Well, there seem to be many new faces on T-Nation since I last visited. So I decided to reintroduce myself to some of the unfamiliar faces. My name is Nick and use to post on T-Nation quite regularly.
However, the past 6 months haven’t to the best and I haven’t visited T-Nation for awhile. I ended up breaking my right hand in November and had to have a plate and screws put in. Needless to say the gym was going to have to be put on the back burner for awhile.
This absolutely killed me. I couldn’t bring myself to come to the site. Seeing and hearing about all the things I wanted to be doing. It was really hard on me, and I just quit logging on to see what everyone else was doing or to read the articles.
I decided to take the injury in stride. I focused on the rehab and wrapped up college. Since the injury I have graduated with my undergrad degree in Chemical Engineering and am in the process of moving to Dallas to start a career there.
Now since I wasn’t lifting, doesn’t mean I was a couch potato. I took the injury as a kind of forced cutting phase. I did a lot of cardio, both in the gym and outside of the gym.
Soon I was able to incorporate some light lifting as my hand healed. The last thing I wanted to have happen was for me to just completely become inactive and get out of shape.
However, I am now happy to say that I’m back in the gym full time and loving it. I got the clear to return to lifting a week ago and am gradually getting back into the swing of things. It hasn’t been easy though.
I ended up losing about 20 pounds and the weights aren’t anywhere close to where they were. So hopefully this thing called muscle memory kicks in soon =).
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to everyone. There’s many new faces and I look forward to getting to know all of you. Take care and good luck to all of you in reaching your goals.