I’ve been visiting the site for a few years and was a somewhat frequent poster on the forums in 2003-early 2004, but since moving to Colorado in March, have fallen off the wagon.
My workouts were inconsistent and for every good week, I’d have 2-3 bad weeks where I wouldn’t get to the gym. I thought I’d never be one of those people to use work as an excuse, but there I was, blaming my job. Sure, my schedule is hectic (I work a lot of split shifts and many 10-12 hour days as a newspaper reporter), but I could’ve found the time to workout, I just chose not to.
After looking at myself in the mirror the other day, I realized that I had let myself get terribly out of shape. My arms, chest and legs have shrunk, and for the first time in my life, I have a bit of a belly. Now, I was never “huge” or “ripped,” but I was around 10-12% bodyfat and had decent size.
I can’t believe how fast I’ve faded. Now I’m ready to do something about it. I saw CW’s Total Body Training program and immediately that struck me as something I could do. It’s perfect for me, as it only requires 3 days of lifting, which I can manage with my work schedule.
I plan on starting this program in 1-2 weeks, as I’m going to spend this week and next week just working on getting back into the habit of going to the gym and re-testing myself on all of my lifts so I’ll know what weights to start with when I begin TBT in January.
I’ll keep everyone up-to-date on my progress and let you know how it goes.
I’m excited to get back into the groove and ready to stop feeling bad about myself and my image.