So tomorrow marks the first day of my V-Diet journey. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. I’ve needed something to help me shed the weight. Not just the fat, but the weight of the unhealty lifestyle I’ve been living for the past two years. I had been what some would call a workout-a-holic. I had always been an athletic person, I played multiple sports, and was in the Army for 6 years. I was in the gym or on my bike or running 6-7 days a week. I was 190, running my average 5k’s in about 20 minutes and was happy with the way I looked, and the way I felt. I ate healthy 99% of the time, only whole wheat, only lean foods. I wish I could pin point where I fell off. I think it began when I took a new position at work, I piled on the stress and some additional weight.
I stopped caring about my diet and more often than not skipped my morning workouts. Every so often I would get a bit of the old flair back and hit the gym for a few weeks, pull two a days, get out for a few good runs, ahh the old me…and then I stopped again. I became addicted to food, things I would have never put in my body before now seemed ok, I made excuses for myslef to over indulge. I felt like Austin Powers, I had lost my mojo. What ever the beginning was…this is the ending.
I’ve told a few people at work about the V-Diet and how I was looking forward to getting my old lifestyle back, regaining my sanity and health. They all looked at me like I was crazy, I heard the “dude…you’re not fat, why would you ever think you need to do that?’ from more people than I can tell you. What they don’t realize is that the 214 I’m pushing around right now at 5’9” is killing me. Maybe not physically at this point, but mentally for sure. I’m the most unhappy I’ve been in a while. I hate the way I look and feel, I need a drastic change to put myself back on track to good health.
So all that being said my journey begins tomorrow at 4:30am. As I sit here on my deck sipping the last of a margarita, I can’t help but smile when I think that this tastes just a bit better than normal since it’s my last one of the summer.
I’ll be putting up pics pretty soon. Here are my unfortunate measurments:
Chest Upper 45.75
Chest Lower 44.25
Waist Navel 38 What the F?
Waist Largest 39.75 See above
Upper Arm L 15
Upper Arm R 15
Upper Leg L 26.25
Upper leg R 26.25
Lower Leg L 16.2
Lower Leg R 15.75
Ankle L 9.6
Ankle R 10
So tomorrow it starts. I can’t wait to kick my self in the ass and then kick the V-Diet in the teeth.