Hey everyone! My name is Becca and I am so stoked to start the V-Diet Program! Figured I’d give you some background on myself. I’m a 24 year old chick that resides in Syracuse NY. I just moved here a month ago… from Hawaii. Yes I know that I’m crazy! After I graduated college in Florida, I accepted a job out in Hawaii knowing that that wouldn’t be my final resting place… just went for the experience pretty much. I was there just short of 2 years when I got an amazing job opportunity in Syracuse. So I packed up my life and moved across the country once again.
I’ve been working out steadily for a year now. First I was doing my own program, but then I plateaued. I finally decided to go all out and did a program through Team Scivation www.teamscivation.com. It took me 3 tries before I could finally bang it all out. I had an unsupportive boyfriend with fears of me getting “bulky” and no matter how much explaining, sending him articles, pictures… he just didn’t get it. I finally got a grip on my life and dumped the dbag. I then did 12 weeks on the Carb Haters Anonymous diet along with an intense Antagonistic workout program. I wasn’t totally 100% strict on the diet, but in those 12 weeks, I never missed a workout. I went from around 25% body fat to around 17% and was so ecstatic with the results.
The whole plan after Scivation was to create my own program. I had so many amazing ideas bouncing through my head and couldn’t wait to get them all down on paper. That all changed when I suddenly got an interview for this new job right after my program ended. They made me an offer and I accepted.
I had 2 months before I was moving across the country again, but those 2 months were jam packed with preparation, not to mention I was also traveling for 2 weeks. At that point, I made the decision to just focus on the move and not get stressed out about the gym. I went when I could, but didn’t beat myself up over it if I was too busy selling furniture and whatnot. It wasn’t too big of a deal because I was still very active in Hawaii… riding my bike or walking everywhere, surfing, hiking, etc. I was maintaining pretty well and wasn’t worried.
Like I said, I moved to Syracuse a month ago and once I moved, I totally fell off the wagon. I’ve been so swamped with everything - getting situated with the job, finding an apartment (I’m currently living in a hotel), buying a car, seeing family, going on road trips, traveling for work, and the list goes on. I went from being very active to running errands almost every free second. As you can imagine, I’m not where I was 3 months ago. I’m disappointed in myself and embarrassed, but I’m also trying to rationalize that moving across the country is not easy. And yet, I feel disgusting right now.
I knew I needed to do something to immediately stop this cycle. I have a friend from another forum that did the V Program not too long ago http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_logs/vertigals_vdiet_adventure_6709_start_1st_vdiet .
At first I thought she was crazy eating no solid foods, but following her progress really got me interested. I looked at some different options, one of them being another 12 week cut, but I really don’t want to commit to that right now when my lifestyle is still very transitional at the moment. After researching and asking lots of questions, I finally decided that the V Program is exactly what I need to get back on track!
I start the program on Monday August 31. I’ve blocked out the entire month of September to focus on this - no trips, no visitors, and no boozing! Since I just moved here, I don’t have too many friends yet and the ones I do have I don’t know too well, so there’s no worries of people peer pressuring me. I will have no problems saying no at all. My new company is extremely “health-minded” so I don’t have to worry about anyone here giving me a hard time about just drinking shakes.
I am SO excited to start the program! I will be following it to a T! I know it’ll be hard, but I also know that it will be worth it! I am beyond motivated right now to get back to where I was!