Hi everybody, first it is great to join such an awesome and supportive community. I really believe I have found the right fit for me. No way I wanted to wait 3 to 6 months to see the results I expect in 28 days. Ok a bit of history.
At 49 I am just hitting the sweet spot where hormones start playing havoc. Been living a healthy lifestyle up until 44-45 y/o so I was able to maintain a fairly stable weight in the 160’s so I am also counting on muscle/body memory here. Never been a muscle builder but did weights
What triggered such a deterioration
- divorce,work too much an quit training
- 1 1/2 ago did a burn out which I am still recovering from (adrenal burnout) which I just started Dr. Wilson (adrenalfatigue.com)…all natural
- Sharp increase in my Estradiol level which explains the belly fat that do not want to burn.
On the plus side. I finally found a Dr. that could explain all my symptomes…i could not recognize myself, permanent fatigue…so
3 months ago I re-started Tae Kwon Do which was a passion of mine growing but that my dismay I was getting more tired so I had to quit only later did I learn that was exactly a typical symptom/side effect of adrenal fatigue…training (hard) does not help, the opposite. So I stopped TKD and just went to the gym with just regular light training.
Now I am on 50mg of Testosteron 5d/wk and actually started losing a few pounds before starting the V-Diet so it is obviously kicking in.
This is a long intro but since I found what I had and have a clear plan and my hope back, I want to make sure that I can be that voice for those in the 45+…
Chest Upper 41
Chest Lower 39.75
Waist Navel 41
Upper Arm L 13.25
Upper Arm R 13.25
Upper Leg L 23
Upper leg R 23.5
Lower Leg L 18
Lower Leg R 17.5
Calf L 16
Calf R 16
Day 1: Had a quite a headache all day due the transition between the drink and solid food. I must say thought that these shakes a really good. I do them all with ice and blender which gives them that smooth milkshake texture. I planned to go to the gym for my day 1 but something unexpected came up that I had to deal with…i know no excuse so I did my day 1 yesterday and will do my 4 sessions this week.
DUMBELL SQUATS…WTF…I can’t walk guys I had never done that exercise before but holy cow is this ever effective. Even if I wanted to do the Wed routine I would not have been able to do the romanian deadlift. I can’t even bend, my quads are just burning.
DRINKS: I have noticed that the 2 days I have not trained I don’t even need the 5th bedtime drink. I am not hungry, slep like a baby and still felt satiated upon waking up.
- Ultimate: lose 40 pounds of fat, gain 10-15 pound of muscle which would lower my BMI from 30 to 10. I am one of those #$?%&)!@% that burns fat easily :-)…but we will see this time!!
- Cycle 1 of V-diet goal: lose 15 pounds of Fat…don’t care for muscle at this stage but 5 pound extra wouldn’t hurt.
Oh yes Wednesday morning scale was at 187 while Tuesday 188 and Monday 190
Will upload pics soon. I took them today unfortunately so I don’t know why but even just 3 pounds does shows up. My wife says my stomach is flat (isn’t she lovely and my face is a bit less round…so can’t wait to hit the 175 mark…or better, I am open to it.