This journal is basically so that I can update to keep myself on track. Any critiques, suggestions, motivation, etc. is greatly appreciated.
I guess I'll start with the history. I was overweight my whole life growing up. I was about 230 lbs in 10th grade when I decided to take up lifting. I got down to about 195 by doing a keto-style diet. I continued to lift into my freshmen year in college, when I took a power lifting approach. First semester in college I got my lifts up to very respectable numbers, and was dancing around the 190 lb stage.
When I was 19, I decided to cut weight, but didn't do everything the correct way. I combined a 3 meals a day plan, with a mild lifting plan, and a moderate level of cardio. I got down to my lowest weight of 168 lbs, but I still had some fat on me. From ages 19-22, I would bounce between 172-195 depending on how much I let the college lifestyle get to me.
Just a few months ago (still at age 22), I had a breakup with my ex who I was dating all through college. At this time I graduated school and moved home. I fell into a depressed state and started partying too much, and with alcohol always comes some late night binge eating. As of today, I weigh in around 205 lbs at 5'9. People do not really see me as a fat kid because when I put on weight it tends to make me look like I have been lifting. I guess I also dress in ways that do not make me look fat. However, once the shirt comes off, I feel disgusted that I let myself get to this point.
I have always wanted to have a nice, sculpted body, but my diet/lifting regime was never on point enough to fulfill this. Therefore, I am starting a diet tomorrow. I have been reading these forums for years, and my mom is an aerobics isntructer, so I do have a decent amount of knowledge on how to cut correctly. Tomorrow I am going to start with my diet, which I will post up along with all the macros. This first week I plan on just following my diet, and starting some cardio. As of next week, I will add in a 4-day lifting split, along with some HIIT.
Again, this journal is to keep myself motivated. I may not update everyday, but I will try to as much as I can. I can't wait to reach my goals of around 165 lbs at around 12% body fat. I would post up pictures of myself currently, but I would like to wait a few months so that I can post them up along with comparison photos.