I grew up a fairly accomplished wrestler and greater accomplished hockey player. While I was never the picture of human perfection, I was always fit and usually could win whatever games of physical one-upmanship among friends and team mates.
At 21 I was 5'11, 190lbs, never had abs but I had what I guess would be a toughman build. I always had a little gut because I was eating like crap, but I was otherwise fit.
Somewhere along the road I stopped playing sports, stopped training, picked up a pack a day habit, got married, we had a few kids, I took a desk job and now at 27 I'm 5'11" and a 252 pound glob.
Had a health scare a few weeks ago and decided it was time to start treating myself better and give my smokin' hot wife something equally appealing to look at.
My Bodyspace page has my current diet laid out. I've been on it for 2 full weeks and with very minimal exercise lost 14 full lbs.
Before that I was eating a lot of whatever I wanted, usually cheese and/or real mayonnaise related, and washed down with a 2 liter of mountain dew per day.
I've started doing P90X as the DVDs and a set of Bodylastics resistance bands and push up bars were gifted to me when I mentioned wanting to get in shape.
I'm really not able to keep up much, but the little bit that I am has my body screaming like its still working enough for now at least.
I figure that if I just keep trucking along as well as I can and don't quit that eventually I'll be able to do it all no problem.
My position doesn't really afford me any other options outside of what I'm working with and I'm not necessarily trying to achieve perfection, so I believe this will be well enough.
I do intend to eventually start building a dumbell set while slowly phasing out the bands though. It's my understanding (and experience) that there isn't much going on on the way down when using the bands.
I'm on the second day and day 1 was ridiculous. The guys in the video were joking and upping eachother's sets while by the end I was pausing the video and killing myself just to push out one rep.
Today was better with the plyometrics but by 30 minutes I had to stop and jumped back in at about 40 to finish the routine.
This one made me realize how much smoking has affected me even after quitting for 3 weeks.
I just felt like joining and posting this as another way of making this "real", so to speak, and certainly hope I haven't stepped outside of this board's topic guidelines. This is a motivational tool for myself, and this is the motivation board so please forgive any confusion if I'm in the wrong.
Oh and HELLO, bodybuilding.com forums!
Thread: So, I'm fat.