Manganiello's AA Program

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Manganiello
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Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:18 am

Eat 1400 Calories (done - 1300)
Talk to 12 girls (Done - 14)

DAY 13 - ABCs (Round Two)

Video:



Summary:
- I felt like THE MAN. Fucking Amazing Day
- Sung ABCs to one girl in front of 30+ people, definitely had the ALL-EYES ON ME feel.
- Most Reactions were quite bad (Few girls walked away on me when I was singing)
- Last 2 girls had really nice reactions.
- Totally worth it.

Lessons:
- Some people will just give bad reactions (That's ok because after a certain point there's not much I can do about it.)
- My job is to enjoy myself FIRST. How people respond is up to them.
- Thought: "Most people live boring lives following other people's rules, where nothing exciting happens."
- Reading predecessors's AA logs was really helpful. For this day.

Thank you to everyone watching/reading/posting on this thread, it gave me extra motivation throughout the drills.

Still lots more to do.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Giles
Posts: 58 | Thanks: 5
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Goal: AA Program
Age: 23
Motto: GOOD. VIBES. ONLY. :evil:

Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:18 pm

Epic dude! Congrats... I've already read many times this day is quite hard! :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up:
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Manganiello
Posts: 88 | Thanks: 44
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:21 pm

Giles wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Epic dude! Congrats... I've already read many times this day is quite hard! :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up:
Thanks man. I was legit afraid of this day, but it was actually fun the 2nd try at it.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Thebastard
Posts: 321 | Thanks: 58
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:16 pm
Name: Luke
Goal: Make £1500/m Online
Age: 32
Motto: Time to clap some cheeks
Location: UK

Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:37 pm

All the memories are coming back reading this. I am proud of you man. I want to see you get to week 8+
For my free 2016-2017 Golden Eagle Project pdf with commentary, PM me

2021 Goals
1) Make £1500/m profit from online business
2) Make £72,000 post-tax from ship work
3) Get 2nd passport and 1st foreign residency
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Manganiello
Posts: 88 | Thanks: 44
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:00 am

Today
- Fixed Tire (done)
- Had to figure some stuff out for taxes (mostly done - yay)

Day 18b - Do you like my shirt?


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Summary:
- Short day today (8 done)
- Really easy compared to ABCs
- I'm noticeably not as emotionally affected by bad reactions.
- Mostly good reactions/complements about the shirt

-----

@Thebastard

I appreciate that dude, thanks. lol I don't want to know what's on week 8 :oops:
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Manganiello
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Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:28 am

Day 18b - Shirt




Summary:
- Easy to do
- Mostly confused reactions from girls (Why are you asking me this?)
- 12 girls in 16 minutes or so.


Day 19a - Justin Bieber




Summary:
- Did 6 out of 16 drills, more of a time thing than difficulty... that being said,
- Opening with "Hey, how's it going?" vs. "Do you have the time?" Makes this drill harder.
- For some not asking for the time is harder... even though most girls responded quite well
- Found myself in my head more, and more situations had resistance
- Still quite doable,
- The Bieber part is easy tho
- I think every girl found the Bieber reference funny.



Lessons:
- Splitting the day up and trying to 1.5 days or just 0.5 of one day, and then 0.5 of another - does not work well.
- I find just having the sole purpose of my day to finish day 17, or day 18, or whatever day MUCH easier.
- Not ending the approaching session after completing 1 completed day doesn't seem to motivate me as much.




Other habits/goals
- Get to work at 6:45am (6:55)
- Eat 1400 calories (1800)
- Follow Skincare and teeth routine (done)
- Talk to CRA (Tax agency) (done).
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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nipple-flip
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Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Name: Chris
Goal: self-actualize
Age: 28
Motto: do your best every day
Location: USA

Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:07 am

good shit dude. keep on the path
28M

Broad goals - live authentically. want for nothing. be happy.

Specific short/medium-term goals:
- 1000lb powerlifting total
- under 13% body fat
- one-arm chin-up
- get a software engineering job

Progress towards short term goals:
- 725 PL total (B 165x1, S 245x1, D 315x1)
- 19% body fat, 137lb bodyweight
- weighted chin-up PR: +80lb
- 8 leetcode problems done
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Manganiello
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Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:12 am

Day 19b - Bieber



Summary:
- Quite a bit easier than yesterday
- Still find the hardest part of the drill is saying "Hey, how's it going?" (listening) and then leaving.
- I think it's just because it's weird to start a conversation, then say nothing and leave.
- I completely Suck at doing a Gay voice. I did it lol, but felt like I was doing an impersonation wrong.
- 14 girls all-together
- Last set of 4 girls took about 6minutes.
- Starting to really tell I'm more comfortable than girls in these drills


NO IDEA what's after this, which is kind of exciting.
I always knew what the next day was up until now.


Todays targets:
- Eat 1400 calories (1800-2000) <-- don't even know
- Start work at 7am (8:30am)
- Complete Day 19 (done)

THE DAY OVERALL
- Completely fucked up my calories (1800-2000?)
- I feel like this besides the AA program, is the MOST IMPORTANT thing I can be doing, and I did not do it well today.
- I either stick to the plan, or run a lower calorie budget where "off days" are offset by all the good days.
- Besides doing the AA program, today was off-target, and I'm not happy about it.


nipple-flip wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:07 am
good shit dude. keep on the path
Thanks man, I appreciate it.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Thebastard
Posts: 321 | Thanks: 58
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:16 pm
Name: Luke
Goal: Make £1500/m Online
Age: 32
Motto: Time to clap some cheeks
Location: UK

Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:35 pm

You are killing it bro. The malls are empty cuz of the pandemic I guess but from what I can see there isn't a lockdown going on. Just a bunch of places shut. Not many guys are so motivated to do the AA program with this 'ultimate excuse,' that's for sure! Good job not checking out what the future drills are. Lol about the gay voice. I vaguely remember that one. Oh the hilarity!
For my free 2016-2017 Golden Eagle Project pdf with commentary, PM me

2021 Goals
1) Make £1500/m profit from online business
2) Make £72,000 post-tax from ship work
3) Get 2nd passport and 1st foreign residency
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Manganiello
Posts: 88 | Thanks: 44
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 am

Day 20 - Washroom



Summary:
- WEEK 3 COMPLETE
- Which finishes My January Target Already :)
- Still lots more to do (not even halfway done yet)
- Did the last 4 sets in under an hour, probably could've done it quicker.
- Did not find any issue here, the only thing slowing me down was finding enough girls by themselves to talk to.
- Most girls laughed at the bathroom thing, but not all. Honestly I was very indifferent.
- The whole day was a blur, don't remember really anything the girls were saying, honestly was in a hurry.
- I asked for the time 16x and still wasn't sure what time it was.


Todays targets
- Eat 1400 calories (1500) <-- better, but still too high
- Start work at 6:30am (7am) <--- better, but still off target.
- Complete Day 20 (done)


THE DAY OVERALL
- Kind of feel like I'm not moving aggressively enough on weight loss.
- Even tho 1400 calories is a decent number, its still lackluster...
- ... with a LOT of exercise, 1400 calories gives me 0.9-1.3 lbs of fat lost a week.
- That's OK, but for as important as body composition is, not enough.
- IF I can figure out how to do the AA program and get consistently into the 1.5-2.0 lbs loss/week, I'll be ecstatic.
- I'm at 176, and I'm suspecting 150 to 155 is probably the range I need to be in.
- Maybe fasting some days? Maybe a 2week waterfast? Not sure yet.

Thebastard wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:35 pm
You are killing it bro. The malls are empty cuz of the pandemic I guess but from what I can see there isn't a lockdown going on. Just a bunch of places shut. Not many guys are so motivated to do the AA program with this 'ultimate excuse,' that's for sure! Good job not checking out what the future drills are. Lol about the gay voice. I vaguely remember that one. Oh the hilarity!
Thanks dude. It's a partial lockdown. I for the most part believe COVID is legit, but it's also the perfect rug to sweep everything under... Most people won't blame you for blaming COVID. Honestly, I think I just reached that point where I don't have time to slack anymore.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Reservoir
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Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:02 pm
Name: Dimitri
Goal: Get Laid
Age: 29

Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:05 pm

Gotta respect your balls & dedication, you're plowing through these drills!
Manganiello wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 am
I asked for the time 16x and still wasn't sure what time it was.
:) very relatable
Main goal: increase notch-count during Q1 while remaining productive at work
  • Habits:
    • Maintain a rotation of 10 leads (numbers) min.
    • Arrange 2 dates / week
    • No sitting down in the evening before 10:30pm
    • Social media only in evening / noon break
Background Objectives:
  • Treat weird smell on my dick
  • 8 reps of +16kg chin-ups
  • 8 reps of +5kg single leg squat
  • Do first cold-approach
  • Start investing / deal with taxes monthly
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Adam
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Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Name: Adam
Goal: Lose Fat
Age: 32

Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:19 pm

Great Job on the approaches, man. 1400 calories sounds really low to me. Do you find that you still have energy when eating that little food each day?
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Manganiello
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Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:22 pm

Adam wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:19 pm
Great Job on the approaches, man. 1400 calories sounds really low to me. Do you find that you still have energy when eating that little food each day?
Thanks man.


Yup energy levels are unchanged. I was on keto and eating 1200 calories for 2 months straight.

- I just ate at regular intervals, 7am,10am,1pm
- Took a multivitamin
- 400 mg of caffeine each day
- 4mg of ephedrine if I was feeling depleted.
- 1 ketogenic cheat meal each week.

There were maybe 1or2 days each week where i was hungry.

What blows my mind is that I was exercising 600 to 900 calories off each day and still only managed to drop an average of 1.25 to 1.5 lbs a week.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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Manganiello
Posts: 88 | Thanks: 44
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 am
Name: Brandon
Goal: AA program
Age: 30
Location: Calgary

Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:38 am

AA Day 22 - Mom's Suspenders




AUDIO of the DRILL!



SUMMARY:
- The only weirdness I had with this drill was the fact I had a mic on me.
- Fun as hell
- One girl walked away as I was talking to her (1st one in the audio)
- 50% girls found it funny, 50% didn't get it.
- The drill itself took 30-40 minutes doing it.
- I was actually excited to do this drill once I read it.

THE DRILL:
1. Hey, Leave.
2. Hey, Do you know where I purchase suspenders?, Leave.
3. Hey, Do you know where I purchase suspenders?, My mom says I look good in suspenders, Leave.
4. Hey, Do you know where I purchase suspenders?, My mom says I look good in suspenders, Suspenders are good idea because I've lost so much weight my pants won't even stay up, Leave.
5. Challenge 5th Girl: Hey, Do you know where I purchase suspenders?, My mom says I look good in suspenders, Suspenders are good idea because I've lost so much weight my pants won't even stay up, You can see my asscrack, Leave.



I think I internalized the idea of just doing things to fuck with people. That came pretty naturally.
Today didn't really have any anxiety to it. It was actually just really fun to do.


OTHER TARGETS
- Leave the house at 6:10am (DONE)
- Eat 1200 calories, (DONE - 1,000)

That was really it. The day was very fun.
Current Goals
- Beat AA by April 3
- Bank up 6k by Apr3
- Weigh 155 by July 3
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The Beast
Posts: 214 | Thanks: 22
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:01 am
Goal: 1 new lay per month
Age: 29
Motto: Be the Villain of Someone Else's Story
Location: UK

Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:13 pm

Manganiello wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:38 am
5. Challenge 5th Girl: Hey, Do you know where I purchase suspenders?, My mom says I look good in suspenders, Suspenders are good idea because I've lost so much weight my pants won't even stay up, You can see my asscrack, Leave.
psml, has to be the gayest fucking drill I've ever heard
Goals 2021

1. 1 new lay per month, or 1 every 2 months if current COVID situations don't relax in next couple of months
- 10 approaches per week minimum
- Daily use of apps
2. 6 new quality dating profile pics that have variety
3. Get a job in the fitness industry
4. Daily journaling in 365
5. 15mins of exercise daily
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