Starting this mainly for accountability’s sake, having just purchased the kit this evening. Haven’t selected a start date yet; will update.
I am a 34 year old guy, fairly athletic my whole life, some high school sports, tons of time spent hooping recreationally in college. Slowly chubbed up a bit mid-college on, never fat really, but the belly gets bigger than I’d like when I’m lazy. I love beer and pizza. I’ve spent more time annoyed at a gut spilling over my belt than I have admiring visible abs.
We put a gym in our garage last January, and I did about ten months of Rip’s Starting Strength. I drank whole milk and protein shakes like it was my job. Went from 200-205 to 220 (6’2"), deadlift is up from never to 405+, squat is up to 320 or so, bench 275 or so. I built some muscle, now I want to strip off the fat so that I can see it and be thrilled for the first time about how I look in and out of a T-shirt. To be honest, I could also use four weeks with no alcohol to hit the rest button on that and drop back down to 1-2 nights/wk instead of 2-3 drinks most every night. I also took December off and haven’t gotten back in my regular workout pattern, so this should help me kick the bad holiday habits. Maybe I’ll make it an annual deal if it doesn’t completely blow.
Will get measurements, or maybe at least pictures, and a formal weigh in by the time I get started.
Time to ditch the fat guy!