My name is Mark Penix(yes you read that last name right)… and I’ve been around T-Nation for not too long as a member, but I’ve been reading for about 6-7 months now trying to muster up the courage to defeat my worst enemy (fat, laziness, and addictions to mt. dew and cigarettes).
I’m not new to training, I played soccer for the better part of 13 years, did track in high school for 3 years, joined the Air Force the day after I graduated high school (May 18th, 2000)… and now I’m a civilian working for a fortune 500 company. I’m a system administrator (lazy desk job) and have noticed my former abs disappear before my very eyes over the past 4-5 years.
Stats at time of pictures (4 weeks ago).
Height: 71 inches
Weight: 171 lbs
Body fat: 17% (guesstimate)
To reach 180-190 pounds by December 20th (27th birthday) of this year while losing some bodyfat (hopefully get near 9-10% mark or better).
I started to keep a training log to track my progress in weight progression. I also took measurements at the time of the photos that I’ll get up very soon.