and don’t overthink it!
I usually listen to whatever tickles my ears from SpongeBob to heavy metal.
Social gatherings are not an issue in general since my time is very limited. My family knew that I was going through an 8-week training program and they respected that.
Regarding the diet, I made sure I had all my food prepared in advance. I would prepare my gym attire and my supps the night before and I would just hit the road.
The KM Facebook group was also a huge help, and I think whoever is going through such a brutal program should use all the help there is. I used to post all my struggles and all my achievements every day, and doing that made me accountable.
Besides HCT I have done some of them a few times such as