At first it was just getting down the gym and fapping away like a man possessed with lifts as heavy as I could muster on a stupid split. As for poundages, i’m always a little hazy, i’m from the UK so do things in Stones or in KG’s.
I was 150kgs and am now 108.6 (in fact probably as i’m 5 days since last weigh in) - There is a thread I did a few days ago with a different focus here - http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_beginner/what_are_my_chances - it has some pictures as well.
Food wise, i’ve cut out things as I went along. Mainly hit the fish (cod/haddock/tuna/plaice) and salad/steamed veg pretty hard, with a jacket (baked) potato. No dressings or anything. Sandwiches at lunch, plenty of chicken and salad in them though.
I had a rough idea of what was good/bad for me (note, 2l’s of soda and a whole pizza+sides+bags of Maltesers are bad!!!). Just tried to cut out the bad stuff in the beginning.
Did a few stupid things along the way, (MRP shakes, cheat meals to regular, drinking still) but my diet is 95% clean now, with any bad foods being pretty good really, as in a bit of rice/extra bread, rather than candy, soda and processed crap. As I said, it’s been far from perfect, but it’s worked as i’ve gone along.
Low carb has been recent, since just before Xmas really, had a couple of weeks verging on Ketosis, but I decided that it wasnt worth it yet, as I plan just to add activity/drop carbs when I stall. If you go balls to the wall straight away, what else is there left to give when it stalls?
I’m lucky in as much as my job pretty much allows me to eat what I need to when I need to. Also pretty lucky that I found this site pretty early on, so am ironing out the mistakes that I was making. I work at a school as a ‘cover supervisor’ basically I go in and supervise the kids if their teacher is away, leaves me a lot of time to research stuff online, i;m trawling back through old articles at a rate of knots each day.
Sorry I forgot to add, goal wise for now its to be lean. Based on some assumption on LBM, i’m 26.5% now, with 177lb LBM. This is assuming that because of the stupidness since September when I last had a test done, i’ve lost 5kgs LBM. Putting me now around the 80kg LBM mark.
I’ve never been lean, never had abs (even as a 13-14 yr old boy who did nothing but play sports and screw girls). So they would be a nice touch. Then its get fucking huge! Will be looking over the next 3-4 years to gain an extra 40-50lbs of lean mass. If my assumptions on BF% were right, i’ll be 7.5% when I hit 197lbs @ 5’11"