Well, its that time again.....time to put it all on the line.
I have largely disappeared from the pages of bb.com the last few years, but have continued to lurk in the shadows.
As I now sit thirteen weeks out from my April 13, 2013 show, I have decided to jump back into the forums as I way of tracking my journey, garnering support and creating an enhanced sense of accountability.
About me.......I am a married, 41 year old father of two boys (9 and 5). They keep me busy, but I have managed to maintain a reasonably healthy and active lifestyle and not turn into your average, middle-aged couch potato. I competed in a small show in 2008 with little knowledge and not a great deal of lifting behind me. I essentially went on a six month cut to only come in far too lean (as I was that couch potato at the time).
Since 2008 I have stayed in the gym and continued my lifts. I enlisted the help of Alberto Nunez and 3DMJ in January 2012 (wow....a full year already with them) and they have been guiding me since.
I am prepping for two shows, of which I am thirteen weeks out from the first;
April 13, 2013 - UFE Spring Bash
April 21, 2013 - IDFA Novice Classic
Berto has been fantastic and cant say enough about his help, support, information and guidance.
Currently the diet is as follows;
40f / 190c / 230p which equates to about 2050 cals/day.
I am 6'3" and currently sitting at 198lbs. I suspect my show weight will be around the 185lb mark. So at 13 weeks out, I am looking at 1lb a week loss. Still holding jelly around my midesction which will surely be the last to go.
I am lifting four days a week and doing cardio two days a week. As the log unfolds I will get more into the specifics of my lifts. If I can figure it out, I'll also attach some current pics ;-)
Well, thats about it for now......thanks for taking the time to read and I'll be sure to keep the updates coming.