I suppose the best place to start, is, well, the beginning. In 2014, this was me…
Yup, a big boy, weighing in at around 365lbs. Hard to find scales that go up that high, and in that state, you really do not want the constant reminder of how big you are. Around the time of this pic, I remember going to the doctor and weighing in at 364.somthing lbs, so close enough.
Around this time, I met my coach, @robstein and A LOT has changed. To keep this short and onto the topic at hand, lets just say, with his guidance, we got me down to about the 310lbs mark before I stepped into the gym for the first time. After that, I realized, “Wow, if I work hard, I see results!” Yup, sad that it takes proof sometimes for our brain to realize the obvious. Fast forward to today. The following pics were taken today, January 8th, 2017. Currently weighing in at 216lbs, standing at 5’10 tall.
Wow, after choosing those pics, I don’t mind sending them to my coach since he is the one helping me change my life around. Realizing I am posting these out into the world for all to see, makes me hesitate posting this. This is however, all about T-ransformation, so why not? I will NEVER see this same me again, so I will think of this as if I am writing a history book.
So here is my current nutrition and workout spread.
Currently on a Keto Diet. I was previously diabetic, and you did, indeed, read that right, PREVIOUSLY!!! Beat that with a barbell (way more effective than a stick) but we found I am still fairly insulin sensitive, so we started rocking this Ketogenic diet to hopefully reprogram that, as well as cut down some of the fat you see above. Here are my daily Macros:
Currently working on a 4 day spread. Through the last 2 years, we have changed things up here and there, especially since I haven’t stepped a foot in a gym before this.(isn’t that obvious from the first pic) With hopefully starting up a new job soon, gym access will be a LOT easier, though it is a priority in my life, so I have rarely missed. As I continue this blog, which I will be updating frequently, I will give you a peak into what EXACTLY I am doing on these days, and I will also layout what I am eating, since for the last 2 months, it has been the same. Here is the split as it stands;
Chest and Biceps
Back and Abs
Shoulders and Tris
LEGS!! (I love leg day)
Saturday and Sunday
So there it is everyone. I do have to add, everyday I also take the following supplements, and can’t help but thank TNation for not only the great products, but the Weekly Dose all the videos, and the forum so I have a chance to share this journey with like minded people.
Biotest Flame Out
Biotest Micro PA
Fiber (need it on Keto)
After all, we all need them. Truthfully, I never had a number in mind. Of course, I am dying to break that 200lbs mark. It felt awesome to kill 300lbs. I honestly do not remember being under 200lbs, seeing as I am currently weighing less than I did in Middle School. @robstein in all of his infinite wisdom and great faith in me, feels I can easily get down to 180lbs, and him and I even talked about possibly considering competing in a few years. What a crazy concept to me, but currently, I will just keep working hard, being diligent on my nutrition, and see where things lead. It’s the journey, not the destination, and this is after all, a lifestyle. Well, thanks for reading, hope you enjoy the updates, and I look forward to reading everyone else’s progress. Lets do this people!