What's up everybody? Thanks for dropping by my log. I'm doing this as more of a personal thing, but anyone that wants to stop by, feel free and drop a line. I am always open to suggestions and have no problems accepting (good) advice.
A little about myself to get us started:
Years Training: Newb for all practical purposes (starting all over again)
Current Weight: 241
Bodyfat: ?? (Was 14.5% on 15 May 09)
Anyways, I want to get back to the way I looked in college. I was a collegiate athlete (JV Basketball at Virginia Tech) so I was into the iron then and was in awesome shape until around 2nd senior year of college when I let boozing and shitty eating, along with little exercise, begin transforming me into the fat slob I had become. I am very pleased with my results thus far since restarting working out in February, and I hope to carry that momentum to reattain the lean body I used to have.
I started 1 February at 265 lbs! I started getting back to the gym doing mostly cardio since I had a broken rib at the time and managed to get down to about 250 by the middle of March. It was then that I kick started my goals in with a run on the V-Diet. I had pretty good success with it and ended up losing about 18 lbs a good amount of fat. That is the before and after picture here. I was about 235 lbs there.
That ended in April and I sort of spun my wheels for a while trying to figure out where I wanted to go. I did Waterbury's Summer Project for a couple weeks, but was just getting too fucking skinny fat for my own liking, so on 1 June I decided to give Starting Strength a run. I'm really liking it and have made good progress thus far (logs to come).
I will be following Berardi's PN principles to help fuel my workouts. My workouts days will be higher carbs and my non-workout days will be only carbs from veggies. I usually go boozin one night a week, but I'm going to try and cut back on that or at least be smart about the type of alcohol I drink (straight liquor vs sugary mixers & beer). With that, I will also try to keep my diet in check during the weekend to keep to 90% adherence. My weekdays are pretty good, its the weekends that I tend to let go to shit.
I promise to do the following in this log...feel free to call me out if I start fucking up:
-Stick with the program I have chosen until my gains stop
-Post my workout logs weekly
-Post progress pictures every 2-4 weeks
-Be honest with myself and you
-Accept advice & criticisms positively
Alright, lets get started....