When I weighed myself and realized that I’ve gone from 272 down to 258 and I’m still dropping, it has given me every reason to continue.

Free Day?

Yep, you get 1 per week and I try to make the most of it.

Fast Day?

Yep, you have to have 1 of those per week as well and I try to make it every Monday. But really, it’s a clear fluids day where anything from week 1 is still allowed.

Going forward, I’m ready to add actual, real daily exercise but I’m not quite ready for the 300 diet/exercise or anything:

Beginner 300 WorkoutObviously the 300 is an advanced workout. Unless you are already in great shape, start with an easier, beginner workout routine. Go for 2-3 sets starting out, and add a set each week. Get up to 4-5 sets, and you’re ready to move on to the 300 workout. You may also want to do some abs exercise, as well.

gerard butler abs 300 workout

Beginner 300 Workout

  • 15 body-weight rows
  • 25 body-weight squats
  • 15 push-ups
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 10 close grip push-ups
  • 15 body-weight rows

Gerard Butler 300 DietThe Gerard Butler 300 diet consisted of what the typical Spartan Diet of the day would have been. They wanted the actors to look like the real thing. By barely eating enough for recovery, they gained well-fined abs and musculature. The Spartan diet, along with some other sources of lean protein, included:

  • cottage cheese
  • grapes
  • apples
  • avocado
  • green vegetables
  • quail eggs
  • turkey
  • chicken
  • fish
  • figs
  • olives and olive oil
  • whole, organic foods
  • whole grain bread
  • wild rice

gerard butler 300 workout abs

The 300 actors would never eat until full. Instead, they only ate small portions allowing for muscle recovery, and basic nutrition. The crew ate 1.2g of protein per pound of body weight per day. They would eat some protein every 3 hours. Gerard Butler diet included carbohydrates in the morning, while they had chicken and vegetables as the typical dinner.


I’m perfectly happy NOT doing this for now but have contemplated adding it to my routine if it ends being simple to implement.

For now, I’m actually putting together one of these to get me going with more of a body weight oriented approach:

My thought is that using this in concert with a shorter workout program like P90X3 will do me a lot of good.
But unfortunately, this means a return to early morning workouts (alarm goes off at 4:55) and using something like C4 as a wake-up call.
But this could be a good fitness tool, so I’ll definitely update on how this goes.