This is the start of an unexpected journey for me. A friend of mine purchased the V-Diet supplies, but due to unforseen events cannot do the program so I have ‘inherited’ the chance to do the V-Diet. I am totaly unprepared, but fully focused on completing the diet sucessfully.
I am a 38 year old male living in Brisbane, Australia. I had always been physically active while growing up, but when I relocated to Melbourne for work 13 years ago that stopped. My body weight didn’t change dramatically, but my body composition did, with muscle mass replaced by fat. Of course I was having too good a time to notice until one day I saw a photo of myself that shocked me - holy shit when did I get moobs?
After that I made more of an effort, but really it was more of a token effort. A six month holiday in 2002 backpacking around Europe probably put me in the worse shape of my life - but hey, beer was the same price as lemonade and smoking was pretty much encouraged - what’s a guy to do? Upon returning i was a pudgy 93kg (205 pounds) at 174cm (5 foot 7 inches).
Three years ago I moved back to Brisbane. I started playing soccer again, and started lifting weights (although I had no idea what I was doing. Protein shake? What’s that?). One year later I took up mountain biking as a way to increase fitness. The smile I had after my first day of riding single track didn’t leave my face for a week, so lifting took a back seat. Six months ago I discovered this web site and was blown away.
It seemed to have everything, it spoke to me, my language. Nutrition, working out, supplements, Atomic Dog, SAMA, Thibs…It would take years just to read the back catalogue, and there is something new and - more importantly - interesting everyday… Lifting was no longer in the back seat.
So i have been lurking around T-Nation for six months or so and now 1 day into the V-Diet. I have taken some hasty photos and will do the measurements and weigh in tomorrow. I have completed one work out (Tuesday is my usual lifting night - has to fit in with the soccer schedule). A rushed and unprepared start. The finish line is 27 days away.