My name is Patrick. I am really inspired by all the contest prep journals on here. I thought I would also create one to help keep myself accountable and just to be able to share my story with anyone thats willing to read it. Of course its awesome to have a community to go to that can read your story and offer suggestions, advice, constructive criticisms, and encouragement. I hope everyone who read this will get something out of it.
Growing up, you guessed it, I was the fat kid. On top of that I had natural occuring gynocomastia...imagine being the fat kid with big boobs...dang it stunk.
Fast forward a bunch of years later, I lost a ton weight, got surgery to fix the gyno and all is well. I started going back and forth in my twenties with weightilifting, being like most guys...serious for a few months and then slacking. I managed to get into great condition around 24 years old but then once again lost it. Finally around 27 I started following competetiive bodybuilding and wanted to get in on it. I thought my only choice to get into it was to use steroids...so I did. Long story story short is yes I got huge but I also got caught and went to jail. After that I stayed clear of lifting and walked away from the sport.
About 8 years later, now married, a dad of 2 wonderful kids, getting right with God and changing my life for the better I have rekindled my passion for bodybuilding. I put on a ton of fat since walking away and had a lot to lose. My wife about a year ago got back into working out and it motivate dme to do the same. As I started to get back into it I just felt the love and desire I had but this time I am doing it for the right reasons.
I started at a mess of 217 lbs...since then through hard work and eating clean I have dropped 31 lbs. I am focusing now on continuing to lean out and putting on lean muscle mass. My ultimate goal is to compete in a natural show...I have a long way to go but I do hope to do so...maybe its a pipe dream but I hope to do so in 2013.
Currently I am shooting for macros of 200 Protein/ 280 Carbs/ 50 Fat. I will post my diet and training each day on here.
My current split is as follows:
Mon: Chest/Tri's/Abs/Calves followed by 25 min of cardio on recumb bike
Tues: Back/Bi's/Traps followed by 35 min of cardio on elliptical
Wed: Abs/Calves followed by 45 in of cardio on elliptical
Thurs: Shoulders/Traps followed by 45 min of cardio on elliptical
Friday: 3 Sets of chest/tri's/biceps and abs and then 45 min of cardio on elliptical
Multi and Vitamin C after breakfast
Animal Pak after breakfast
Syntha 6 twice a day.
Isopure post workout.
C4 Pre Workout
Purple Wrath Intra Workout
I guess thats it for now...just wnated to get this started. I will post macro and training for the day in detail later for the day. I also plan to post pics on Wednesday evening. Thanks all!
I am a father, husband, son, brother, uncle, bodybuilder, and IT Professional. Forgiven, healed, and cured by the executed and risen son of God.