The last few years have been a pretty long road - multi-year recovery from being run over by a truck, followed by the last two years gaining strength (that was lost during recovery, and then some strength that I never had before) and cutting fat (that was gained during recovery). And let me add right here, thank you to the BB Forum community. I wouldn't have had the results I've had so far, without this community. You guys have a lot of knowledge and motivation, and it really has helped me with everything.
So far I've come down from my peak of 273 pounds to my current weight, and after having thought about it for many months I've decided to take the plunge and train for a fight in an MMA / cage match.
Previous logs: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=128579021 and http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...#post713351951
I'm going into this with open eyes -- I am over 35 with no formal training in anything; but it's something I want to at least make a run at before I get any older, so at the worst I can always say I tried it. Win, lose or draw - I just want 1 regulation fight in my life.
As I see it, I need to lose at least 25 more pounds (I am eyeing a fighting weight of 185, which would mean a walk-around weight of around 200), maintain my current strength levels, increase my endurance/cardio (a lot), and (of course) learn some basics (wrestling, JJ, kickboxing - I signed up for a training camp today, starts Monday).
I'm putting a 1-year goal on this - eg. I would like to be "fight-ready" in less than one year from today.