Hi all, my name is Nick and I’m starting day one of the V-Diet. I’m sitting here trying to down my first shake and hoping that I can make the conversion to an all liquid diet. I have to say that this first shake is pretty rough, especially after enjoying a last meal at Morton’s Steakhouse last night.
Anyway, a little about myself. I’ve been lifting fairly regularly for several years. Going through the same ups and downs as a lot of us. Going strong for several months at a time, only to slack off equally. This last year has been very interesting. I started training early last year and doing a lot of cardio/running hoping to participate in the Men’s Health urbanathlon only to wind up working the weekend of the event.
But I had also just finished grad school, quit my old job, and started my own company so I needed the work. Regardless, the training really helped me cut weight, but at the expense of a lot of my strength as well. Finally taking the advice of a friend, I spent the last few months following a tmuscle program “Combination Training Ã?Â¢?? For The Best Of Both Worlds” by Mike Mahler. The program definitely helped me bring the muscle back and I was impressed with the strength gains, but my diet suffered as my weight ballooned back from 220 to 250.
First shake down, this is going to be rough, and the flaxseed doesn’t help too much… Following it with a cup of black coffee to cut the taste… I hope these get better and think I saw some interesting mix recipes in other threads.
I’m about a month away from my 30th birthday and made a commitment to myself to complete the V-Diet. Now 30 years in, I can say that throughout my workouts, even though I’ve seen myself in good shape, I can’t say that I’ve ever been in great shape. I’ve always maintained a healthy coverage of body fat and have never seen those elusive abs. Sure I’ve seen them trying to peek out, but the curtain has never been fully pulled back. I’m hoping that this transformation can help me break the barrier and help me change my diet permanently.
I’ve never kept an online log/blog before or posted online, but hope to keep an accurate account of this journey. To start, here are my day one stats:
Weight: 248 lbs
Chest Upper: 44.75
Chest Lower: 42
Waist at Navel: 41.75
Waist at largest: 42
Hips at largest: 45
Upper Arm L: 16
Upper Arm R: 16.25
Upper Leg L: 28.5
Upper Leg R: 28.5
Lower Leg L: 17
Lower Leg R: 16.75
Ankle L: 10
Ankle R: 10
I’ve taken some pictures, and will upload them soon. Thanks to all those that have shared their logs and experiences as you are great motivators and helped me make this choice. To those following mine, I hope it equally inspires you.