My name is Manny. I'm a 27 year old male living in Jersey. I'm starting the Velocity Diet because I'm looking for a change in my life. A couple of years ago I was in a 6 year relationship that ended on bad terms. Afterwards I fought with depression and became a workaholic. Anything that would keep my mind off of the situation was suffice. Although becoming a workaholic helped my career, it actually hurt me mentally. I became stressed and used the gym as an outlet for that stress.
My physique began to change because I was lifting harder than I had ever before. Nothing but the big lifts for me (Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Overhead press, and Power Cleans). Although this was great, I still hadn’t dealt with the issues I was going through.
Then came my first injury, a groin pull when I was sprinting. This sidelined me for about a week and a half while I was recovering. During that week, I began to drink, as I was finally not busy enough to ignore my issues. And like a tidal wave, I REALLY started to drink. Friday nights, Saturday nights, and all day Sunday were my drinkin' hours.
I turned into an alcoholic and kept it up for 2 years. However, I never stopped lifting and I certainly wasn’t eating well. So I gained about 25lbs from May-June of this year all from drinking and eating junk.
Now, I'm ready to change. I still have issues but at least I'm dealing with them. I have a new job that pays more and is much less stressful than the one I had prior. So with this diet I'm going to back off on the drinking and try to get my ridiculously high cholesterol down a bunch. My ultimate goals are to lose 25lbs and get my waist down to at LEAST a 36. After the strict phase of the diet, I plan on staying on Step 1 of the Transition for about 4 weeks. This should get me to where I need to be.
I’m getting better and better everyday and in every way.
So here we go! Day 1 -
- Around the largest part of your belly/love-handle area - 41 inches! OMG, I used to be 34. This is so mentally disturbing and difficult to accept. I won’t let this stand.
- Upper leg (thigh) - 29 inches
- Lower leg (calf) - 16.5 inches
- Chest: Across nipple line - 42.5 inches
- Between belly button and nipple line (upper abs area)- 38 inches
- Shoulders - 51.5 inches
- Upper arm - 15 inches
- Neck - 16.5 inches
Please excuse the quality of the photos. They were taken on my iphone which is only 2mp. I’ll try to get better pics next week.