This is it. I have finally decided that my 5 years of a buffet style training approach is not working like it used to.
A little background: About 5.5 years ago I started graduate school as an out of shape blob. I had played sports in high school but when I started college I sat around living off of 3 hours of sleep, mountain dew, and cafeteria food.
I moved across the country after undergrad and found myself friendless and very bored. To fill my time I thought I would take up lifting (enter my exposure to T-Nation). I started with a basic program focused on fat loss. After a while I started to get into decent shape.
About a year later I joined a rugby team. Between what I was learning from T-Nation and playing such a grueling sport, my body started to transform more completely. I never really stuck to anything too firmly after my initial lifting program because I really didn’t have to. I was still making, what I felt to be significant progress athletically.
About 2 years ago I stopped playing rugby and got really busy with grad school. This led to an even more lackadaisical approach to training. It has been comparable to getting lots of salad fixings at a buffet and then poring croutons and ranch dressing all over it and wondering why you aren’t losing weight.
As of now I am not a blob, but I am certainly not what I would like to be: strong and lean.
So this is where it ends. I have picked a program that best fits my goals and I plan on sticking with it completely. I want to report my progress to keep myself motivated and accountable.
I have decided to do the Maximum strength 16 week program by Eric Cressey. I will be following the G-flux eating plan from John Berardi. My supplements include Flameout, receptor max, HOT-ROX, Metabolic Drive, and Surge.
Here is my basic information.
I am 5 foot 4 inches tall and I way 196 pounds. I put on muscle and build strength really fast and I can’t eat a carbohydrate without gaining 5 pounds.
I plan on taking a picture tomorrow in order to keep track of my progress visually.