I’ve been following this V-Diet idea since the beta test they ran a year or so ago. I watched as some guys did really well and that one guy who seemingly lied to everyone about following the program but just gave excuses and failed to see results. I hope to, and believe I will, be in group that sees results.
Here’s my story:
I’ve been a fatty most of my life - high school saw me evolve from a normal kid into a chubby teen, only fended off briefly by a summer of swimming and basketball every season. I’m athletic in the sense that I have hand-eye coordination, can play most sports competitively and have accomplished some cool things in regards to fitness, but I have been fighting a gut and man-boobs as long as I can remember. I don’t think I’ve ever been comfortable taking my shirt off in front of anyone.
College came and I joined a fraternity - drank a ton for 3 years and then turned my life around. I started running to and from work, eating healthier and got my weight down to a point where I could pass the Air Force fitness standards. I never weighed in at my worst weight, but estimate I was around 280. At my best, after a year of ROTC, I was down to 208, but still had the same body-shape, just smaller deficiencies. I can run like the wind when I’m below 220 (1.5miles in 9:13 when I was at 208). My best-ever bench was 235, deadlift was 315 and I could do 6-8 chinups. Now I am benching less than 190, 225 deadlift and can’t do any chinups.
Now after 3 years of active duty, and almost 6 since I turned my fitness life around, I find myself pushing 245 (we’ll see when I weigh in on Monday) and wondering if I’ll pass the fitness test - not in the run/pushups/situps but in waist measurement. I’m sure I look big, but I still carry it pretty well, but I know what lies underneath the layers of clothing. I measured myself the other day and found my waist was at 40". F-ing terrible (pardon my semi-crude language).
I have reasons/excuses/blah, everyone does. The main things I need to learn to fight is complacency and poor nutrition.
I have 35 days until my Physical Fitness test and this should give me plenty of time to correct my food choices and turn my life back around. I’ve got the drive but I know how easy it is to fall into old habits. I’m fighting the bad eating habits, getting into a good fitness regimen and elevation!
I will post with pictures on Monday after my goodies come and I get to partition my pantry with the good stuff. I’m embarassed already about posting them but it is motivation to fix myself if nothing else, right?