after an unexpected cash surplus I finally got the chance to take the velocity plunge last week. This log is starting late, this is day 6. No slips so far I am glad to report and having a picture of me in my boxers as my desktop has proved more than enough reason to not even think about solid food.
This is my “Happy 21st” Log as I’m over in the states doing my masters research for a year and am turning 21 on the 25th of August. Every year I say I’m going to be in shape by my birthday… being a student, pizza and beer have wrecked that consistently to date. This year, no more!
So, starting stats:
~17% body fat (but with the methods at my disposal the error is at least 2% either way)
I’ve taken some pics as well which I shall upload when I get the chance, but otherwise these are the only measurements I’m going to make since the other suggested measurements mean nothing to me: there’s no real sense of reward if they change but the feeling of failure if they don’t. The waist measurement is only there because I read (Chris’ ???) article stating that having a 34" waist as opposed to 36" would cut certain health risks by 17%, so that became a goal. As you would expect with those stats I’m not doing this to get super lean, just to set me on the path and punt me the first leg of the journey.
I’m a newcomer here and this is the first time I’ve ever had any sort of handle on my nutrition, particularly in regards to having sufficient protein. Add to that greatly increased reps compared to my staple strength-style workouts and I smell the potential for hypertrophy this first week. We’ll see what the scales have to say come tomorrow.
I hope to lose 12lbs of fat and gain 2-3lbs of muscle, leaving me at 190lbs and ~12% BF, obviously any more fat loss would be a bonus, this is the minimum I wish to achieve.