I’m embarking on the V-Diet tomorrow, so here’s my story.
I started training properly in 2005 & got in pretty decent shape, I’ll post the pics below.
I stayed in pretty decent condition until the beginning of last year, when I started to train with less intensity & paid less attention to what was going in my cakehole.
I also injured my lower back which meant that squatting, rowing & deadlifting have been out & still are with any decent weight.
I haven’t trained at all for the past 5 months as I’ve been trying to rehab my back & whilst it’s improved, it’s by no means “fixed”, which is in itself pretty annoying.
Along with no training over the past 5 months, my diet’s become even more appalling. I’ve been eating takeaways, 3 course restaurant meals & on some days next to nothing. I’ve also been enjoying the odd sherbet!
I’ve also got Type I insulin dependent diabetes, hasn’t stopped me doing anything yet, I’m just expecting to reduce my insulin doses from tomorrow.
My stats from this morning compared with December 2007 (which is when they were last recorded) are shocking:
Weight 208lbs (94.5kg)
Chest - upper 39.5" (thru’ nipples)
Chest - lower 36.5" (between nipples & upper abs)
Waist - navel 37"
Waist - largest (below navel) 37.5" (I’m pretty mad writing this!)
Hips - largest 41.5"
Upper arm L. 14" (unflexed)
Upper arm R. 14" (unflexed)
Upper leg L. 24.5"
Upper leg R. 24.5"
Lower leg L. 15.5" (3" below knee)
Lower leg R. 16" (3" below knee)
Ankle L. 9.5" (above malleoli)
Ankle R. 9.5" (above malleoli)
The pictures from this morning as you can see below are also terrible.
So I’m angry with where I am now and I’m starting here to claim back & improve on the body I had 18 months ago, with the goal of getting there by December of this year - goals are 8% body fat; 15 - 15.5 stone; stronger than I was before.
This V-Diet is the 1st step…