In lower school I was a fat boy. So much so I got bullied. Whilst some argue this type of bullying is good, as it will make an individual want to change, I would say this is a half truth. It did make me want to change, but by any means necessary. I developed bulimia and reduced a lot of weight in a short amount of time, and kept it off.
Fast forward to my first year of university, I had gained some weight back (more chubby, than fat). As opposed to falling victim to mental health issues again, I joined a gym. I was committed and got in good, solid shape. After Uni, I travelled to Australia. The first year was a write off. Whilst going to the gym when I could, a copious amount of alcohol and drugs was never going to be great for my physique. However, the 2nd year I moved to a rural town called Griffith in order to do some farm work. I again was very committed to the gym and this then continued after I left Griffith and moved to Sydney in search of a job.
The pictures below (the ‘before’ shot), were taken around 2017/2018.
Since then, my training partner moved back to Estonia, I got a job in finance that I was determined to ‘move up the ladder’, met a beautiful girl which whom I am now living with and studied for my CFA. All of this had an inverse relationship with time spent in the gym (no excuses, just what has happened).
As of the 04/01/2021 (and official T-formation picture), this is how I look;
Depressing. Things have to change.
Stats and Goals
Short term goals - Lose excess fat
Long term goals - Get to my ‘before’ photos
Height - 5ft 10 (and a half!)
Weight - 95.55kg
Waist (love handle to love handle) - 42
Chest - 41
Arm - 14
My approach, I imagine, is very ‘bro-sciency’. I was training during the time with the surge of Youtube creators like the HodgeTwins and Elliot Hulse. I got the majority of my information from this part of the internet. As such, would love to hear any advice and thoughts on how to improve on any aspect of my training or diet.
The purpose of the journal is to keep track of progression, keep me honest (the shame of writing that I have had a double sausage and egg McMuffin on here will be too much) and to keep me committed.
Started on the road yesterday. Will post training and food soon.