It's been a goal of mine to get fit and trim. I've always admired what others have done to improve their bodys. However, I really had nothing to improve mine.
UNTIL, after a trip to the islands, I weighed myself and realized that I was 233 and very stocky. I litterally looked at the scale and thought, Dang, I'm FAT!
Shortly after, I bought an olympic gym and began working out with a goal in mind. Lose the weight and bulk w/muscle.
I started running like I did in college when I weighed 185. Hint, college was only 4 years prior. Lifted off and on for about 3.5 months. Praying to lose weight.
That February, I got sick w/ the flu or something and ended up eating very light foods for 2.5 weeks. I thought to myself then that I could get used to this and like a cement truck hitting me, my lifestlye changed and I stuck w/ it. Finally!
From being sick I lost 7lbs, and after working out and running, by the end of March I was up to 13 lost and then 17 lost by mid April. Nobody could believe what I had done. I was eating healthy, going to church and feeling good about myself. My eating habits consisted of eating 5-6X/day and drinking lots of water. I especially liked to eat dry foods, cause it helped with drinking all that water! By the end of May I lost another 13 and June/July lost another 13. TOTAL LOSS 43LBS! What a goal HUH? I was now running in small marathons and was placing very well. In addition, lifting 4-5X/Week.
Winter moved out of the area and had 1.5hr commute to work which screwed me up for 6 months. I ate well still and was back in college on top of that. But all in all ended up gaining about 10lbs back. It helped fill in the cracks though.
Currently, about 4 months ago bought a house closer to work and instead of working out at home, I started liftin with some friends who are ripped. So what greater motivation to complete my goal
I've been liftin almost 5X a week and have been working on a form routine. Low weight and focus reps is how I'll explain it. We have now changed routines and that is why I'm starting a journal. To keep track of gains.
Tomorrow, will be a chest night. We starting a 12 wk plan to do one bodypart a day. I'm really excited. Except for the re-occuring pain I've been getting on the front of both my shoulders. It's from chest days. For some reason I think im trying to push more w/my shoulders and not squeezing w/my pecs.
And advice would be great.
Other then that - I'll post before/after loss pics once i get my scanner hooked up again and appreciate any and all feedback.