In the last several years, I have gained weight, developed high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and anxiety. Its a tough combination. You get depressed about your condition and depression and anxiety are often self-fulfilling. I’ve lost some weight and gained some muscle here and there, but not nearly what I’d like or need to. On the plus side however, my blood pressure is almost normal again.
I recently had a son, and he has given me new inspiration to change my life for the better. There are a lot of things I want to change, starting with my health.
I decided to start the V-Diet yesterday. I know its going to be tough, but I feel its the only way to give myself the start I need: drop a lot of fat quickly, gain some muscle, and change the bad eating and exercise habits that led to this in the first place. I believe that if I can achieve this goal, I can achieve anything!
I am now on Day 2 of the diet. The first half of Day 1 was easy. The second half. . .not so much. I wasn’t really too hungry, but its amazing just how much your mind will make you think you need the bad food. I didn’t give in though.
I also got extremely tired around 4 p.m. and had to take a nap. I even slept for 10 hours last night, which is a good thing.
Despite all this though, my workout was killer! I even packed all of my stuff for today last night.
I’m hoping posting on here regularly will help me stick to it. Any support is greatly appreciated, and hopefully I can help some others too!
Starting Weight: 207.8
Starting Body Fat %: 25.4
Some notes on modifications I made to the diet:
I am not taking the HOT-ROX due to my blood pressure.
I am also not taking the L-Leucine because I literally can’t afford anything more at the moment.
I am using BSN protein along with the Metabolic Drive. I have some I need to use up. If you want to know why, see the previous point.