My back story is a pretty typical one. Athletic guy in high school, got more educated about my workouts in college, got down to 9% body fat, got married. 8 Years later, I got a mortgage, side projects after work, 2 kids, and gained 60 pounds. It wasn’t because I had ‘caught my wife and could get fat for life.’ It was more because I couldn’t justify spending 60 to 90 minutes a day on myself when so many other people needed my time to be spent on other things.
Around Thanksgiving 2014 I decided life had calmed down enough for me to put some time back into taking care of myself. On top of that an argument can be made that without proper balance your life becomes meaningless anyway, and you can’t spend time with your kids if you die of any number of diseases amplified by obesity. It’s no fun taking the stairs in your own home and being out of breath as you read your daughter her good night story.
Okay so January 1st 2015 I weighed 308lbs. At 6’5" that doesn’t look too bad, but that’s just what a heavy guy tells himself to feel better. Since then I’ve lost 30lbs, several belt sizes and gained a lot of strength and confidence. I found T-Nation.com along the way and have been adding and building my workout plan based on the new things I’m learning.
The Velocity Diet became very appealing to me as a way to hyper focus my attention. Almost like a workout cleanse.
Here are my numbers and pictures as of today.
Waist 1 45.5
Waist 2 47.5
Waist 3 48.5
Upper Arm 17
Upper Leg 28