First of all, I would like to thank all of you. Whether you know it or not, you have all inspired me even more than I already am.
I stumbled across this website by accident... and I am stoked!
20 years ago (spent 10 years), in my military days, I was in excellent condition. After leaving the military, I have become a slack and idle lounge lizard, becoming complacent and lazy.
I had shoulder reconstruction (vehicle accident) 2 1/2 years ago and ballooned from 235 pounds to almost 300 pounds. I have rehabilitated he shoulder (its about 90%) and am down to 275 pounds (little cardio, mostly just lifting)... and seem to have become stuck.
Recent events and people (mostly goofs and other ignorant people that need not be named) have caused me to step back and take a serious look at myself, my life and habits.
The bottom line... I AM PISSED OFF. I do not like what I have become, and have started a journey of redemption, I want to feel good about myself and my image.
I am going to use this thread and my profile as my training log/ diet nutrition plan. Putting it "out there" I believe will give me more drive and determination.
This is going to be a journey of learning and self realization for me, as I remember when younger all I wanted to do was gain size and strength.
Now, my goals are to lose fat while gaining and retaining muscle mass.
Any advice, or if anyone sees any glaring errors, please let me know.
Try not to gag... but here are my physical stats;
41 years of age
6-3 height and 278 pounds
chest relaxed- 52.5"
biceps relaxed- 17"- (flexed)- 18.1"
waist (across belly button)- 47.7"
upper thigh (relaxed)- 28.1"
calf (relaxed)- 16.5
To look, and feel good (naked too!)
To see my 6 pack again... rather than the keg.
To start eating healthier.
To continue not to smoke (quit March... feel awesome!)
From February to the end of April my workout schedule was as follows;
day 1- chest/ biceps
day 2- back/ triceps
day 3- off
day 4- shoulders/ hams
day 5- quads
day 6- off
cardio every now and then and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, wherever I wanted.
I changed my schedule start of May to the following;
day 1- chest/ triceps
day 2- quads
day 3- off
day 4- back/ hams
day 5- shoulders/ biceps
day 6- off
**cardio 4-6 days a week (30-45 minutes) using HIIT, walking, biking, eliptical etc.
I have tried restricting my caloric intake to 1600-2000 (6 meals a day) calories a day with minimal carbs (50-100 grams per day) and increased protein. I am trying to eat 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, but am struggling to get the required amount while keeping calories low. This "Diet" thing is all new to me... portion sizes and all that crap. I miss my metabolism. If any body finds it, can they please return it!!
I will post my workout stats... if anybody is interested. Hell, I might post them anyways even if nobody is interested. My days of worrying about what others think are over.
I am excited! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!
Time to start living and doing for me... THUS... BORN AGAIN!